Slow life in the fast lane

Whereas Narnia is only accessible to fortuitous small children and Platform 9 3/4 is restricted to Muggles, what lies behind Professor Andreas Teuber’s office door at Brandeis is off-limits to everyone, including himself. Perpetually closed, the door directs students to a nearby office where further directions may be provided, or an e-mail address that forwards […]

Hadaya Jewelry: The centerpiece of Israeli tourist shopping

It’s not every 5:30 in the morning that you are able to witness the sun rise, brightening the pale white hues of the Jerusalem stone walls, or hear the gentle bustle of the Old City of Jerusalem as it just starts to arise from the night. The ritual in which I was involved on an […]

Juggling Society balances more than schedules

When Dan Weisz ’09 joined Juggling Society during his first semester at Brandeis, he already knew how to juggle. But now he’s better. Rather than three balls at a time, he can do seven. He can also ride a unicycle and he’s hoping to soon be able to walk on stilts. Perhaps Juggling Society should […]

Committees host dining services reform forum

Several weeks after its official creation, the Brandeis Coalition for Food Service Reform hosted an open forum Monday night to address student concerns about Brandeis’ Dining Services. The forum was co-sponsored by the Student Union’s Dining Services Committee and moderated by Union Director of Communications Jamie Ansorge ’09. Members of both the Coalition and the […]

Israeli photojournalist discusses rockets in Sderot

Noam Bedein, a young resident of Sderot, Israel and creator of Sderot Media Center, traveled to Brandeis’ Rapaporte Treasure Hall this past Tuesday to discuss the violence occurring in his little town near the Gaza Strip. The event was sponsored by BZA – the Brandeis Zionist Alliance, an organization that aims to educate students about […]

Women’s soccer dominates St. Joseph’s University 4-0

Brandeis women’s soccer was awarded the number two seed in the Eastern Conference Athletic Championships and they made certain that their placement was well earned after thoroughly dominating seventh seeded St. Joseph’s 4-0 in front of 75 souls who braved the cold weather. Brandeis outshot St. Joseph’s 38-6 in the game, but it was St. […]

Life after Capra: 2008-2009 Women’s Basketball Preview

For the third straight year, the Brandeis women’s basketball squad advanced into the second round of the NCAA and they were bounced out at the hands of a more athletic squad – this time it was Kean College. This time around, Coach Carol Simon’s squad faces a trickier path to the NCAA’s as the UAA […]

Men’s basketball aims even higher: 2008-2009 Season Preview

Having spent so many years playing the hunter, Coach Brian Meehan’s squad find themselves playing the role of the hunted for a second straight year as they look to justify their preseason top 10 ranking from and will look to surpass last year as they saw their second straight 20-win season reach it’s conclusion […]

Shakespeare tragedy comes to Brandeis stage

This week saw the arrival of one of William Shakespeare’s greatest plays to the Shapiro Theater at Brandeis University. “King Lear,” presented by Hold Thy Peace, the Shakespeare society in residence at the university, is an ambitious choice for anyone to tackle, with its title role notorious as simultaneously the most challenging to perform and […]

Q-Tip: Almost a Renaissance Man

“Back in the days when I was a teenager/Before I had status and before I had a pager,” Q-Tip raps in the opening of A Tribe Called Quest’s “Excursions,” you could find him “listening to hip-hop.” Tip’s reverence and respect for the genre is evident in his newest solo album, The Renaissance. In the 1990s, […]

The perfect Role Model for Hollywood movies

There are three rules that I think are very important to keep in mind when one starts to write reviews.  First, take a stand (this is obvious). Second, the review should be about the item under evaluation and not so much about the reviewer’s life (it is, however, acceptable to utilize the people in your […]

Review: Feeding Frenzy takes feeding fish to a new level

Feeding Frenzy is not one of the first games that come to mind on XBLA that you would think desperately needs a sequel. Even with a skeptical mind going in, Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown reminds players of how much fun it is to swallow underwater creatures over and over again. Gameplay is extremely simple […]


The summer was drawing to an end and she was finding it hard to say farewell to the long days and warm air. Soon she would be bundled up in a jacket and mittens, the nights would be longer and colder. Each day she would have to rise to a dark sky. But for now […]

Tales of customer service gone wrong

If you are the type of person who is easily distracted from work, or who simply does not need another reason to procrastinate, then please do yourself a favor and read no further. There were some websites that helped me waste my first 20 or so minutes of work this summer when I thought I […]

Ask the Queer Resource Center!

Dear QRC, I’m puzzled by the name “Queer Resource Center.” Isn’t “queer” an insulting term? Sincerely, Confused in Cable Confused, Great question! You’re right in that “queer” began as derogatory and homophobic. However, the term has been reclaimed, and in a liberal environment like Brandeis it is perfectly acceptable to use. Unlike commonly used terms […]

A month with the family in hell

I never considered Murphy’s Law a dramatic technique. I know that fate occasionally has a funny way of pouring one affliction on top of the other until a person can’t help but cry for mercy. But from the narrative rollercoaster of August: Osage County, I learned that art reflects life in strange ways, which means […]