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Lux is Coming…

Though the semester may not even be over yet, one student group on campus is already gearing up for Spring. Tufts China Care has been hard at work all semester on their legendary LUX, Tufts only annual fashion show. Run entirely by and for students, featuring student models, and designer fashions, China Care’s LUX aims to raise funds to sponsor life saving surgeries for orphaned infants in China.  After holding auditions, Tufts China Care has finally released a teaser trailer proudly announcing their 2012 student models:

Be on the look out for LUX 2012 in April!

Tufts China Care is an independent, student run club at Tufts University, and a recognized chapter under the China Care Foundation, Inc. For more, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

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Teach for America: Tufts Edition

This week marked the deadline for college seniors around the country to apply for Teach for America, a program in which graduates make a commitment to teach in poor urban or rural schools for two years. With Tufts’ focus on active citizenship, it’s no surprise that graduating Jumbos are top contributors in the program. In order to pass down the torch and inspire fellow Jumbos, current Teach for America members and Tufts alumni recorded a video expressing their love for their work:

Video by Marysa Sheren, A12, and Allison Hoffman, A12

For more on Tufts Teach for America, check them out on Twitter and Facebook. Good luck to all Jumbos who applied for Teach for America!

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Meet the Interns

The Fletcher School and Tufts’s own LGBT Center have Jumbo love for their interns this fall!

In a series of blog posts, Fletcher School admissions highlights their three interns and welcomes them to the office. One of their Interns, Katie, is a Lebanese Egyptian from Cairo interested in Human Security and NGO & Public Management. She’s extremely excited to be here and said,

Despite being far from Egypt, I felt at home at Fletcher right away. Between the exciting stories my fellow Fletcherians tell, and the numerous courses to choose from, I feel like a kid in a candy shop!

The LGBT Center chose to show their love through a video introducing seven undergraduate and graduate interns as well as two graduate staff assistants and the center director, Tom Bourdon. In the video, the entire staff return the love to their home away from home:

Video filmed, edited, and produced by George Murphy, A14.

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Batty Rap

No, we’re not talking about Ferngully! A group of creative Tufts  students researched, wrote, designed and produced a news-style video about bat decline caused by white nose syndrome (WNS). The video features a surprisingly accurate and entertaining rap about the bats brought to you by Nabil Hoq, Terence Tran, Khadijah Hall, and Andrew Ineson, all A12:


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Tufts Freethought Society recently released a podcast series led by the group’s executive board members. Their first podcast, led by Walker Bristol, A14, and Lauren Rose, A13, covers everything from The Ignoble Prizes to the male hormonal cycle (yes it exists–it’s just a yearly cycle). They seek to discuss contemporary topics based on science, logic, and reason free from superstition, dogma, or belief in the supernatural:

Were you just thinking, “Boy, I wish somebody would develop a podcast that discusses issues related to atheism, religion, skepticism, science, politics, sex, and freethought, perhaps specifically catered to students and Boston area affairs?” If so, then get excited! Tufts Freethought Society has a podcast!

If this sounds like you, check out their blog for their first two podcasts or find them on Youtube for their videos from The Humanist Forum, reflections, and more.  For more on Tufts Freethought Society check them out on Twitter and Facebook.

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Anchord Presents FaithBook

Anchord, Tufts’s co-ed Christian a cappella group, addressed the inadequacies of Christian dating in their Spring Show’s skit. Their answer to dating problems was a Christian social media platform aptly named “Faithbook.” In the following video, Ana Carvalho, A13, and Mark Rafferty, A13, act dating interactions via “Faithbook.”

Check out Anchord’s Youtube page for more of their performance, and their Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up with the group.

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Learn to Salsa with La Salsa!

Ever wanted to learn how to dance the spicy Latin salsa? Now you can learn from the best: Tufts’s own La Salsa has begun an instructional video mini-series for all Jumbos to learn the secrets behind their moves. In their first installment, La Salsa co-leaders Suzanne Lis, A13, and Sam Newland, A13, show us the basic step, side step, right turn, Susie Q, and a turn for guys:

You can also learn these moves and more from the members of La Salsa every Tuesday from 9PM to 10PM in Jackson Gym. Already a master salsa dancer? Then be sure to audition for the performance team on Tuesday, October 4th at Jackson Gym from 10PM to 11PM. Buena suerte!

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The Class of 2015 Gets the ‘Essence’ of the Tufts Experience

One of the most memorable orientation experiences for incoming first year Jumbos is the first a cappella show of the year: The O-Show, a free performance where Tufts’ favorite a cappella groups welcome the newcomers to our community. One of these favorites is Essence, an all-female a cappella gr0up focused on music of the African Diaspora and African-American Tradition.

Enjoy their O-Show performance of “Good Girl” by Chrisette Michele, featuring soloist Erica Satin-Hernandez, A13:

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A short time ago, on a Rez Quad not far away…

If the Tufts Quidditch Team can play on the Residential Quad, why can’t sci-fi geeks join in on the fun too? Two Tufts students, one with a Luke Skywalker-style blade and one with a Darth Maul-style blade, took to the quad with their replica Star Wars FX Light Sabers to do battle in the darkness behind the Olin Center.

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Parents Weekend Performances

This past weekend, Jumbos invited their parents back to the Hill for a look at things they might have missed in previous visits. Tours, lectures, and performances showcased all the great things students are involved with everyday. Check out videos from some of the performances that highlighted the weekend.

Tufts B.E.A.T.s

S-Factor performing “Angel”

Essence performing “I Feel Like Going On”

Beelzebubs performing “Sweet Caroline”

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