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‘Paper Towns’: an authentic teen flick

If you have been paying attention to popular culture in the past few years, especially in the young adult vein, you have probably heard of John Green. His novel, “The Fault in Our Stars” was adapted into a popular feature … Read More...

Halsey’s new album ‘Badlands’ enchants

I’m not one of those people who highly anticipates an album. My usual policy is not to pay attention to rising artists, but that all changed when I heard Halsey perform live this past  July. The 20-year-old New Jersey native Read More...

Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour has been taking the world by storm with its bold style and chart-topping songs

This is the third Taylor Swift concert I have attended, all of them at Gillette Stadium in nearby Foxboro, and I can attest to the fact that they just keep getting bigger and better. The city of Foxboro is charmed … Read More...

Powerful performances abound in ‘Vagina Monologues’

I went to the Friday night performance of “The Vagina Monologues” earlier this month and was blown away. It is hard to put into words what I most liked about this piece, but I think I will have to go … Read More...

‘Savage Park’ full of eloquent prose

I am not afraid to die. I would be sad to leave the world behind, and for all the people who would mourn me, but I have no real fear of my own inevitable death. Death, after all, is a … Read More...

Miss World 1998 discusses sexual assault

Tuesday night, March 24, the Brandeis community gathered in Wasserman Cinematheque to view a screening of “Brave Miss World” and listen to Linor Abargil, Miss World 1998, speak after the film.

“Brave Miss World” is a documentary centering around Abargil, … Read More...

Taiwanese Student Association brings comedy to campus with improv

On Wednesday, March 18, I had a great time at the Improv Night put on by the Taiwanese Student Association, and organized by Austin Luor ’17 and Emily Wu ’18. I had never been to a TSA event before, and … Read More...

B.E.T. and Brandeis Players put on a fantastic production of ‘for colored girls’

I am a big believer in the power of words. They are what make us human even though they are not that important individually. What matters is how we shape and use them to show or hide our true selves … Read More...

‘For Today I Am a Boy’: fantastic debut novel from Kim Fu

I have read many books in my life. Good books, great books and terrible books. I do not think I have ever read a book quite like “For Today I Am a Boy” by Kim Fu.

The protagonist is Peter … Read More...

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