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What we’ve come to

When Mao Zedong was building his revolutionary army, he employed practices that gave his cause more legitimacy to average people, such as teaching new recruits how to read, emploRead More...

The election from abroad

I have been spending this year in London, and as a result I missed the election and its fallout, as well as the inauguration and its fallout. I had cricket practices the afternoon folRead More...

The debates: a “Libertarian” perspective

At this stage in the election season, a ‘season’ that has lasted almost as long as a winter in Westeros, it is difficult for any original criticism, opinions or angles on the rac… Read More...

Helicopter parenting: doing more harm than good

If you have not yet, I suggest you take a look at the Brandeis Parents Facebook page. Proceed with caution: What you will find is both equally enlightening and disturbing about the pRead More...

God and man at Brandeis

What I aim to find abroad is a different academic culture, not to have the “finding oneself” experience that so many study abroad programs are sold to be. More than that, I want t… Read More...

Work to end the disconnect between students, admin.

Questioning free speech on college campuses is quite popular these days, with outlets like The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Huffington Post and others discussing whether co… Read More...

Protecting our precious pathways

Brandeis stands out among the institutions of its caliber in its values, its activism, its daily goings-on, but obviously in its architecture choices. I personally toured (with … Read More...

Student Union must be more transparent

Sometimes it seems as if we, regular students, are treated as if we cannot handle the truth. There have been instances in the past where the administration did not let us know what waRead More...

University norms limit intellectual discourse and beneficial life experience

Many of the adults I’ve met in my life have discussed the rather unruly things they’ve done in college in frats, sororities and what have you that they jokingly refer to and neve… Read More...

Encourage participation in campus elections

Last summer, I worked on a local political campaign for someone wanting to retain their seat on the County Commissioners’ Board. The County Commissioners Board, as it works in m… Read More...

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