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Strong month at the box office features everything from astronauts to music icons see ARTS&LIVING / PAGE 4

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Medford closes in on plastic bag ban by Charlie Driver News Editor

An ordinance to ban plastic bags from retail establishments is currently being considered by the Medford City Council and is expected to be passed into law by the end of the year, according to City Councillor John C. Falco Jr. The drafted ordinance, which is noted on the Sept. 25 meeting agenda of the Medford City Council, bans the provision of “thin-film plastic bags,” which are defined as bags thinner than four thousandths of an inch, at a business’ checkout. Plastic bags used to bag bulk items, frozen foods or meat, or wet materials are exempt. If passed, the ordinance will take effect 180 days after the vote, and will punish violations with increasing fines, rising to a maximum of $300 per infraction. Medford City Solicitor Mark Rumley explained that he and Assistant City Solicitor Kimberly Scanlon wrote the ordinance in collaboration with a group of municipal department heads. He said that they created the ordinance by examining and borrowing from ordinances passed by other municipalities throughout Massachusetts. Massachusetts is one of the national leaders in banning plastic bags, with 65 separate municipalities having bans in place as of May 2018, according to the Massachusetts Sierra Club. Somerville enacted a similar ban in September 2016. Rumley explained that the interdepartmental group settled on the thickness of bag to be affected by the ban by counting which thickness was most commonly banned. This led to the draft ordinance banning all plastic bags that are four thousandths of an inch or thinner.

Director of Energy and Environment for Medford Alicia Hunt and Energy and Environment intern Carolyn Meklenburg, a Tufts graduate student in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, were part of the group that wrote the ordinance. Hunt said that for a city like Medford with extremely close neighbors, aligning a plastic bag ban with other communities was extremely important. Hunt also cautioned that the draft does not represent an exact copy of the most recent bans, but instead a version that the group thought would be most effective. “We wanted to make sure we were building on what they had done … not assuming that the most recent [ban] was the ‘right’ way to do it,” Hunt said. Evidence that the ban is Medford’s own can be seen in the way it plans to punish violators. According to the ordinance’s text, the first instance of a violation of the ordinance will only receive a written warning, and each subsequent violation will result in a fine of $100 more than the last, up to $300. This stands in contrast to Somerville’s ordinance, which has a smaller sliding punishment, peaking at $100, as well as Cambridge’s, which has a flat fine of $300. According to Rumley, the ban will be enforced by the Medford Board of Health. MaryAnn O’Connor, director of the Board of Health, sat on the group that created the ordinance. The ordinance is currently waiting to be heard by the Medford City Council Committee of the Whole, according to Rumley, where the councillors will have the chance to edit the document and decide whether it should affect


Medford City Hall is pictured. all retail businesses in Medford or only those above an as-yet-undecided square footage. Falco told the Daily in an email that he supports the ban affecting all businesses and will support small businesses that may be hit harder by the change. “I am concerned about how complete elimination will potentially impact small business owners,” he said. “The Medford City Council will hold a meeting to discuss these concerns and to help business owners find reasonable, cost-effective alternatives.” According to Rumley, as part of the process of creating the ordinance, Business and Cultural Liaison Allie Fiske reached out to the Medford Chamber of Commerce as well as local businesses. Rocco DiRico, the director of community relations at Tufts and a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, confirmed this and noted that the Council had also reached out. He indicated that the Chamber chose not to take a formal stance on the issue. The Medford Chamber of Commerce declined to be interviewed for this article. Hunt explained that two official comments had been filed with the city by businesses that stand to be impacted by

the ordinance. She said that Chicken & Rice Guys had come out in favor of the ban, while regional supermarket chain Wegmans had expressed its opposition. DiRico explained that though Tufts is committed to sustainability, the university has no official position on the issue. He also noted that the campus would not be affected by the passage of the ordinance. “Tufts Dining [Service] and the bookstore discontinued the use of plastic bags when they were banned by Somerville,” DiRico told the Daily in an email. Tina Woolston, program director at Tufts’ Office of Sustainability, said that banning thin-film plastic bags is hugely beneficial to American recycling companies. She explained that bags often jam recycling equipment, hurting profitability and efficiency. With China accepting fewer American recyclables and the American recycling industry running on thin margins, Woolston said that she views ordinances like the one in Medford as hugely important. “It’s really great that they’re doing it right now, because it will help recycling stay alive as an industry,” she said. Falco said that he hopes the ordinance will be passed through the council and be enacted by the end of the year. He added that he believes that Medford residents will support and adapt to the ordinance at that point. “Although some residents feel that a plastic bag ban can be an inconvenience, I think most people recognize that the environmental harm caused by improperly disposed plastic bags is causing significant and drastic changes to our environment,” he said.

Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 15 by Jenna Fleischer News Editor

No love lost and found On Oct. 9 at 10:22 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a call on the Academic Quad. The reporting party told TUPD that an individual was inquiring about a student, in an attempt to locate the student. TUPD was able to locate the reported individual, who said they had come to express their feelings for the student. TUPD was also able to locate the student, who said they did not want anything to do with the individual looking for them. The individual was advised to leave campus and given directions to Davis Square.

