Meal plan uncertainty concerns students

Over winter break, rumors began to circulate that Brandeis will soon raise the cost of housing and require that every student living on campus have a meal plan. On Dec. 2, the Student Union Senate Dining Committee and Executive Board issued a survey, requesting that students comment about their satisfaction with meal plans. One question […]

Changes with a new semester

Returning and new students were greeted this semester with several new features to Brandeis campus life, including a new LATTE website and eduroam, a singular wifi service in place of the old brandeis_open and brandeis_secure. Another significant change is the near-complete overhaul of the Bran Van service. New LATTE is a much more streamlined service […]

Special collections spotlights Declaration of Independence signers

The Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections are an underused gem of Brandeis, with rare materials on display for students who often don’t know the area even exists in the foundation of the library. While unique finds such as original Shakespeare folios are always available for viewing, this semester Brandeis houses the Signers […]

Vi Hart turns science into artistic patterns

Sometimes watching YouTube feels like eating the last of the potato chips: You’re tired of feeding yourself junk, but you just have to keep going until you can’t go any longer. YouTube’s never-ending supply of unsatisfying clips can leave you in such a funk that when you do find a quality channel it can come […]

‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ a raunchy, riveting ride

“The Wolf of Wall Street,” a rivet- ing black comedy directed by Martin Scorsese, tells the true story of Jordan Belfort’s success and eventual down- fall as a stockbroker. Belfort, played by Leonardo Di- Caprio, starts out as an ethical young man selling penny stocks who even- tually makes enough money to start his own […]

Boston band release intense and polished debut

In the fall of 2013, I saw Boston punks Lovechild by accident. I was running sound for a four-band show of local acts but not really paying attention, as the first band wasn’t really my “thing.” But as I stared curiously at the multitude of high school kids and Bostonians gathered in front of me, […]

Irving Fine Society announces new concert series

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the composer, the Irving Fine Society is going to host a yearlong series of events all over the country, with one concert even in the United Kingdom. Irving Fine was born and bred in the Boston area. He attended Harvard University, receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s […]

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ is witty but leaves audience with questions

Much like the Coen Brothers’ classic “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” which was propelled by a critically acclaimed soundtrack produced by T. Bone Burnett, their most recent venture, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” builds from the same foundation. With a soundtrack once again produced by Burnett, “Inside Llewyn Davis” covers a week in the life of a […]

Dramatic season finale of ‘Homeland’ agonizes fans

Showtime’s TV series “Homeland” finished up its third season last month. A high-intensity show about life as a CIA agent, “Homeland” has become a fan favorite throughout the years. Claire Danes, who plays agent Carrie Mathison, is a phenomenal actress, portraying one of the best agents the CIA has while her character endures bipolar disease. […]

Brandeis Theater Company announces exciting spring season

A college spring semester signifies not only the start of new classes but also the beginning of the end for many students, namely those who are to graduate and embark on new adventures. The Brandeis Theater Company will showcase three shows this spring, thus fulfilling their planned full season of six shows and balancing out […]

‘American Hustle’ gains positive critical attention

As the awards show season begins, many new films are receiving particular attention, including “12 Years a Slave,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Her.” But one movie proving to be a force to be reckoned with is David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” starring Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and the ever-popular Jennifer Lawrence. […]

Men’s basketball begins tough journey into conference play

The men’s basketball team had two close games last week that showcased the skills of the team’s talented seniors. The Judges’ final non-conference game of the season was an 83-78 win at home versus Bates College on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Despite six ties and 11 lead changes, the seemingly close game was controlled by the […]

Cooper Union begins charging tuition

A selective arts school in New York City has decided to make a radical move that may change the school’s future course. Cooper Union, whose college of art has the lowest acceptance rate of any fine arts school in the country, has decided to charge new students tuition beginning in the fall of 2014. Returning […]