Halloween health hazards

Nothing says autumn quite like the squirrels going nuts for nuts, having the sniffles and digging through your drawers for mittens. But really, the tell-tale sign of this season are the first-years prowling the consignment shops on Moody Street for the perfect Halloween costume. Yes, along with midterms, parents’ weekend and changing leaves, there comes […]

Student Events “fallabrates” the season

This Friday the Brandeis community has reason to take a break and celebrate during the first ever “Fallabration” on the Great Lawn from 1 to 4 p.m. At this time of year many students are worn out from all-nighters and the constant stress of classes, and few get a chance to notice the great things […]

The Hoot does Halloween!

I never celebrated Halloween as a child. My parents insisted it was a pagan holiday and, thanks to Purim, I never felt like I was missing out. Also, I probably got more sweets than the kids who went trick-or-treating thanks to my mother’s strategic over-buying when it came to candy. I dressed up for Halloween […]

You Know We’re Right

Starting to think about summer opportunities—and already lost? Dear Leah and Morgan, I’ve started thinking about getting a summer job, and I’m not sure where to turn. I have to do an internship for one of my minors, and my adviser suggested I do it over the summer. My parents want me to find a […]

Judges rebound with win at Springfield

This past Wednesday, Brandeis defeated host Springfield College 1-0 in a match plagued by rain. With the win, the Judges, ranked seventh in New England, improved to 9-4-1 (1-1-1 UAA) while Springfield fell to 8-3-3. Springfield appeared to take an early lead just 2:18 into the game when sophomore midfielder Drew Vanasse tapped in a […]

Womens’ soccer struggles

The Brandeis women’s soccer team fell to 5-8-1 Sunday after losing to Washington University 3-0. Two days earlier, Brandeis tied the University of Chicago 1-1 in a match that was delayed for an hour and 25 minutes due to lightning. The Judges earned their first point of the season in the conference standings with their […]

Cross-Country competes

The Brandeis cross country team returned to competition this week for the first time in nearly a month at the Albany Invitational. Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams had very strong showings with the men coming in fifth out of 21 competitors and the women coming in 10th out of 23 competitors. Both […]

Geeks and pop culture collide at NY Comic Con 2011

Arriving at the Javits Center, located in a relatively secluded corner of Manhattan, is like stepping onto another planet. As you enter the enormous glass building, a sign hanging from the ceiling reads “Greetings, earthlings! You have landed at the 2011 New York Comic Con!” It is immediately clear that today the Javits Center—which normally […]

Not kidding around with kids' books

I have loved books since I was a very small child. I clearly remember my parents teaching me to read as I sat on their laps and slowly sounded out words from semi-awful Step-into-Reading books. Once I got past that rudimentary process, however, I discovered books that thrilled my mind and sparked my creativity. There […]

‘Margaret’ reveals Shakesperian ‘tiger’s heart’

In William Shakespeare’s “Henry VI Part 3,” the Duke of York describes Queen Margaret as a “tiger’s heart wrapp’d in a woman’s hide.” Despite her involvement in various battles, both personal and physical, that “woman’s hide” is clearly a supporting part. “Margaret: A Tiger’s Heart”—a re-cutting of the “Henry VI” trilogy and “Richard III” being […]

Autopsying the first casualties of the new TV season

As soon as the new shows for this season were announced, I sat down and watched the trailer for every single one—all 27 of those scheduled to debut on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and the CW. The first new show premiered Sept. 13 and there are two shows yet to premiere. Although I was initially […]

On DVD: ‘Submarine’ navigates first love

“Submarine” is an indie British comedy-drama that has recently come out on DVD. In short, it is the epitome of an indie film. The hero of this film is 15-year-old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts), who is exactly how you would imagine an adolescent Brit to be: a tad sensitive, more than a smidge strange and, […]

TFA hosts panel for recruitment

Teach For America, a growing movement of leaders working to ensure impoverished children have access to quality education, hosted an alumni panel at Brandeis on Monday to recruit students interested in enlisting for two years of service. Once selected, service members are placed in one of 43 national regions for two years. Service members are […]

Rose to display Conner artwork

As the Brandeis community gathers to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Rose Art Museum next Thursday, it will find a renovated museum matched with a new image on campus, including the triptych film by the late Boston artist Bruce Conner, “EVE-RAY-FOREVER (1965/2006).” The Conner work was purchased with Acquisition Funds from The Rose, Director […]

College Notebook: Presidential transitions

Tufts inaugurates Oxford scientist Tufts University will inaugurate Anthony P. Monaco, the former Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Planning and Resources at the University of Oxford, as its 13th president on Friday. Before serving as Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Oxford, Monaco ran the university’s Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics since 1998 and served as a professor of human genetics […]

Student advocates ask state to audit health insurers

Last month, a coalition of student and advocacy groups asked the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy to investigate regulations pertaining to co-insurance, according to a press release from Mass-Care. They maintained that according to the regulations for the Student Health Insurance Plans, co-insurance falls outside the parameters allowed for excludable coverage. Massachusetts requires […]

New head of student life makes use of social media

The use of social media by institutions has soared in the past decade, reaching even the ivory towers of academia. A method of communicating with not only friends but idols and community members, social media has long been used by digital natives, those who spent most of their lives with the Internet, and popular culture. […]

Sugarland soothes the soul

For those who aren’t avid fans, Sugarland is a country band, comprised of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, with five number-one singles under their belt. While I’m aware that country isn’t everybody’s favorite genre like it is mine, I want to impress upon everybody that Sugarland is capable of drawing fantastically large crowds of various […]

Science center wins award for spatial design

The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) announced Monday that it would award the Carl J. Shapiro Science Center with the SCUP Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component Honor Award. SCUP awards multiple distinguished certificates annually as part of its Excellence Awards Program. The Shapiro Science Center divides its space between […]

Arts Recommends 10/21/11

‘I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK’ The Korean film “I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK” is a bewildering film. The story takes place in a mental institution. Il-Sun is a kleptomaniac who wears bunny ears and spends his days playing ping-pong. This changes when a new patient comes in, Young-goon, a woman hospitalized for an […]