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Figuring out where home is

“What’s your name?” “Where are you from?” Everyone asked these questions during the first few months of college. When every face is a new face, it’s good to start by establishing some basic information, and it only took me a … Read More...

The public health cost of political fear

In this new presidential administration, many Americans are angry. This is especially true of black Americans, undocumented Americans and members of other marginalized communities. The histories and reasons behind their fear and anger are too numerous to count, but one … Read More...

The Brandeis response to the immigration order

There is something in the air on the Brandeis campus that gives the impression that nothing is occurring. Yes, Donald J. Trump is President of the United States. Yes, his policies are somehow uproarious, but so far the most affected Read More...

Are we criticizing Betsy DeVos enough?

Betsy DeVos has received quite a bit of criticism in recent weeks, and frankly I find this initial level of criticism to be both unfair and un-American. As Americans, we should be criticizing DeVos much more.

To understand why, we Read More...

Noisy neighbors and the selfishness epidemic

Please, by all means, continue standing in the doorway to have a conversation with a friend. Nobody else needs to get in or out of the building five minutes before class starts. Please, leave more hair in the public showers Read More...

Take kids to protests

A couple of weeks ago, a picture of a toddler at the Women’s March swept the Internet. This toddler was holding a sign that was clearly self-made, containing no words or recognizable designs, and rather was covered in crayon scribbles. Read 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 following the election in November, for which Read More...

Advice for underclassmen seeking lab positions

Brandeis is a factory that pumps out pre-meds, and it is a fact that to be pre-med there are a ton of prerequisites that need to be met by students. Aside from the courses that students are required and recommended Read More...

Make Brandeis the school you want it to be, join the Union

Why is it that so much of how Brandeis engages in “usual business” seems normal and good, while so much of it seems so strange and wasteful? Throughout the day, I am struck repeatedly by ways in which the university … Read More...

Our society needs hate crime legislation

On Jan. 29, Alexandre Bissonette walked into a Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center and opened fire. He killed six people and injured five. Twenty minutes after the shooting, Bissonette turned himself in to police. This was the most recent in … Read More...

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