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Let me light your candle On Oct. 10 at 4:19 p.m., TUPD was dispatched to Latin Way for fire alarm trouble. TUPD determined there was an issue with the fire alarm control panel as a result of a student burning a candle in their dorm room. The student was advised that having a lit candle was a violation of university housing policy, and Somerville Fire Department reset the fire panel. The lights will flicker on and off Later that day, at 8:31 p.m., TUPD responded to a security alarm at 54 Sawyer Ave. Upon arrival, TUPD observed the house’s lights flickering on and off; when TUPD approached the back of the house they found two students

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near the bulkhead. The students explained that they had been downstairs in the basement cleaning and mistook the circuit breaker for a light switch. An outside contractor was called in to check and restore the panel, and the latch to the bulkhead door, a restricted area, was secured. The smelly smell that smells … smelly On Oct. 12 at 12:21 a.m., TUPD responded to a fire alarm at 134 Professors Row, ATO of Massachusetts. Upon arrival, TUPD was informed by students exiting the house that the common area smelled of marijuana. When TUPD entered the residence, they confirmed the smell of burnt marijuana and air freshener and determined the combination

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had triggered the alarm. TUPD confiscated a small amount of marijuana and reported the incident to the Dean of Student Affairs. Somerville Fire Department reset the fire alarm control panel. Get out me house On Oct. 13 at 1:36 a.m., TUPD received a call from a student at 22 Bellevue St. The student reported an unwanted person in the residence; they said the intruder appeared to be lost and was not threatening or harassing. TUPD investigated the area and discovered an individual matching the student’s description. The individual apologized and admitted they had accidentally entered the wrong housing, mistaking 22 Bellevue St. for 22 Fairmount St.

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Construction on Miller, Houston Halls generates excitement, concern among residents


Miller Hall, which is scheduled to be fully renovated by December, is pictured on Oct. 16. by Ellie Murphy

Contributing Writer

Since May, Miller Hall — one of Tufts’ 11 residence halls that house first-years — has been undergoing massive construction. According to the university’s Operations Division website, Miller is being renovated to have new elevators, accessible common spaces and safety code upgrades, among other improvements. Construction on Miller Hall is slated to be complete in December, though students are currently living in its east wing, which was renovated over the summer. After Miller is fully renovated, current residents of Houston Hall’s east wing will move to Miller’s west wing for the second semester. Houston will then undergo construction and be fully renovated by August 2019. Joshua Hartman, director of the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL), is optimistic that the renovations to Miller Hall will create a more inviting atmosphere for residents. “The significant construction in Miller will greatly improve the building physically and also allow for better use of space overall,” Hartman said. “The project will add in an elevator, making the building far more accessible than it had been. Additionally, the lounge and study space on each floor will be expanded, and there will be far more natural light in the open spaces, given the glass facade that will be one of the architectural highlights of the new design.”  Hartman noted that since Miller Hall was built in 1959, its appearance was darker and more old-fashioned compared to many of Tufts’ newer residence halls. Aesthetically, Miller was in need of a brighter appearance, according to Hartman. “Before the renovation, Miller was dark in the hallways, bathrooms were in need of some freshening up and the common spaces were not conducive to community building,” Hartman said. “Our design and construction team has done a phenomenal job at making [it] far more comfortable and welcoming for its residents.”

While students living in both Miller and Houston Halls are looking forward to the new amenities, some Miller residents feel that the renovations have had a negative impact on their first semester at Tufts. Residents have been forced to deal with loud morning construction and a dearth of common rooms. Rachel Wang, a first-year Miller resident, explained that while she is looking forward to the new additions, construction work has often hindered her daily routine. “It has been frustrating to wake up to hammering and drilling noises,” Wang said. “I am typically not able to study in my room because the construction noises can definitely make it hard to focus.” Hartman explained that efforts to reduce construction noise in the morning have minimized disturbances, as compared to the beginning of the semester. “Construction activities are not permitted to start too early in the morning,” he said. “While we did have some moments early in the semester when construction noise disrupted residents … in the early morning hours, our construction team is very responsive to feedback and has worked to ensure that loud work does not start until later.” In addition to shifting the times at which heavy construction occurs, ORLL has made efforts to foster social life in the residence halls. To make up for Miller Hall’s current lack of a common room, Hartman explained that temporary spaces have been created for first-year students to socialize. “On each floor in Miller, there are two rooms that are set up temporarily to be common/lounge spaces,” Hartman said. “These two rooms per floor, which directly border the half of the building still under construction, will be turned into resident rooms at the completion of the project. But until the common spaces are ready, we wanted to be sure that there was some space outside of individual rooms for students to hang out, study and socialize.”

As construction on Houston Hall will begin promptly after Miller is finished, many Houston residents will move to Miller for the spring semester. According to the university’s Student Life website, a professional moving team will transfer students’ belongings transferred between the dorms at the end of the fall semester. Information sessions about the moving process will be held throughout the fall semester. Many current Houston residents are excited for the move, since it will presents an opportunity to meet new people and take advantage of Miller Hall’s new amenities. Logan Herodes, a first-year assistant in Houston Hall, believes the change will be a positive experience. “I think it’s going to be fun to experience another building with updated features and get a chance to reinvent our rooms as we unpack again,” Herodes, a junior, said. However, moving into the newly renovated Miller Hall also poses challenges for students. Sarah Unterberger, a first-year Houston resident, is excited to move into the renovated dorm but worries that it will be difficult to adjust to a new environment. “I believe it [will be] intimidating to move to a new environment when I’ve grown pretty comfortable at Houston. I like the people in my hall,” Unterberger said. “Thankfully I [will] keep my roommate. I do not want to stress about moving my things and worrying about losing something. It feels like a weight on my shoulders thinking about it. Hopefully the move will go smoothly and people will be accepting, which I’m sure they will be.” While the process of renovating Miller and Houston halls has sparked mixed feelings among the student body and has proved difficult to adjust to, Wang believes that the upgrades will ultimately have a positive impact on first-year residential life. “I’m looking forward to having a common room for next semester, so we can have a space to socialize and get to know the other people in our dorm better,” Wang said. “I’m also excited to meet new people who lived in Houston first semester.”


