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From Brandeis to Haiti: Widening the gap

02290814.jpgAre you tired of sitting in class after class, listening to the professor lecture, and spend each day just writing chicken scratch notes in your beat up 3 ring binder? Then maybe a Community Engaged Learning class is for you. … Read More...

Exploring the ocean: Brandeis SCUBA club takes students to new depths

02150804.jpgImagine a world in which you aren’t limited by gravity. You can move on any axis, in any direction, with minimal effort. Imagine a world where you see the strangest creature float harmlessly by, with nothing but an arm’s length … Read More...

Brandeis Republicans: the right side of ‘Deis on Super Tuesday

It’s 9 p.m. in East Quad’s airport lounge. The Phillips T.V. is blaring FOX news, and Karl Rove is the guest analyst. Six to seven Brandeis students are sitting around, watching as the “tsunami Tuesday” results role in. Mitt Romney … Read More...

Mixing it up: Brandeis Mixed Heritage Club addresses important issues

Browsing through the myriad of clubs offered at Brandeis to accepted students last spring, Kaamila Mohamed ‘11 found something missing.

Though there seemed to be something offered for everyone, Mohamed didn’t see exactly what she was looking for- a mixed … Read More...

The Midyear Experience

02010805.jpgThis is what every incoming freshman read when they received the Brandeis acceptance letter.

“Dear _______,

Congratulations and welcome to the Freshman Class of 2011.”

Followed by: “We are unable to accept you for admission for Fall 2007.”

When I … Read More...

Urtexts: Brandeis’ new interreligious journal

Talk about using your major to take action. Binny Kagedan, ’08, a NEJS major, has always been “very focused on religious studies” and is now using his passion to start a new interreligious journal at Brandeis. Kagedan has always appreciated … Read More...

Shopping period: A cursed blessing?

02010806.jpgShopping period gives students the opportunity to try out, or “shop,” various classes before deciding which ones to actually take.

It’s an invaluable tool for weeding out the weaker professors, the classes that don’t cover what the syllabi say they … Read More...

Inside ticket to the Brandeis parking office

At the time, she took the job out of need. Tia Oliver, ’10, was saving up for a trip to Texas with her mother when a friend who worked in Brandeis’ parking office told her of an open position. Oliver, … Read More...

Writing program teaches city kids, but faces uncertain future

Every Wednesday afternoon at Snowden International School, in a school library no larger than an MBTA train car, I sit and wait for students to come and ask me to help them with their writing. Snowden lies where the posh … Read More...

Are you a double major? At Brandeis, that just makes you like everyone else

PHOTO BY Ben Sacks/The HootWhen I ask my friends what their majors are, their responses usually include at least two different departments, normally with a couple of minors thrown in between. It seems everyone is at least a double major, or a major with … Read More...

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