Lending a charitable hand

If Michael Jordan could enjoy a good pampering manicure, why shouldn’t a member of Brandeis’ male population do the same? Who knows, it could just be the reason he dunked so many hoops, right? When Jacob Agi ’12 first heard that Brandeis would be offering manicures for $12, he said “A manicure? No way. I’m […]

It’s all Greek to me!

For some people, foreign language meant the requisite Spanish or French begrudgingly taken in high school: hola and Bonjour, adios and au revoir. Special occasions are marked by tortillas and crepes courtesy of the kindly profesora or professeur. Yet for others, language means a journey to the past, to the days where Homer orated in […]

Gray encourages community involvement

Student Union President Jason Gray ’10 challenged student clubs to develop a community service component for their organizations at his State of the Union address on Monday in Rapaporte Treasure Hall. “For example, the debate team could teach public speaking at a local school. An a cappella group could sing at a local shelter,” Gray […]

Never Looking Back: Judges Open Season with 67-54 win

The WPI Engineers won the opening tip-off of the 2008-09 season opener but that would be the only victory for them as Brandeis turned a first half shooting gallery proved to be enough to overcome a sloppy second half and walked away with the 67-54 victory. “After about five weeks of practice, everyone was ready […]

Laser-like shooting dooms Judges in opener 66-68

Four Brandeis Judges reached double digits in scoring but it was not enough to overcome Lasell’s 12 three pointers as they dropped the season opener in a 66-68 upset. Steve Deluca GRAD showed little sign of rust, leading the Judges with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Kevin Olson ’09 had 14 points after making all […]

Women’s XC finish season strong, Men’s team headed to nationals

Traveling three hours to Williams College this past weekend, the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams had great showings at the New England Regional Cross Country competition. The course was muddy and hilly leading to lower than usual times for both squads. Still, the women were able to place 13th at the event of the […]

Team of champions: A personal view of rugby successes

On October 26, 2008 Brandeis Men’s Rugby ended the Season the way it started it. We hit hard and played hard. We left everything on the field: our sweat, and our blood, but there were no tears. We weren’t just a bunch of guys who all showed talent but didn’t know how and when to […]

Gypsy: Just another song and dance?

There were two stars in the Tympanium Euphorium production of Gypsy, and boy, were both needed. Mind you, this is a very strange play, chronicling a mother’s desire for her daughter June (and later, her daughter Louise) to become the next big thing in vaudeville. Of course, June leaves and Louise’s talents do not suffice, […]

The remarkable thing about Mela

The remarkable thing about Mela is people from eight different countries—Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan–come together as South Asians to create a beautiful illustration of their culture, the masterpiece that we know as Mela. As a Pakistani- American and a South Asian, I could honestly never get tired of watching this […]

Book review: After film, Namesake the novel exceeds expectations

I am definitely the kind of person who, when I see a good movie that was adapted from a novel, finds and reads the original book. I’ve done this with various movies, such as Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, and most recently, The Namesake. I saw the movie this summer, in parts, on Encore. I kept […]

Lies Pitchfork told me:

I find it amazing that a bunch of pretentious graduate school English majors with overdeveloped record collections can effectively determine whether some indie albums live or die. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the site Pitchfork (www.pitchforkmedia.com), you probably go through the largely unnecessary process of forming your own opinions about music. Good […]

Attention NBC: How you can save Heroes (before it’s too late)

There comes a point when talking about how to save a television show becomes pointless. This point is usually made when entertainment and popular culture scribes decide that giving their own suggestions would be a good way to kill a thousand words or so. However, the truth of the matter is when a program reaches […]

War World computer game comes to Xbox Live Arcade

War World has the worst demo in the history of Xbox Live Arcade. It lasts for only 50 seconds, which makes this review all the more important. War World, an arcade style mech shooter, first made an appearance on the PC in 2005, but this version has even fewer customization options than the original release. […]

Kanye disappoints with excessive Auto-tune on new album

Kanye’s made a career as both a rapper and producer of pushing boundaries, making sure that you don’t “act like you can’t tell who made this,” and he appears to want to continue to do so with his newest album, “808s and Heartbreak,” which is due the Monday before Thanksgiving. As Kanye explained in a […]