Haruka Noishiki El Centro



enior Leila Li, an international relations major from China, wishes she could ask her younger self to fall in love sooner with dance. She clearly stated that she doesn’t consider herself a dancer despite having taken four dance courses, being the captain of Tufts Wuzee and the excitement she feels about dance. Li first dabbled in dance in kindergarten, and then put her dance career on hold until she got into Tufts. Finally with free time on her hands, Li returned to dance. Because most of the dance classes available to people of her age group were modern dance using American pop music, she took classes in that genre. Once she arrived at Tufts, she had planned to continue with dance genres such as pop and jazz, until a student involved in Wuzee introduced her to the world of classical Chinese dance. In China, she had encountered dance teachers that made her feel confined with strict rules about the body. For Li, today, dance is a place of acceptance. As she explained the complexity that is the history of Chinese classical dance, in her ever-logical and collected manner, it was still evident that this was a happy accident, completely unplanned. For sophomore Ella Jenke, a quantitative economics major from Massachusetts, it’s important to separate being a dancer from her persona outside of dance. Jenke has been dancing since she was five years old. She began to love dance in fourth grade and has continued on for the ever-morphing nature of dance, for the dance community that she grew up with and has felt like family and for the mental break that dance provides. She appreciates that dance has given her a strong work ethic and developed attention to and awareness of others’ feelings — qualities that translate to aspects of her life beyond dance. However, she recognizes the toxicity the dance community can contain — the harsh self-criticism and need for validation can be harmful — and she finds a far more relaxed climate here at Tufts than she did in her dance company from her early childhood. What fascinated me was that Jenke and Li both attributed to dance an ever-morphing nature. Jenke calls dance “different every day,” in that a dancer can learn new techniques and develop their style every day. Li framed dance as an “ongoing dynamic,” a path on which she can continue to develop into a dancer through building a continuous relationship with her body. That Jenke and Li, who engage in such different styles of dance, who have grown up with such different relationships to dance and who engage in dance so differently at Tufts shared this view made me wonder: What is my ‘dance?’ What is an ongoing dynamic which is new every day, makes me twirl and shares stories with others that makes them pause and think? Even if I know nothing about what is blossoming in front of us, I do see that at its core are hours of training that allow the petals to open and the story to unfold, catalyzed by the heart of the person on stage. As storytellers and as beauticians, I admire those who put their toes together and apart, lift their arms and leap and spin, in different ways, every day. Haruka Noishiki is a sophomore who has not yet declared a major. Haruka can be reached at



Zachary Hertz and Brady Shea Cheeses of Suburbia

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

October box office roundup: Frighteningly good

The young and the stickless


achary Hertz (ZH): For our JumboCash-only readers, we’re reviewing oven-reheated mozzarella sticks from Tufts’ own Commons Marketplace. The album title could also describe the people in this room — Good Charlotte’s “The Young and the Hopeless” (2002). And our young and hopeless guest, Petrina Chan, loves birds and eating shaved Parmesan out of a tub over her sink, especially on weekends. Brady Shea (BS): I never realized how old this album is — I listened to it in middle school, seven years after it came out. ZH: It starts strong with “A New Beginning”— it’s super orchestral. Petrina Chan (PC): It sounds like the beginning of a movie and after the bass kicks in it’s like the beginning of 90s show with a misunderstood teen boy in his room jamming on a guitar. BS: The only thing I can say about “The Anthem” is that it’s such an anthem. PC: It’s timeless, never fails to get me hyped up and I made [Amazon] Alexa play it 20 times on the Fourth of July. I think the whole apartment complex could hear me. ZH: I never realized it goes straight into “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” That song is great because it taps into the classic pop punk anger with the establishment. BS: Definitely one of the original songs of that type. Its simple melody and riffs make the message stick. PC: I like the sudden mellowing out here [in “The Story of My Old Man”]. It’s like a smooth ballad in the middle of a jam. ZH: And now some smooth cheese in the middle of these pop punk jams. Thoughts? BS: Better than Pizza Days, by far. The breading isn’t as good as Pinky’s, though. PC: It’s smooth, like a corndog. They’re also girth-y but really expensive. I’m not surprised but I thought it’d be more like $3.50, not $5. That’s like a dollar per stick. ZH: They’re a good food, but not quite real mozzarella sticks. Something about them is off. PC: I always thought they were weird! They’re square! They have a good amount of cheese though. BS: In comparison to the other ones, 7.5/10. PC: I’d agree — good but atypical. ZH: Honestly it’s a straight 7/10 from me: good but not special. BS: It’s funny that the title song is way less known than “The Anthem” or “Lifestyles.” They intended it to carry the album but other songs ended up making the album famous anyway. PC: Do you think they knew “The Anthem” was going to slap when they wrote it? BS: I mean, in the chorus, “This is the anthem, throw all your hands up,” I think they knew. PC: Overall, the album has a surprising amount of variety. Usually when I listen to albums, there’s a song that I dislike but here I could jam to any of them. I’d give it a 7/10. ZH: Yeah I’d have to agree — all good but only two stood out. BS: When you first suggested it I was like, “Why?” but I’ve remembered why I played it to death in middle school. 8/10 from me. Zachary Hertz is a senior studying political science. He can be reached at zachary. Brady Shea is a senior studying computer science. He can be reached at


