Women’s soccer faces tough challenges

The women’s soccer team had a difficult weekend facing two nationally-ranked conference opponents. They lost 3-0 to Washington University and then tied with the University of Chicago 1-1 on Sunday. The first 40 minutes of the game against first-ranked Wash. U saw no goals scored. This changed in the 41st minute when Tessa Klumpp threw […]

Men’s soccer has strong weekend against UAA opponents

The men’s soccer team had a solid weekend on the home field holding off two conference opponents. Friday pitted them against Washington University in a 0-0 draw while Sunday had them leaving with a 3-0 victory against the University of Chicago. The Wash. U Bears outshot the Judges 14-11 overall and 7-3 on goal, but […]

Judges send off Hensley and Einhorn on Senior Day

In their final two matches before the UAA championships, the Brandeis women’s volleyball team suffered back-to-back losses against Endicott and Connecticut colleges at the Brandeis Tri-Match. The players and coaches took the time to honor seniors Si-Si Hensley ’14 and Yael Einhorn ’14 before they played in their last home game of the regular season. […]

Soccer all-academic honors

Four Brandeis soccer players have been selected for the Capital One Academic All-District squads. The teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. By being chosen for the All-District team, they are eligible to received Academic All-America honors later this month. The four athletes have excelled both on and off the field, […]

Parking problematic but solutions a long way off

There are more issued parking passes than parking spots. Students are angry about parking tickets, and professors are late to class because they cannot find a place to park their car. Welcome to Brandeis, where the proposed solution to the consistent parking problem may be a parking garage, but this is a simultaneously expensive and […]

Brandeis researchers find older adults still recognize subtle facial expressions

Professor Leslie Zebrowitz (PSYC) and Robert Franklin of Zebrowitz Face Perception Lab conducted research comparing the level of emotion overgeneralization effects in older adults and younger adults. They published their findings in the paper “Older Adults’ Trait Impressions of Faces are Sensitive to Subtle Resemblance to Emotions” in April 2013. It has been previously found […]

Interfaith Chaplaincy expands its reach

With an active Interfaith Chaplaincy composed of four chaplains—Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Muslim—the religious and spiritual leadership at Brandeis University already reflects the diversity within the student body. Now the school has welcomed a new Hindu chaplain, Vaishali Gupta, who will work to serve the spiritual needs of students in the Hindu, Jain and Sikh […]

Lecture Highlights Unsung Suffragist Hero

Last Thursday, the Women’s Studies Research Center hosted an event by Center scholar Pamela Swing, who presented a lecture on her grandmother Betty Gram, a radical suffragist who worked with several famous figures in the early 20th century. Swing first discovered her grandmother’s past in the early women’s rights movement as a high schooler when […]

‘Liars’ spin off show starts strong

On Oct. 22, ABC Family debuted new drama “Ravenswood,” a spin-off of the extremely popular (and addictive) show “Pretty Little Liars” (PLL). “Ravenswood” is a fictional town next to Rosewood, the fictional home of PLL. Ravenswood has appeared in the last several episodes of “Pretty Little Liars” as the home of Ms. Grunwald (a mysterious […]

Third Eye Blind brings fun to Boston despite rough performance

Third Eye Blind, an alternative rock band known best known for their songs “Jumper” and “Semi-Charmed Life,” swept into Boston on Monday for a performance at the House of Blues. While all the band members are now in their 40s, and the lead singer (Steve Jenkins) is pushing 50, the show sold out quickly. The […]

Action Bronson continues his streak

Of all the new rappers who have come out of the so-called “new school” of hip-hop, there are few more unique, in both personality and style, than New York’s Action Bronson. A trained fire-flame chef, Bronson has made quite the name for himself since his 2011 debut. He’s proven himself extremely prolific, with two self-released […]

Pakistani art explores the female form

Earlier this week, Brandeis hosted a lecture by Sophya Khwaja sponsored by the programs in South Asian studies and history of ideas. Khwaja, a Pakistani artist who was born and raised in Pakistan, focused on the restrictions placed on the female body and the artworks of contemporary female artists from Pakistan who challenge these restrictions […]

True Confessions of a Netflix Addict: Cancelled show depicts urban life

Hello, my name is Sophia Baez. I am a self-proclaimed Netflix addict. I eat, breathe and live my Netflix. Some might think I am outrageous—and they might be right—but Netflix is my happy place. Going to Brandeis can be stressful. Between the five papers due within two days of each other, lab reports and exams, […]

‘Hamlet’ triumphs over structural problems with great acting

From a company that historically has brought hilarity and variety to traditional Shakespeare plays, this week Hold Thy Peace presents “Hamlet.” In years past, the company has transported “Much Ado about Nothing” to the 1990s and set “Macbeth” in the era of World War II. But this year, Hold Thy Peace has played it pretty […]

Choirs present evokative melodies

Velvety smooth melodies and lush, tranquil harmonies filled the Slosberg Recital Hall last Saturday night with the concert performance of the Brandeis University Chorus and Chamber Choir. Presenting a program that drew references to Bach and repertoire from the Romantic era, including the works of Schubert, Schumann and Brahms, the University Chorus and Chamber Choir […]