Judges rebound from tie with 2-0 win at Wheaton

This past Wednesday, the Judges snapped a 13-game losing streak against Wheaton College dating back to 1998. With goals from Tyler Savonen ’15 and Sam Ocel ’13 they secured a 2-0 win in a non-conference matchup at Keefe Field. With the win the Judges improved to 7-2-1 on the season. Brandeis goalie Blake Minchoff ’13 […]

Judges slide into eight-game losing streak

During the last two weeks the Brandeis Volleyball team has slid by with a 0-6 record, extending their streak to eight losses. While losing matches can be demoralizing, they show some good signs. Two weeks ago on Sept. 23 the Judges lost to Amherst College in the opening match of the Amherst Classic. The Judges […]

Women’s soccer struggles in UAA opener

The Brandeis women’s soccer team lost its University Athletic Association (UAA) season opener, 2-0, to the University of Rochester on Saturday, after defeating Wellesley College 2-0 last Tuesday. Brandeis started off 2-0, however, the Judges have gone through a tough stretch, losing six of their last eight games. In the match against Wellesley, the Judges […]

Red Sox crumble in worst September collapse ever

On the night of Sept. 3, the Boston Red Sox were on a roll. They had just defeated the Texas Rangers 12-7 behind a Carl Crawford grand slam and a strong start by Erik Bedard; Bedard’s first win with the Red Sox. They were nine games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays for the wild […]

Lockout update: games threatened

The NBA has canceled all 114 pre-season games, a casualty of the current labor dispute. If a deal is not reached by Monday, Commissioner David Stern has said that the first two weeks of the season may also be canceled. According to Stern, the NBA will lose more than $200 million from the canceled pre-season. […]

Students come together to come out

National Coming Out Day has been celebrated worldwide since 1988 and Triskelion (or Trisk, Brandeis’ GLBTQA student group) is going big this year with events throughout the week. “This is the second year Trisk has publicly celebrated Coming Out Week,” Trisk general coordinator Halee Brown ’13 said. “We feel that it’s important to raise awareness […]

Triskelion offers safe space, educational opportunities

Halee Brown ’13, after applying early decision, knew by December of her senior year that she would be attending Brandeis. There were three things she wanted to get involved in: “Frisbee, newspaper and queerdom.” She learned about Triskelion, Brandeis’ Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally student group, when she came to Waltham for Accepted […]

An enchanted evening, courtesy of Enrique

Remember the good old ’90s, when you would hear Enrique Iglesias’ “Hero” constantly being played on the radio? Nowadays, he is famous for his hits “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)” and “I Like It,” appealing to today’s club-like music fan base. I have never been a super-fan, but I have followed him along his musical career. […]

‘Moneyball’ redefines the baseball movie

When I went to see “Moneyball” this past weekend, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I walked in knowing the movie was based on Michael Lewis’ 2003 book, “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.” Having read the book, I was interested to see if screenwriter Aaron Sorkin would be able to successfully […]

Guster and Jukebox the Ghost show gusto at fall concert

Few things bring the Brandeis community together like a concert. The Guster performance a few Saturdays ago in the Gosman gymnasium was no exception. Guster was accompanied by the opener Jukebox the Ghost, a Philadelphia-based rock band composed of Ben Thornewill (vocals & piano), Tommy Siegel (vocals & guitar) and Jesse Kristin (drums). Jukebox the […]

Graphic ‘Autobiography’ fails to capture Twain

In his lifetime, Mark Twain was the foremost satirical chronicler of American life thanks to the many articles, essays and novels that he published. William Faulkner dubbed him “the father of American literature,” and it’s not hard to see why—you can still find “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Prince and the Pauper” in […]

‘I have a bad feeling about this’: ‘Star Wars’ on Blu-ray

The phrase “I have a bad feeling about this” has become synonymous with “Star Wars.” In fact, typing the phrase into Wikipedia will lead you to the “Star Wars” article. As it turns out, the phrase also accurately represents the hesitation that many fans like myself felt about the new “Star Wars” Blu-ray releases. This […]

Has ‘Development’ been reinstated?

At this point, I am sure that many of my lovely and devoted readers have heard the hype surrounding the darkly humorous TV series, “Arrested Development.” For those of you who don’t know what the show is, Google or Netflix it and you can thank me in person later. Now that we are all caught […]

Dukakis offers insight on Democrats, Mass. Senate race

Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic nominee for president, spoke to students at Brandeis Wednesday evening about how Democrats need to strengthen their grassroots campaign for President Obama in 2012. He told students that he was very impressed with how Obama was able to raise money back in 2008. With four million contributors, […]

Strategic decisions to be announced despite ‘planning fatigue’

President Lawrence acknowledged at Thursday’s faculty meeting a feeling of “planning fatigue” among the Brandeis community, even as he asked the assembled professors and staff to bear with him and continue looking to the future. “We’re looking not only at where we have been and where we are, but where we want to be,” Lawrence […]

’Deis joins Wall Street protests

Nestled within Boston’s financial district is Dewey Square, a small plot of land now covered with tents—and, recently, with protesters. “Occupy Boston” is a protest meant to call attention to the unmet needs of the “bottom 99 percent” of Americans. It is modeled as part of the nascent Occupy Wall Street, the protest movement that […]