The promotional posters for ‘A Star is Born’ and ‘Venom’ are pictured. by John Fedak and Christopher Panella Arts Editor and Assistant Arts Editor

The October box office has a history of under-performing releases, often mired by overdone horror movies in honor of Halloween. Prior to this year’s record-breaking “Venom” release, “Gravity” (2013) held October’s highest opening weekend, followed by a line of horror films, including most of the “Saw” saga and some random outliers, like “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” (2008). However, the spookiest month of the year is also often a prelude to the Oscars, with nominations entering the public conscious around this time. This year seems to be centered more around quality cinematic experiences and less on low-budget horror flicks. October isn’t usually the most explosive month for movies, although sometimes, its releases can surprise audiences. 2014’s “Gone Girl” and 2015’s “The Martian” were both Oscar-nominees. “Gone Girl” was virtually carried by Rosamund Pike’s stellar performance, and “The Martian” racked up several nominations and wins. Often, however, October can be a bummer for the box office. “Blade Runner 2049” (2017) was initially projected to gross $43 million to $47 million in its opening weekend domestically, but after disappointing first-day sales, the projection dropped to an estimated $32 million. “Blade Runner 2049” ended up being a box office disappointment but received critical praise. Other films may find box office success but receive lukewarm response, like “The Girl on the Train” (2016). Of course, the most iconic October releases are the horror films audiences love — and sometimes hate. “Paranormal Activity 3” (2011) broke records for the best opening for a horror film, “Annabelle” (2014) was a critical flop but a box office sensation, and most of the “Saw” saga has done relatively well in October releases. Even thrillers, like “Taken 2” (2012) have fared well. “Kill Bill Vol. 1” (2003) was commercially and critically successful after its October release. But October’s pickings are still slim compared to other months. True, October isn’t necessarily a dump month — that is, a month

where the films are slim pickings — but it is a genre month. Most October releases cannot escape the trappings of their respective genre — even “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” and “Shark Tale” (2004), as they were all released for a specific audience. With that being said, this October has already proven it stands apart, fueled by the release of the aforementioned “Venom.” Unfortunately, while it has already gathered over $200 million in revenue, more than eclipsing its budget of $100 million, the movie itself is less than acclaimed. Not only is the superhero genre over-saturated, but “Venom” also features a train wreck of a plot coupled with terrible acting, screenplay and writing decisions. The supervillian genre is surprisingly sparse compared to films of a more super-heroic nature, but “Venom” utilizes absolutely none of its creative and interesting source material. While there is still a certain charm in watching a giant monster race through the streets of San Francisco, the consensus among critics is a decided thumbs-down. This October also featured the critically acclaimed and slow-burning “A Star is Born” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. The film previously received Oscar buzz after its opening at the 75th Venice International Film Festival. “A Star is Born” is the fourth remake of the classic story following a rising star played by Gaga and her relationship with a spiraling legend played by Cooper. In this remake, Cooper’s Jackson sings country rock, and Gaga’s Ally becomes a pop icon. The original music is certainly a selling point — the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, beating out Twenty One Pilots’ “Trench.” The film is also Cooper’s directorial debut, making it a knockout October release that deserves a better spot in the box office. In another October film, Ryan Gosling stars in the well-received “First Man” as Neil Armstrong in the landmark Moon mission. Gosling’s acting chops look like they’ve come in handy for him — critics are already praising his heartfelt and emotional performance, alongside leading actress Claire Foy, who has garnered acclaim in Netflix’s “The Crown” (2016–). While “First Man” has not

received overwhelming notice for accolades (although Gosling looks likely to earn a Best Actor nod), it is nonetheless poised to be another box office success in the usually subdued October race. Looking ahead to the end of the month, there remains no shortage of movies for fans of every genre. Timothée Chalamet, of “Call Me By Your Name” (2017) fame, stars in the drama “Beautiful Boy,” produced by Brad Pitt and based off of two real-life memoirs about a son’s addiction and his father’s struggle to help. Alongside Chalamet, Steve Carrell and Amy Ryan, both of whom starred in hit comedy show “The Office” (2005–13), feature prominently in the film. While the reviews so far have been mixed, critics have praised the strong performances of Chalamet and Carrell. Even if the movie is no must-see, it appears to be a strong showing regardless. Finally, rounding out the blockbuster releases for the month is “Halloween,” a soft reboot for the franchise and a direct sequel to the original “Halloween” (1978). Set 40 years after the ending of the first movie, the plot follows Michael Myers as he attempts to track down the now-middle-aged Laurie Strode and kill her once and for all. The roles of Myers and Strode are played by the same actors from the 1978 edition — Nick Castle and Jamie Lee Curtis, respectively. Even more astounding, however, are the preliminary reviews — critics are praising the film’s genuinely scary atmosphere and feminist undertones — so perhaps this is the “Halloween” sequel we’ve all been waiting for. For fans of low-grade superhero films, heartfelt musical romances, emotional biographical dramas and terrifying slasher flicks, alike, this month has gone above and beyond with providing something for everyone at the theater. It is rare that October produces multiple box-office hits, but 2018 certainly bucks the trend. It’s an added treat that most of these movies are performing well critically, too. Regardless of personal taste, get out to a theater and experience a movie this October. The scary thing is, there truly is something for everyone.

