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September memories of the American Revolution

It hardly needs saying that Brandeis attaches a special importance to history. On some profound level the university understands that, without history, the conditions of the present are without context and the safeguards of civilization… Read More...

McDonald’s revisited: Travis Scott and spicy nugs

I went for a run yesterday. This is an activity that I do not undertake very often, so I thought my freshly beleaguered muscles deserved a reward. I immediately drove to McDonald’s, of course. What… Read More...

McDonald’s revisited: ‘spicy’ disappointment and caramel bliss

Fast food has always had a special place in my heart. And by fast food here, I mean places like McDonald’s, KFC, Wendy’s, Burger King, etc. Growing up, I would only have fast food as… Read More...

McDonald’s revisited; The Travvy Patty

My peaceful Wednesday afternoon was interrupted by my girlfriend, Sasha, coming in and telling me that we were going to McDonald’s and trying their new spicy chicken nuggets. I cannot say that I was against… Read More...

What filling Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat means

Senate Republicans’ choice to go forward in accepting a nomination from Trump in filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat for Supreme Court justice is not only a slap in her face, but also a slap in… Read More...

Visiting a parallel universe: part II, the test

Welcome back to my long and complicated journey to be allowed back on campus. If you are here then chances are that you are sitting in the safety of your home and wondering what people… Read More...

Zoom class stereotypes

Seems like yesterday when we all moved into campus during the mid-August heat. All of us and our one move-in helper ran bags and boxes of our stuff up multiple floors. We came down all… Read More...

Sliding belief in American politics

As the United States heads into the November election, an increasing sense of frenzy has permeated the news field with daily revelations of scandals, severe liberal critiques of the current administration, conservative bashings of Biden… Read More...

Brandeis everchanging: A eulogy to the dead Sherman Willow

To the rear of Sherman Dining Hall, encircled on three sides by the tired brick edifices of the Massell Quad, is a little pond. The body of water is largely inornate. There is a low… Read More...

To be born in the year of 9/11

One week ago, this country observed a solemn occasion of remembrance to mark the 19th anniversary of the September 11 calamity. Flags throughout America streamed from half-mast out of respect for the fallen, public schools… Read More...
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