‘Hairspray’ entertains a sold-out crowd in SCC theater

“Hairspray,” presented by the Brandeis Hillel Theater Group and co-sponsored by Hillel at Brandeis University is, to put it simply, a hit. People were lining up an hour before the show started, and by the time 7:50 p.m. rolled around, the SCC was half full. When the show started, the theater was full and the […]

Students’ outcry prompts Brandeis to reconsider award

Due to outrage from students and staff across campus and beyond, Brandeis released a statement on Tuesday, April 8, saying, “Ms. Hirsi Ali’s name has been withdrawn as an honorary degree recipient at this year’s commencement.” A petition started by students of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and a separate petition letter signed by faculty […]

Tennis wins two of three

The men’s and women’s tennis teams both had successful weeks with each team defeating two of their three opponents. The 24th-ranked men’s team swept Clark University 9-0 on Friday, April 4. The doubles matches ended quickly for Brandeis with the pairs of Michael Arguello ’17 and Danny Lubarsky ’16, Brian Granoff ’17 and Michael Secular […]

Softball conquers Lasell College

After a four-day rest, the softball team faced Lasell College for a doubleheader at Brandeis on Tuesday. In two mercy-rule-shortened games the Judges dominated winning 8-0 in six innings and 14-1 in five. The first game began with Amanda Genovese ’15, as she singled on a bunt and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt […]

Baseball wins three of four

Over a three-day span, the baseball team won a total of three games after having played four. They had their home opener on Sunday with a doubleheader against Framingham State University. The first run of the afternoon came in the top of the third inning. Framingham’s Mark Mainini was able to bring home William Derosier […]

MLK Scholars speak on learning leadership

MLK & Friends Club presented “SPEAK: A Scholar’s Story” on Thursday evening. The event featured a panel of three Brandeis alumnae, all of whom were MLK Scholars while at school. They shared tidbits of wisdom about leadership, motivation, how to get a job and most importantly: the power of relationships. Cynthia Jackson ’16, president of […]

‘Dare to Dance’ dares to entertain

Adagio Dance Company held its “Dare to Dance” spring show Wednesday and Thursday in Levin Ballroom at 8 p.m. There were 13 different dances performed during the course of the show. There was also a slide show about halfway through the evening to honor the seniors and showcase how much fun is had at Adagio. […]

Men’s and women’s track and field compete

Featuring schools from all across New England, Brandeis’ men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at American International’s Yellow Jacket Invitational this past Saturday. This tournament held significance, as the team’s results were necessary for their advancement to the ECAC Championship. As this invitational event encompassed an assortment of runners from Division I, II […]

Take Back the Night march brings attention to sexual assault issues

Candles were handed out to everyone gathered on the Rabb Steps at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 for the annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march through campus. Participants lit their candles and carried them in a vigil to raise awareness about sexual violence. Co-sponsored by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, the Queer Resource […]

Wind Ensemble spring recital charmed audience with familiar tunes

Last Sunday, April 6 the Brandeis Wind Ensemble held their spring recital, “History of the American Musical.” Conducted by Tom Souza, the Wind Ensemble consisted of an impressive variety of instruments, including flutes, clarinets, French horns, trumpets, percussion and an oboe. Unlike many of the musical events that take place at the Slosberg Music Center, […]

Discussion of ‘La Femme en Bleu’ at The Rose

The Rose Art Museum has a significant collection of art, and related lectures are a very efficient way of exploring and expanding the interests of the students in the subject of art. Fernand Léger’s “La Femme en Bleu” was a recent topic. Brandeis faculty members Sabine von Mering (associate professor of German and Women’s and […]

‘Interrupted’ lacks plot but contains vivid imagery

“Interrupted, a Theater Piece in Pieces,” written, directed and choreographed by Sarah Elizabeth Bedard ’14, explores the lives of writers Susanna Kaysen, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton and is based on the best-selling memoir “Girl, Interrupted.” Performed in the Spingold Theater from Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6, this play skillfully portrays the horrors, […]

THA professor Krstansky to direct play next fall

It may be the end of the semester, but that doesn’t mean that the theater is quiet. This Monday, in the Crawford Studio in Spingold Theater, Professor Adrianne Krstansky (THA) held auditions for a play that she will be directing next fall at Brandeis through the Brandeis Theater Company. The play is called “Dead Man’s […]

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ outdoes predecessor

If there was ever a comic book character who faced terrible odds of getting a real, good big-screen adaptation, it was Captain America. As the series of cheesy late-’80s and early-’90s TV movies showed, it is very difficult to take a man dressed like a flag who throws a giant Frisbee seriously. And from a […]

Zinner forum highlights CEO’s power to make social change By

On Tuesday evening, the Zinner Forum was held, sponsored by the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program, the Sillerman Center and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. The event “CEO Conversations: Business Leaders as Citizen Leaders,” presented three prominent leaders and their engagement in enacting social change in their communities. The speakers present […]

Students demand more resources for sexual violence

In January of this year, President Obama created a White House Task Force of senior administration officials to address the increased rates of sexual assault on college campuses. In a press release from the Office of the Press Secretary at the White House, they call the prevalence of rape and sexual assault at universities in […]

New chapter of Xi Kappa fraternity established by Brandeis students

The Brandeis community has recently seen the establishment of a new fraternity, Xi Kappa, an Asian-interest fraternity started by Brian Lee ’15, Eric Shen ’16, Brian Louis ’16, Justin Kwon ’16 and Darrell Hosford ’16. The idea of starting the fraternity began when Lee approached Shen and Hosford with an interest in starting an Asian-interest […]

Harvard faces complaint with Office of Civil Rights

On March 28, two students at Harvard University filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights claiming that the school’s sexual assault policies violate protections set out by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The complaint was filed due to the school’s treatment of victims—giving them conflicting information, not […]