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Nesi Altaras Takeaways

Jamal Khashoggi


n Oct. 2, Jamal Khashoggi, a member of a notable Saudi family and a dissident of the regime, entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. There’s no record of him coming out. Though it is unclear what exactly took place, one thing is clear: The Saudis have either killed or kidnapped the Washington Post contributor. The attack on Khashoggi has shattered the facade of reformism that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been trying to cultivate. Known simply as MBS, the crown prince has bewitched Western neoliberals, inspiring column inches chock full of praise. Media outlets knew that Saudi Arabia was horrible when they were lauding MBS. They just really liked how he acted ‘Western’ and wanted to buy American arms. Now, all these organizations, from the New York Times to the Financial Times, pretend to be absolutely shocked that the man who dazzled them with plans of structural adjustment, an investment vision away from oil and lots of Saudi wealth, could also be behind the murder, or at least the kidnapping, of a well-respected journalist and thought leader. These hypocritical organizations have been pulling out of their commitments as media sponsors for Saudi-led conferences in droves. Did these people realize that Saudi Arabia, a regime that arrested a women’s rights activist and plans to behead her, is not a normal country? MBS’s edifice is just a pretension. The Saudi government pays off its citizens with oil wealth and lulls them into accepting the royal family’s absolute control. Saudi Arabia is the most reliable ally of the United States, a long-time buyer of U.S. military equipment and an absolute monarchy. Saudi Arabia is an ally that embodies everything the United States supposedly stands against. Yet, the U.S. tolerates every negative aspect of Saudi Arabia that it criticizes in Iran, a milder regime by comparison (that’s how absolutist and religiously controlled Saudi Arabia is). To Westerners playing along to the the Saudi regime’s and MBS’s farce, Jamal Khashoggi’s murder/disappearance has been a wake up call. Khashoggi has been respected and accepted by the West as an interlocutor against the regime. He lives in the United States and has a green card. As a green card holder, the U.S. has a legal obligation to him, yet President Trump insists on covering the Saudis and coming up with crazy theories about “rogue killers” to get the totalitarian regime off the hook for a journalist’s murder. The case has been unignorable. Khashoggi is present; he is not simply a local dissident that is far away. The Saudi government can try as much as it wants to cover up the facts, not cooperate with the Turkish police investigation or hope the investigation goes nowhere. But the cat is out of the bag: The murderous, corrupt, absolutist, fundamentalist, misogynistic government of Saudi Arabia is not normal and cannot be kept as a close U.S. ally. Do not normalize the U.S. sponsorship of this regime; it is unacceptable.

Nesi Altaras is a senior studying international relations and economics. Nesi can be reached at


Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Laundry service leaves Tufts students out to dry Laundry is not cheap, especially not at Tufts. This year, for the first time in a decade, the price of laundry has noticeably increased by 16 to 20 percent. Costing a minimum of $3 for a full washing and drying cycle, laundry is a costly endeavor for students. The price tag and the frequency in which students do laundry make this problem absolutely consequential. According to Forbes, students who do laundry every other week spend more than $200 over their four years on campus. For a person who is financially independent and working a minimum-wage job, this is a significant personal financial burden. Coupled with groceries, food, textbooks and other expenses, the costs of college swell. Recently, more universities, such as Davidson College and Columbia University, have been offering free laundry, and the latter has an undergraduate population of a similar size to Tufts. The problem of laundry is not isolated to the cost, but also the quality. The washing machines themselves are often inefficient, dirty and broken. Consequently, clothes get destroyed. These machines also tend to be quite small, and while

this is an understandable space-saving measure, the result is that students have to do a load of laundry either more frequently or splurge on several washing machines at once. Meanwhile, the dryers are frequently in need of repair, and clothes often remain wet at the end of a cycle. “Two out of the three dryers on my side of Wren have been broken since the beginning of the year, and I find that people end up wasting their money by trying the same dryer multiple times,” Ethan Isenman, a sophomore living in Wren Hall, said. Isenman’s comment reveals both the lousy state of Tufts’ laundry machines and the difficulties of fixing this problem when the machine repairs are outsourced. “I spend at least $30 a semester on laundry, which is frankly ridiculous considering how much Tufts is already charging us,” Alexa Rudolph, a sophomore who lives in West Hall, said. This is a problem that affects practically every student. Tufts should begin to subsidize students’ laundry, at the very least for students on financial aid. Even a small reduction in price would go a long way. Tufts needs to stop treating laundry like a luxury good

and start treating it as what it is: a necessity that every student needs but that not every student can afford. Another major problem lies with the fact that there are often insufficient washers and dryers to meet student demand, leading to backlogs. While the Tufts Mobile app and LaundryView website does let students know when laundry machines become available, it doesn’t change the fact that students sometimes have to wait hours for laundry machines to become available. While it is understandable that dorms have limited space for these machines, Tufts should consider increasing the numbers of washers and dryers in each dorm, especially ones which recently underwent “bed optimization” where some singles became doubles and doubles became triples. Laundry may not be an obvious issue, but that does not mean it is any less important. Laundry is an issue that affects students’ finances and time. Even small corrections to the flaws in Tufts’ laundry service would bring about large benefits for everyone. Tufts should ensure that its laundry service is no longer washed-up.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | Sports | THE TUFTS DAILY

