No court arraignment two months following hit and run

The Brandeis student facing criminal charges following the hit and run two months ago that hospitalized two people – one of them critically – has still not been arraigned in court, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said yesterday. Because no arraignment has been scheduled, the office has no record of the name of the student […]

Univ monitoring safety of students abroad near Egypt

In the wake of the political crisis in Egypt and the outbreak of violence in the region, the study abroad office released a statement assuring the community that no Brandeis students were in any immediate danger. This semester there are no students studying abroad in Egypt. There are 16 students studying in three countries surrounding […]

Police, students meet, discuss public safety

Student and police participated in a discussion about how to improve their relations and ease tension from last semester on Thursday afternoon in the Shapiro Campus Center. The Office of Student Rights and Advocacy and the Student Union worked together to host the event, where Ed Callahan, Director of Public Safety advised students to raise […]

Illegal downloads high on campus

University administrators are concerned about an abnormally high number of copyright infringement notices issued last semester from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and other major recording, television and publishing companies. “Brandeis is committed to respecting and protecting intellectual property rights,” Dean Gendron, Director of Student Rights and […]

Lawrence to travel to Los Angeles next week

University President Fred Lawrence will travel to the Los Angeles area and attend several events on Feb. 7-10 to speak with prospective students, parents, alumni, friends of Brandeis and members of the Brandeis National Committee, Andrew Gully, Senior Vice President for Communications Andrew Gully said. Lawrence will be joined on the trip by Prof. Shai […]

Zach’s Story: A lifetime of little things

Zachary Spence ’11 grew up in New Jersey. He had a relatively simple life. He was involved in the Drama Club as both an actor and a director, he was the president of the Multicultural Club and he wore a tuxedo when he went to prom with his best friend. The biggest difference between Zachary […]

Students help Orientation ‘GO GREEN’

It seems that there is a constant buzz around campus discussing the state of Brandeis sustainability and urging the campus to go greener. Most of the time this buzz remains, but amid this aundance of talk a group of classmates were inspired by a final project to move towards green action. Together, they set out […]

Presidential passion: sitting down with Daniel Acheampong

Student Union President Daniel Acheampong ’11 has an incredible ability to make anyone feel right at home. With his easy smile and quick laugh, he can make them feel heard, valued and appreciated. When Acheampong was seven, he moved with his family from Ghana to Brooklyn. There he grew into a young man who loved […]

Women’s woes continue

Despite a career night by senior Mia DePalo, who scored 21 points in the game, the women’s basketball team fell 61-50 to the 12th ranked Rochester Yellowjackets. With the loss Brandeis fell to 10-8 (2-5 University Athletic Association) and Rochester improved to 14-4 (4-UAA). DePalo’s career day included 10 points in the first half and […]

Men’s basketball team splits weekend games

The Men’s Basketball team spent the weekend alternating between success and struggle as they faced the University of Rochester Yellowjackets and the Emory Eagles. After splitting their matches the Judges stand at 13-4 overall and 3-4 in UAA matches. Right away in the first 10 minutes of play the lead changed sides seven times. With […]

It’s going to be a big one: Super Bowl XLV

The story so far The Green Bay Packers, led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, are on a five-game winning streak, including victories against the Philadelphia Eagles, the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons and two matches against the Chicago Bears. While Green Bay has had an impressive level of post-season success so far, all matches have been against teams […]

Schlossberg explores ‘Life in Miniature’ with audience

At an event hosted by the English Department, Brandeis alumna Linda Schlossberg ’91 read excerpts from her debut novel “Life in Miniature,” a tight family portrait of a mother and her two adolescent daughters. After the reading, she answered questions and spoke about the long process of getting a first novel published. “Life in Miniature” […]

Firth proves eloquent in ‘The King’s Speech’

When I arrived at the movies last weekend with the intention of finally seeing director Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech,” I wasn’t sure what to expect. Sure, the film had been heaped with praise and had just netted itself 12 Oscar nominations, but it also seemed like pure “Oscar bait”—a prestige film made with the […]

Boyle bids a farewell to arm with ‘127 Hours’

The situation in which Aron Ralston found himself in May 2003 couldn’t easily repeat itself today. While on a hiking trip in Utah’s Blue John Canyon, without any means of communication and having left without telling anyone where he was going, Ralston became trapped when a boulder fell on his arm. It’s hard to imagine […]

Sony promises thrills with new handheld

Almost a year ago, Nintendo announced its newest handheld device, the 3DS. With glasses-free 3D gaming, the 3DS stood alone among the next generation of handheld gaming devices. Now it finally has a competitor. Last week, Sony unveiled what had been considered by many to be Sony’s worst -kept secret—a new handheld system of its […]

‘I Could Write You a Novel’

I could write you a novel; I could write you a book But would you ever take a second look At the words that I write, at the feelings that I show Or does the text remain written, unable to live and grow? I could write you a story; I could write you a love […]

Exploring the benefits of sexual self-love

What is safe, pleasurable, healthy and done by most people around the world? Masturbation, of course! Discussing masturbation openly can be awkward. Brandeis can be awkward, too. According to the transitive property, then, I think Brandeisians can handle awkwardness in the name of self-pleasure. Loosely defined, masturbation refers to the self-stimulation of genitals in order […]

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis lift off with ‘Wings’

Background music with meaning—that’s one way to sum up duo Macklemore x Ryan Lewis. Having just recently discovered them, I can already tell that the two—Macklemore is an emcee, while Lewis is his producer—know how to draw in an audience, not only with their chill yet catchy beats but also with a narrative that describes […]

The Weekly Glutton: Finding ‘Balance’

Healthy food is a hot commodity here at Brandeis. However, it’s difficult to find just that balance of delicious and nutritious. Sometimes you just want to skip the salad bar and have something made for you; sometimes you want meat! Luckily, lean meats exist at Balance. Nestled against the back wall of Lower Usdan, Balance […]

Year of the rabbit

The Brandeis Chinese Cultural Connection (BC3) celebrated the Lunar New Year Saturday in an evening of dancing, singing and other performances held in Levin Ballroom. The Lunar New Year, a festivity dating back hundreds of years in Chinese culture with a strong connection to myth and tradition, is one of the most important events in […]