• DCL stands for ‘Doesn’t claim liability’ »

    28 April, 2017 // 0 Comments

    The Department of Community Living has a problem with accountability.

    Every year, Brandeis’ housing lottery claims new victims. The process is a stressful one, especially with the recent reduction in housing due to the demolition of the Castle. It would Read More...


  • We need meal plan exemptions »

    28 April, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Brandeis is not an inexpensive institution. It perennially ranks as one of the most costly schools in the country, so presumably there would be consideration on behalf of the administration to ensure that students can cut down on costs when Read More...


  • On better birth control options »

    28 April, 2017 // 0 Comments

    The birth control pill is falling out of favor. This is happening for several reasons. Firstly, the pill is high maintenance, demanding that patients remember to take the pill at the exact same time every single day. Also, recent viral Read More...


  • Don’t regret staying at Brandeis »

    28 April, 2017 // 0 Comments

    I expected this semester to be a lonely one because I am a junior at Brandeis, and many of my friends are currently overseas. I worried that I would look at the empty seat at the dinner table or calculate Read More...


  • How to be a Brandeis sophomore »

    28 April, 2017 // 0 Comments

    I heard a few days ago that there was a panel going on for rising sophomores. And without hearing too much about it, when I heard such a thing, I could not help but wonder what I needed to hear Read More...


  • Sodexo, but not your way »

    28 April, 2017 // 3 Comments

    Brandeisians believe in “truth even unto its innermost parts,” so let’s talk honestly about the food. Brandeis’ meals are catered and controlled entirely through outsourcing to Sodexo—a company that cares more about its bottom line than the means of profit. Read More...


  • Some reflections on my time on the A-Board »

    28 April, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Few experiences as a student can compare to the responsibility and privilege of serving on the student “government,” or as we more appropriately term it at Brandeis, the Student Union. Participation in the Student Union in any capacity, elected or Read More...


  • A socialist’s argument for universal health care »

    31 March, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Earlier this month, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was pulled out of Congress by Paul Ryan and President Trump to prevent the humiliation of a failed vote. Legislators on both sides of the political spectrum were opposed to it. Read More...


  • Leaving Brandeis »

    31 March, 2017 // 1 Comments

    Though I’m being made to go, I confess, I like Brandeis quite a bit. Brandeis has a lot to recommend it. Unlike the two institutions at which I got degrees, Brandeis has never owned slaves or profited from the slave … Read More...


  • When home doesn’t feel like home »

    31 March, 2017 // 0 Comments

    My best friend’s little sister was recently admitted into Brandeis’ incoming first-year class. I texted her shortly after to congratulate her, and offered to answer any questions she had about the school.

    “Do you like it? Tell me all about Read More...


  • Understanding ADHD and the associated medication »

    28 April, 2017 // 0 Comments

    While it is typical of the college experience to procrastinate, be unable to concentrate or be restless when the time comes to focus on a necessary task, millions of young adults undergo these daily experiences on a chronic level, as Read More...


  • Investigating the use of study medication »

    28 April, 2017 // 0 Comments

    From electronic textbooks to online documents that multiple students can view and edit simultaneously, the academic experience has changed drastically from the days of typewriters and volumes of library reference books. With university administrators, faculty and students on the lookout Read More...


  • Prof. Conrad’s take on biomedical enhancements »

    28 April, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Prof. Conrad of the sociology department at Brandeis has extensively studied and published on the topic of the medicalization of society, particularly the sociology of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and how it can affect college students.

    Conrad said that Read More...


  • The neurological ADHD experience and its effects »

    28 April, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Coffee doesn’t work after a cup and a half, you’re falling asleep as the clock strikes 11:30 p.m. and you’ve only finished about half a page out of seven of your essay. However, you can take some study drugs, whizz Read More...


  • Club Spotlight: Active Minds »

    28 April, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Active Minds, a national club with a chapter on the Brandeis campus, is hard at work raising awareness and combating stigmas surrounding the topic of mental illness.

    The vice president of Brandeis’ chapter, Frankie Marchan ’19, said that while mental Read More...


  • The artist hero trope in Faulkner’s works »

    31 March, 2017 // 0 Comments

    During her last semester at Brandeis, Sarah Levy ’17 is in the midst of writing her senior honors thesis. An English and creative writing major and art history minor, Levy is involved on campus as a tour guide for admissions, Read More...

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