Defensive performance key in Jumbos' bid to keep pace with Panthers FIELD HOCKEY

continued from page 8 On Saturday, Tufts traveled to New London, Conn. to take on the Conn. College Camels. The Jumbo offense was able to get a little more breathing room in this match, getting 20 shots off along with 17 penalty corners. The Camels put up zero in both categories. It was the second of three straight shutouts for first-year goalkeeper Andie Stallman, proving the ability of the Jumbo first-years on offense and defense. Foley attributed her class year’s success to the team’s positive atmosphere. “Give that credit to the older girls for integrating us into the team this year,” Foley said. “The best part about it is that with our team dynamic this year, we’re all gelling really well together and we keep pushing each other at practice and our ages don’t really matter.” While the Jumbo offense wasn’t able to put together a goal in the first half, they quenched their thirst for scores with a pair of goals in the latter period. The Hamilton-Tutoni connection came to fruition five minutes into the half, with Hamilton assisting Tutoni on her ninth goal of the season, which is tied for seventh in the NESCAC. Foley then chipped in an unassisted goal about 15 minutes later, cementing the


Jumbo lead. Despite a few more chances on the offensive end for Tufts, the score remained 2–0 after 70 minutes of action. The weekend puts the Jumbos at 11–1 on the year, and keeps hold of their second place standing in the NESCAC with two more conference games on the schedule. The first of those two, against No. 16 Williams (8–3), comes at home this Saturday, after a brief visit by Haverford (6–6) on Wednesday night. The Jumbos

only have a few more chances to tune up before the post-season, as their regular season finale is just a week from now at No. 11 Bowdoin (10–3) on Oct. 24. “It’s really important for us to make a statement in every game we play in,” Foley said. “I think the mindset of the team right now is really focused. We know what we want to do, and I think we’re dedicated to doing everything in our power to achieve that goal right now.”

Tufts closes fall season with strong performance in Maine WOMEN'S TENNIS

continued from page 8 “Now that the first-years have really settled in at school, it’s really starting to show on the court,” Bayard said. “All of them have a huge amount of potential to make an impact this spring.” Garrido, who reached the semifinals at the ITA Regional Tournament two weeks ago, cruised to two singles wins and three doubles wins. The Gastonia, N.C. native rotated between partners, beating teams from Bates and Bowdoin alongside Karamercan and subduing Skidmore while partnered with Frankel. Garrido’s only loss of the weekend came in singles to Skidmore first-year Dea Koiava, 6–2, 7–5. As they move into the winter months, the Jumbos will enjoy some time off to catch up on sleep and work. However, they will not let their preparation for the spring season slide, as they look to finalize doubles pairings and crystallize team chemistry in the coming weeks. The coaching staff will also meet with each of the players individually, assessing offseason goals and preemptively overcoming any challenges. “I’m most proud of how the team has improved throughout the fall season,” Bayard said. “Things are really starting

to click, and I’m looking forward to seeing how we can put it all together this spring. It was fun to experiment with … more doubles pairings throughout the tournament, and we have some exciting doubles possibilities for spring.” Tufts’ strong fall showing should give the team confidence to come together and will hopefully create some critical momentum even as the nets are taken down for now. “The fall goes by pretty quickly — it’s intense, but short,” Bayard said. “The first couple of weeks [are] really about establishing the team, plus settling into the year. The greatest focus for the fall is always getting the team on the same page in terms of working together and also in terms of approaching the year from a development standpoint with the spring in mind. Once they understand this, it’s about getting the match experience in the fall and pinpointing what each person needs to develop throughout the year in order to best be able to contribute to the team.” Tufts will resume play in the spring, as it will open with a match at conference rival Trinity in Hartford, Conn. on March 9. Iwasaki is excited for her last semester of collegiate tennis and hopes


Senior co-captain Mina Karamercan returns a shot in Tufts’ 8–1 loss to Williams at the Voute Tennis Courts on April 28. to be a contagious source of optimism and motivation to help push the team forward. “We have a lot of potential, and we are now focusing on working hard in the offseason to be … the best that we can be when our season starts up again,” Iwasaki said.

Tufts gears up for Williams showdown WOMEN'S SOCCER

continued from page 8 tion, the defense was able to stymie the Camels and hold them off just enough to get the win. “We have had other games where we have been able to come back from being a goal down,” Reed said. “Winning close games in a consistent style is very important for our team. It gives us confidence in each other that, in deciding opportunities, we can dominate.”

Jeremy Goldstein The Anti-Bostonian

The case for Brady’s bread-bearers (a.k.a. his receivers)

I Senior forward and co-captain Gigi Tutoni dribbles the ball in Tufts’ 8–0 win over Wellesley on Ounjian Field on Oct. 10.

Koscho spoke to the team’s ability to compete through adversity in a composed manner. “I think the biggest thing was that we were being aggressive and staying proactive rather than being the team that was reacting to the opponent,” Koscho said. “We just kept our composure and were able to pull it out.” According to Aronson, the Jumbos have little time to celebrate, because Tufts faces what is arguably its biggest opponent of the season yet. Tufts welcomes the defending

national champions and current NESCAC leaders Williams to Kraft Field on Saturday with the hopes that they can add a signature win heading into the postseason. “It’s at home, it’s parents weekend … we have had this game marked for a while,” Aronson said. “We know we can play with this team, and I think for the first time in my years here, everyone on this team genuinely knows that we can win this game.” The Jumbos’ final home game of the season kicks off at 12:30 p.m.


