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The Tufts Daily
Where you read it first | Sunday, March 3, 2024

Sam Heyman


Tracing Tufts' history in housing

The quality and quantity of residence halls are a subject of frequent controversy at Tufts. The chaotic housing placement system, the ongoinghousing crisis,therecent acquisition of former fraternity and sorority houses in a half-hearted response to said crisis, the conspicuous renovations of Miller ...


'Sonic the Hedgehog' stays out of fast lane

During the pre-title sequence of the new film “Sonic the Hedgehog” (2020), the protagonist is told by his mother figure that he must “never stop running” from those who would hurt him to harness his super-speed. Over the next 90 minutes, you realize that that’s the whole point: trouble finds ...


Tufts Opera Ensemble premieres tales of love and sacrifice reborn

This past weekend saw the inaugural performance of a pair of new operas, “The Nightingale and the Rose” and “The Happy Prince,” by the Tufts University Opera Ensemble. Based on short stories of the same name by Oscar Wilde, the one-act operas were written by Department of Music faculty member ...

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Timely tribulations in the Met's 'La Traviata'

In the first few pages of "Heart of Darkness" (1899), Joseph Conrad’s narrator-protagonist Charles Marlow opines:“It's queer how out of touch with truth women are. They live in a world of their own, and there has never been anything like it, and never can be. It is too beautiful altogether, ...

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Yayoi Kusama: Answering love's call

Entering the Infinity Mirror Room feels like diving into obsidian water and being swallowed by a submarine cavern. Freckled, bioluminescent tentacles protrude like cilia from the mirrored walls of the endless chamber. The phosphorescent arms tessellate infinitely into the black water, disappearing into ...


Learning from love and loss in 'The Last Five Years'

Is it really better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? Torn Ticket II’s fall minor production of "The Last Five Years" cast doubt on the old adage. The one-night engagement starred seniorNick Jodka and sophomore Francesca Viggiani as Jamie and Cathy, respectively, two ...


Behind the scenes at the Midnight Organ Concert

On Thursday night, the Tufts University Chaplaincy performed its annual Halloween Midnight Organ Concert to a full housein Goddard Chapel. The hour-long program featured Chaplaincy Music Director Thomas Dawkins on the organ, joined by graduate student Jason Zhang on piano for an arrangement of Saint-Saëns' ...

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