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Expanding the Brandeis bubble

The socio-cultural conditions at Brandeis create a community starkly different from the rest of the country, and we should be aware of that.

I come from a town east of Pittsburgh, o… Read More...

Brandeis’ new General Ed requirements will hurt future students

As the Class of 2018 Senator, I need to express my views concerning the new curriculum changes that the Senate will vote on this Sunday, which will be voted on by the Faculty Senate so… Read More...

Party ideology hurts the American economy

A mindset based on economic development was once the cornerstone of American prominence, but is now ignored in the face of ideology. An economic policy that supports reasonable c… Read More...

Brandeis is not a model democracy

Brandeis isn’t the model of inclusive and effective governance we think we want it to be. Our university claims to have social justice embedded in its doctrine. We want a united c… Read More...

The downsides to a great study abroad experience

Studying abroad can reward you, but be aware of how much work you will have to do given what little support you receive from the Office of Study Abroad. Know why you are going.

I spent t… Read More...

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...

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