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Find meaningful solutions to housing problems

Ziv, Rosie, Ridgewood, East, Castle, Mods, Grad, Massell, North and Village: the places we have seen many times and maybe even dreamed of living in during our time at Brandeis. When you are an incoming first-year you have no choice … Read More...

Remember Usen Castle in wake of impending demolition

Everyone who has toured our campus has seen it. We were told the legends that surround it and how maybe some day we could live there too. I personally remember gaping in awe with my friend who visited with me … Read More...

Take action to reduce student stress levels

In my first semester at Brandeis, I learned a few things. If you are going to eat at a normal mealtime, expect crowds. I learned that curves on tests are your best friend, but there are only so many Usdan … Read More...

Create safe spaces for survivors of sexual assault

Over Halloween weekend, having no idea what it was about, I went to see “The Love of the Nightingale.” I had just heard that it was well performed and a friend of a friend was in it, so I went. … Read More...

Halloween costumes can be horrifyingly ignorant

Halloween, in my opinion, is one of the best holidays. As a child you get to dress up as a princess or a superhero and go door to door, getting a pillowcase-full of candy to sneakily eat later once your … Read More...

Clubs are more than just a pastime

Brandeis may have its faults, but one thing the university excels at is student involvement through a variety of clubs. There is a club for everything here, from the pole-dancing club, to gamers, to a cappella, even The Hoot. Anything … Read More...

But first, should I take a selfie?

Do you remember a time before Instagram and Snapchat? Surprisingly, it was only four years ago that Instagram and Snapchat were introduced to the public. In those four years, both social media platforms have blossomed into beautiful sharing spaces for … Read More...

Students Could Benefit From a Good Smile and Cathartic Cuss

As midterm season begins, I can feel a wave of fatigue and melancholy wash over campus. I see people moping around between classes, exhausted after getting little to no sleep because they had to finish an essay or study for … Read More...

What is really in our food?

Imagine this: You have exactly forty minutes between your last class and your lab period for lunch, but you still have to do the pre­lab work. You rush to Usdan Dining Hall, and hastily hand your card to the person … Read More...

An outdated custom, tipping should be abolished

Imagine that you are out to dinner with your significant other. Maybe it is a first date, maybe it’s your anniversary, but it is a romantic meal at a fancy restaurant. You have just finished a delicious dessert of tiramisu … Read More...

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