groggily watched the waning moments of the Patriots vs. Chiefs Sunday night football game on a plane back to Boston. I did my best to conceal my faded Yankees hat among the sea of Patriots jerseys, unifying both red and blue. They’re a prideful lot, the Boston bunch, and the Pats give them a lot to be proud of. Especially the (insert overused complimentary nickname) Tom Brady. Just as I was flying through air, so was his pass-catching crew, who took over against a feeble Chiefs’ secondary. Not that the Patriots secondary wasn’t overwhelmed either — I have a permanently fixed image of both McCourty brothers chasing Tyreek Hill on his 75-yard game-tying reception. Short and tall, wide and thin, fast and slow: The Patriots fundamentally lack anyone who individually checks off every box a wide receiver should. But one person can’t do it on his own; as they say, squad goals, right? The Pats technically do have a receiver capable of being the best player on the planet: Josh Gordon. Gordon’s raw talent boggles the eye as much as his maddening inability to hone it into a single season — that is, since his epic 2013 season. Gordon is off his peak with the Patriots, but he easily is the most dynamic outside threat since Randy Moss, if he gets going. Julian Edelman is off suspension and back to being Wes Welker 2.0: slightly more nimble but nowhere near the same hands, sufficed by a key fourth-quarter drop. Edelman is Brady’s safety blanket regardless and number 12 looks a different figure with his diminutive receiver in the fold. Without him, there’s a drop off. Sony “PlayStation” Michel and James White form the pairing that Belichick has been searching for throughout his three-million-year tenure as head coach. A bruising Bulldog and a shifty Swiss army knife is exactly what Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen, Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead, or, heck, even Marion Barber and Danny Woodhead were supposed to be. Hopefully White got his truck from his Super Bowl LI performance that Tom certainly still owes him. You think I forgot about Gronk? Well, I did. Let’s talk about Chris Hogan instead, who finally got into the groove of making plays again having been kept relatively quiet all season, much to the scourge of my fantasy team. How about human monster truck James Develin? He had a catch — bet you didn’t remember that. Cordarrelle Patterson exists too, somehow. I know I’m not alone in thinking return man was his only position. Of course, at the end of the day, it’s all about Gronk. Quiet all day, he burnt balcony-jumping Josh Shaw for the biggest catch of the night, setting up Tom Brady’s game-winning ball-clutch to win the game (I know, I know, it was Gostkowski’s field goal). Every time I want to bet against the burly tight end, I hear Cris Collinsworth in my ear: “He’s too big for a corner and too fast for a linebacker.” Oh, to be a Pats fan.

Jeremy Goldstein is an assistant sports editor on the Daily. He is a sophomore studying political science and film and media studies. Jeremy can be reached at



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Women’s soccer earns two key victories on the road by Onat Tarimcilar Staff Writer

Tufts travelled to Connecticut this weekend and emerged with two crucial late-season NESCAC wins. The two wins, 2–0 over Trinity and 2–1 against Conn. College, bring Tufts to an overall record of 9–2–2 and a conference record of 5–1–2, good enough for fourth in the NESCAC. This week also featured individual recognition for the Jumbos as sophomore forward Liz Reed was given NESCAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week honors. Reed finished the week with eight points, including a game-winning goal in overtime against Conn. College and an assist against Trinity, which brings her NESCAC-leading assist tally to seven. Reed and fellow sophomore midfielder/forward Sophie Lloyd have demonstrated indelible chemistry on the field as they lead the team in points this year. Reed often provides Lloyd with chances that the goal-scoring phenom puts away with ease. “Sophie and I are able to work well together because we are somewhat opposite in our styles of play,” Reed said. “Our knowledge and understanding of each other of what we want from a pass or a specific run also affects the success of our play. We also do get the points and statistics, but we could not be successful without our other teammates who win those other battles on the field that do not get as much recognition.”


Sophomore forward Liz Reed battles a defender for the ball in Tufts’ 3–0 Homecoming loss to Amherst at Kraft Field on Sept. 29. This weekend marked the last of three double-header weekends for the Jumbos, this time on the road. The overnight travel and back-to-back road wins made this weekend arguably the most impressive for the Jumbos this season. But being away from home for the weekend is not a hurdle for the team. In fact, they enjoy it. “We love overnight weekends,” senior forward and co-captain Alex Aronson said. “It is nice when it is just all about soccer and all about the team. Obviously, there are less distractions than there are when we are staying at home, and it is a great thing for the chemistry and cohesiveness of the team.”

Sunday afternoon’s game against Trinity (4–6–2 overall) was a 90-minute display of dominance by the Jumbos. In a game where fatigue can rear its ugly head, the Jumbos instead outshot the Bantams 24 to six and dominated with both their first unit and their substitutes. The first goal came after coach Martha Whiting made her trademark multiple substitutions, bringing on first-year midfielder Stephanie DiLeo amongst others. DiLeo rewarded Whiting’s confidence in her as she scored her first collegiate goal in the 42nd minute as the opposition tired. The dominance continued into the second half, as the Jumbos kept the

pressure on the Bantams’ back line, converting their insurance goal in the 62nd minute in the best way they know how — a link-up play from Reed to Lloyd — with assistance from firstyear midfielder Lily Sykes. Lloyd netted her ninth goal of the campaign, good for second in the NESCAC. “The Trinity game was a great team win,” senior defender Taylor Koscho said. “We were able to carry our momentum from Saturday’s game and just take care of business.” Meanwhile, Saturday’s win against Conn. College (7–5 overall) was a tightly fought contest. With the score locked at one after 90 minutes, the Jumbos headed to their third straight overtime battle against a NESCAC opponent; both previous games resulted in a tie. Against Conn. College, Reed secured the much-needed breakthrough in the 98th minute to clinch the victory. However, just as crucial as Reed’s offensive breakthrough to win the game was the stalwart defense, who kept Conn. College off the board for the last 50 minutes of the game. Earlier in the game, the Camels’ sophomore forward/midfielder Kat Norton notched what was her conference-leading 10th goal of the season to give the home fans something to cheer for on the 50th minute. However, led by Jumbo junior midfielder Sarah Maloney, who also scored the equalizing goal in regulasee WOMEN'S SOCCER, page 7

