Darkmatter performance stuns

Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian, poets and activists known together as the trans South Asian political performance art duo Darkmatter, delivered an incredible performance at Chum’s Coffee House last night that blew the roof off. The event was organized by the media club Brandeis Television (BTV) and Triskelion, Brandeis’ student resource for empowering LGBTQ members […]

‘Spring Awakening’ combines musical talent with dark reality

This weekend, Typanium Euphorium presents “Spring Awakening.” Directed by Rachel Liff ’16, the musical premiered on Thursday night in the SCC Theater. The play opened as Sarah Steiker ’17, playing Wendla Bergmann, walked on stage toward a chair. She put on a short dress and began to sing. Immediately, the discipline and determination of the […]

Adagio Dance Company dazzles at ‘Be the Spark’

Lights and streamers lined the stage. Nearby hung a colorful sign that read “Adagio Dance,” a considerably modest setup for the Dance Company’s latest performance, “Be the Spark.” Other than these subtle decorations, the only other adornment was a white tarp that hung in the stage’s background, used primarily to catch the spotlights. These overhead […]

Film screening critiques consequences of antibiotics

Today, we know antibiotics as an easy cure for treatable illnesses, yet there is a downside to their widespread use. Filmmaker Michael Graziano came to Brandeis for a screening of his documentary “Resistance” on Thursday evening, Nov. 13. He was accompanied by Maryn McKenna, author of the book “Superbug,” and Dr. Tom O’Brien, researcher and […]

Fencing looks forward to a promising year

The men’s and women’s fencing teams kicked off their season on Saturday, Nov. 1 with their first tournament, the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference Fall Invitational. The Brandeis men’s team took home one gold, two silver and two bronze medals, while Captain Caroline Mattos ’16 took home the only medal for the women’s side, a […]

Global Bazaar event celebrates International Education Week

Celebrating a variety of cultures and their connections to the Brandeis community, the Global Bazaar was held on Wednesday, Nov. 12 in honor of International Education Week. Hosted both by the International Students and Scholars Office and the Wien International Scholars, the event featured tables representing various countries and student cultural clubs. International Education Week […]

Men’s and women’s soccer qualify for NCAA’s

Both Brandeis soccer teams finished their seasons on a high note this past weekend against New York University. The women’s soccer team finished with a 0-0 tie against New York University in a UAA match, but outshot their opponent 21-9 in the game. The shutout marked the 12th of the season, resulting in a school […]

Sodexo forum gives students a voice

On Wednesday Oct. 12 in the Olin-Sang Auditorium, the Senate Dining Committee sponsored a forum with Sodexo, Brandeis’ dining service provider. The event allowed students to pose questions and engage in meaningful discussion with Sodexo administration members in regard to campus dining services. Topics presented during the forum included food quality, changes to the meal […]

English Department announces new courses and instructors

Brandeis’ newest English classes have just recently been announced. According to the English Department, Scott Moore and Jodie Austin will be teaching a number of courses next semester. Moore, who will be teaching Moving on Up: The Fiction of Merit and Mobility this coming spring, earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from California […]

Baladi reflects on international, multimedia art career

Lara Baladi, a highly acclaimed Egyptian-Lebanese photographer and multimedia artist, recently presented “Organised Chaos,” which beautifully summarized a retrospective autobiography of her career, her most prized works, her inspirations and her message. The Brandeis Art Council hosted Baladi, who gave a talk presented by the Department of Fine Arts, the Department of African and Afro-American […]

Safety concerns shut down Library Party

Last weekend, Student Events held its second annual Library Party—an event that has quickly adopted the infamy of Pachanga, a previously controversial and exciting party on campus. Fitted with a stripper pole and decorated so that nobody could ever imagine studying there, the library opened on Saturday, Nov. 8 for the party at 10 p.m. […]

Environmental panel offers contrasting viewpoints from faculty

On Monday evening, Nov. 10, a panel composed of faculty from several different departments gathered in the International Lounge of Usdan to discuss climate change, how the world has responded to it and how the world needs to better prepare. The panel, titled “The Good News on Climate Change: Brandeis and a World of Solutions,” […]

General Tutoring builds better futures

General Tutoring is a club under the umbrella of Waltham Group that partners children of all ages in the greater Waltham area with Brandeis students for free one-on-one tutoring in a variety of subjects, ranging from math and reading to SAT/ACT prep. The organization was founded more than 30 years ago. Currently, more than 100 […]