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Some reflections on my time on the A-Board

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...

Recognizing global violence against Christians

In our globalized world, the plight of refugees and victims of political and religious violence has been widely distributed. Footage of and commentary on the tragedies of the Syrian Civil War and the rise of ISIS abounds on radio, television, Read More...

Trump wins the presidency: What went wrong?

Donald Trump’s upset victory on Tuesday shocked campus and much of America. Students cried in classes. People took to social media to vent their frustrations. In the SCC, a safe space was established for those who felt affected by the … Read More...

Twilight of the religious right? Trump and Christian Republicans feud

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is floundering. In the wake of less than impressive debate performances, accusations of financial mismanagement and tapes of Trump advocating sexual harassment and assault, support for the GOP nominee has decreased significantly. In the media, two … Read More...

Food without integrity: Chipotle and social responsibility

It is no secret that college students love Chipotle. I frequently find their discarded burrito boxes and trademarked elaborately decorated soda cups littered across common areas and even on campus grounds, a testament to the brand’s popularity. Chipotle seems to … Read More...

Food without integrity: Chipotle and social responsibility

It is no secret that college students love Chipotle. I frequently find their discarded burrito boxes and trademarked elaborately decorated soda cups littered across common areas and even on campus grounds, a testament to the brand’s popularity. Chipotle seems to Read More...

Embracing Global Perspectives: Engaging with International Students

As a liberal arts institution, Brandeis drives its students to explore and experiment with new perspectives and ideas. Our campus is saturated with advertisements for courses, workshops and seminars on finding these mysterious viewpoints. An outside observer might believe that … Read More...

Brandeis students need to be less stressed about stress

Brandeis students feel they face a lot of stress. Given the sheer number of stressors in their life—troubles with school, friends, family, substances, health and so on can really make a student stressed. But as far as I can tell, … Read More...

Autism Speaks fails to advocate for persons on the Autistic Spectrum

Since 2008, the nonprofit organization Autism Speaks has labeled April 2 “Autism Awareness Day,” with the goal of raising awareness of autism. As a result, you may have seen evidence this past week of Autism Speaks’ marketing efforts: famous buildings … Read More...

Presidential candidates make a stand against life

The list of Republican nominees has shrunk, at the time of writing, to only three serious contenders. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich have all run very different campaigns, but there are two significant similarities between all candidates. Firstly, … Read More...

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