Field hockey wins two NESCAC Women’s tennis closes out fall contests against Conn. College, season with strong performance Trinity at Bowdoin by Ryan Eggers Sports Editor

The Jumbos bounced back from its first loss of the season against Middlebury (13–0) with a pair of crucial NESCAC wins last weekend, edging out No. 17 Trinity College (9–4) by a score of 1–0 and recording another shutout on Saturday against Conn. College (3–10) by a score of 2–0. These wins cemented Tufts’ position as a powerhouse, now ranked third in the country. “Our motto for this week was that we all wanted to win the week, firstyear midfielder Claire Foley said. “This weekend we knew we had two tough back-to-back NESCAC games, which is hard because on the second day you’re always a bit fatigued, so we really just worked on working together and making sure that we got [the weekend games] taken care of.” The Jumbos finished off their weekend on the road on Sunday against the Trinity Bantams, one of the top teams in the NESCAC and a consistent top-20 team in Div. III field hockey this season. A stout defensive battle was to be expected between these two teams. A mere 10 shots were launched throughout the game from both sides combined, with only half of those being shots on goal. Both defenses came out in the first half sharp. Neither goal was threatened until the 17th minute, when senior forward and co-captain Gigi Tutoni finally got off the first

shot of the match, though it went wide and needed no saving from Trinity senior goalkeeper Lori Berger. It would be the Jumbos’ only shot of the half. The same script was written for Trinity later in the half, as sophomore forward/defender Caroline Fisher struck a shot wide, which would be the Bantams’ only chance of the period as well. Things began to pick up a bit in the second half, with the Jumbos putting some pressure on Berger with some on-goal looks. It appeared that it was only a matter of time until Tufts broke free. That moment came on a penalty corner in the 55th minute. After a setup from junior midfielder Marguerite Salamone and a pass from junior forward Rachel Hamilton, first-year midfielder/defender Sophie Schoeni took a shot at goal. Sophomore forward Alexis Chauvette deflected it into the net, giving the Jumbos a 1–0 lead. It was the first score of Chauvette’s collegiate career, and also ended up being the game-winner. “It felt amazing,” Chauvette said of her first college goal. “Luckily, everything was set up pretty perfectly. It was a great corner from Marguerite, and then Rachel Hamilton put up a great pass over to Sophie Schoeni who gave me a really easy finish.” The Jumbos took the victory, bringing their NESCAC record to 7–1. see FIELD HOCKEY, page 7

by Josh Steinfink

Assistant Sports Editor

As the first sign of winter’s chill gripped the courts in Brunswick, Maine, this weekend, the Jumbos battled for supremacy at the Bowdoin Invitational to close out their fall season. According to coach Kate Bayard, the results of the Bowdoin Invitational only served the players’ individual rankings. Nevertheless, Tufts returned to Medford after a strong collective performance. “The team did really well,” senior Tomo Iwasaki said. “It was exciting because we showed a lot of improvement since our first competition in the beginning of September. To see that we were able to improve so much on our games in just six weeks is very promising.” Two weeks ago, a handful of Jumbos — especially first-year Caroline Garrido — caught fire at the ITA Regional Tournament in Williamstown, Mass. The team continued its hot streak at Bowdoin, burning through its foes, who were left frozen in the mid-forties temperatures. Bowdoin, Wellesley, Bates and Skidmore comprised Tufts’ competition at the Bowdoin Invitational. With a host of NESCAC opponents present, the Jumbos asserted their strength in their last outing of the season. “In the fall, we try to get [the players] to be accountable and self-motivated

even though we [coaches] are there every step of the way,” Bayard said. “The offseason means coaches aren’t allowed to be there to motivate the players, so it’s crucial that it comes from within each person and from team member to team member. Every time they go out there, it’s all about how they are making both their teammates and themselves better.” Senior co-captain Mina Karamercan led the charge at Bowdoin, racking up victories in all six of her matches, three in singles and three in doubles. Firstyear Nicole Frankel also registered three singles wins, the most impressive of which came in a come-from-behind 4–6, 6–4, 10–7 result against Wellesley first-year Michaela Markwart. Meanwhile, Iwasaki and first-year Maggie Dorr each clinched two singles wins, with Iwasaki defeating Bowdoin first-year Devon Wolfe 6–1, 5–7, 10–2. Iwasaki also teamed up with her longtime doubles partner, senior co-captain Julia Keller, for a strong performance, as the duo took two of its three doubles matches, dropping just one game across its two wins. With fresh faces playing a large role in the team’s success, it has been both exciting and crucial for the veterans and the coaching staff to rely on their talent this fall. see WOMEN'S TENNIS, page 7

The Tufts Daily - Wednesday, October 17, 2018  
The Tufts Daily - Wednesday, October 17, 2018