This Thursday April 17, Torn Ticket II had their opening night of ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ in Dewick. The musical, directed by sophomore Artoun Festekjian, will also be playing in Dewick this Saturday April 19 at 9:00PM. For more information, take a look at the theater preview published in the print Daily on Wednesday April 16. Photos by Kate Sienko.
IN NEWS: Tufts Dining Services, in an April 9 press release, announced several changes to the Premium Meal Plan for Fall 2014, including the elimination of the popular “trick turning.”
IN FEATURES: The creators of the Integrated Student Information System (iSIS), as well as the students and faculty who use it, have mixed views one year after its implementation.
IN ARTS: ”Game of Thrones” is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows on television — and for a good reason. The show has the ability to blend fantasy with political drama and intrigue, managing to maintain and develop a large, confusing cast while making relatable, memorable characters.
TODAY’S EDITORIAL: In a recent public announcement, Randy Mastro, Gov. Chris Christie’s hired attorney, said that the Governor was exonerated of any involvement in the George Washington Bridge scandal that occurred last September, in which lanes of the busiest commuter bridge in the United States were closed, thereby causing massive traffic congestion.
IN SPORTS: The men’s and women’s crew teams were both in action over the weekend on the Malden River. Both teams raced twice; the men’s team competed against Bates College and University of New Hampshire, while the women’s team raced against Wellesley College and Bates College.
In News: Approximately 60 students participated in the sixth annual Field Exercise in Peace and Stability Operations (FieldEx) simulation, which took place in a Weare, N.H., paintball field last weekend.
In Features: Each spring, members of the Tufts community eagerly await the announcement of the commencement speaker and Honorary Degree recipients — major selections that have come to reflect the university’s culture and values. Since 1858, Tufts has sought to honor recipients who represent the ideals and beliefs of the school, and has also encouraged the community to voice its opinions throughout the selection process.
In Arts: April 6 marked the return of one of television’s most anticipated shows, “Game of Thrones”.
In Sports: After taking two of three in its series against the Trinity Bantams, the baseball team climbed to the top spot in the NESCAC East division with a 3-1 record in conference play. The No. 18 Jumbos are now 19-2 overall and hold the highest national ranking of any NESCAC team.
In News: Tufts Dining Services recently changed the hours of late-night dining at the Commons Deli and Grill on Fridays and Saturdays, after receiving reports of rowdy student behavior.
In Features: Over the next five years, the Green Line will extend into Somerville, ending on College Avenue. Two of the planned stops — at Washington Street and in Union Square — are scheduled to open in 2017. City planners are discussing the changes, analyzing the ways in which the plan’s advantages and disadvantages will be addressed.
In Arts: While some may have worried that the auteur was going mainstream with this latest film, “Noah” still retains Aronofsky’s unique imprint, making it a delightfully strange interpretation that — though far from perfect — is an engaging, thought-provoking film.
In Sports: Jumbos performed more in line with expectations, cruising to a 15-10 win over the Gulls to improve their road record to 5-0 on the season. With the victory, Tufts matches its win total from a year ago.
IN NEWS: Seven members of the Tufts community, including students, a professor and an alumnus, delivered short presentations on their unique ideas as part of the fifth edition of the Tufts Idea Exchange (TEX).
IN FEATURES: WMFO, Tufts University’s radio station and one of the oldest college stations in the country, is run by both students and community volunteers. Radio broadcasts run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and in recent years, student DJs have brought new energy to this long-running radio program.
IN ARTS: With news that David Letterman will step down from his post as the host of “Late Show With David Letterman” (1993-present), rumors about potential successors have been flying around. The Daily Arts Department has its own opinions on who could best fill the long-time host’s shoes.
TODAY’S EDITORIAL: The weekend late-night dining operation at the Commons in the Mayer Campus Center has rolled back its closing time from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. in an apparent attempt to alleviate the stress placed on the facility and Tufts Dining Services (TUDS) employees by generally unruly and inebriated students in search of food.
IN SPORTS: Sophomore Brendan Koh earned medalist honors at the Rhode Island College Spring Invitational this past weekend, playing at the par-72 Valley Country Club with a two-day score of 154.
IN NEWS: Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor delivered a keynote lecture on the importance of forgiveness yesterday as part of the Cummings / Hillel Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education. Kor was introduced by Neubauer Executive Director of Hillel Rabbi Jeffrey Summit and Joe Philipson, the MayersonSocial Justice Fellow at the Hillel. Philipson spoke of the importance of students hearing Kor’s survival story.
IN ARTS: Originally known as Snappy Sushi, one of Davis Square’s claims to Japanese cuisine revamped their menu and blossomed into a new restaurant: Snappy Ramen.
TODAY’S EDITORIAL: The TCU Senate deserves more recognition for their accomplishments and the tough election season the candidates all just endured.
IN SPORTS: The 18th-ranked women’s tennis team has begun to hit its stride after losing four of its first five matches this spring. A non-conference win against Wellesley on April 1 warmed the team up for two key NESCAC matchups this past Friday and Sunday.
IN NEWS: Four Tufts freshmen on March 27 launched a new smartphone application, WeParty, which allows Tufts students to view locations of various parties and social events on and off campus.
IN FEATURES: While Tufts is known for its emphasis on “active citizenship,” a growing number of students and faculty are wishing to bring “entrepreneurship” closer to the forefront of the university experience. The Gordon Institute, founded in 1984, seeks to assist inspired Tufts students as they bring their ideas to life.
IN ARTS: Like temperatures above 50 degrees, the spring production from the Department of Drama and Dance has finally arrived. A cure to midterm and finals gloom, “Or,” a play by Liz Duffy Adams that first premiered in 2009, promises to be a breath of fresh air — with some foul language thrown in for good measure.
IN SPORTS: The men’s crew team competed for its first time this semester over the weekend, rowing in one race on Saturday and two on Sunday, winning all three.
In News: Juniors Michael Maskin and Sean Gunn this semester initiated a project to create a cooperative education (co-op) program at Tufts that would provide students with the opportunity to gain real-world work experience.
In Features: As students from both the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering flock to computer science courses, classes are filled to capacity and have maintained lengthy wait lists this semester as the department struggles to meet the growing student demand. In light of increasing interest, the Department of Computer Science recently announced new enrollment policies for entry-level courses, like “Introduction to Computer Science” (Comp 11).
In Arts: There are few comedy shows that showcase as small a small niche as “Portlandia” (2011-present), and even fewer that satisfy the comedic desires of such a particular target audience. The humor does not just revolve around lampooning hipster stereotypes, but is specifically focused on the hipster stereotypes of one particular city — but then again, that’s something Portland, Ore. is in no short supply of.
In Sports: Ten Jumbos scored at least one goal as the No. 6 men’s lacrosse team rolled to a definitive 18-3 win over the Hamilton Continentals in Clinton, N.Y. on Saturday. Coming off of its first NESCAC loss of the season to Williams on April 1, Tufts returned to form, outshooting Hamilton 52-26.