Dear Eliana: Back-to-school problems

Hi Eliana, So far my classes have been fine. But the professor for my Spanish class is giving me fits. It’s a mid-level Spanish course, but she usually speaks only Spanish during class. Half the time we all have no idea what we are supposed to do, since none of us are that accomplished at […]

Halsey’s new album ‘Badlands’ enchants

I’m not one of those people who highly anticipates an album. My usual policy is not to pay attention to rising artists, but that all changed when I heard Halsey perform live this past  July. The 20-year-old New Jersey native had such a stage presence that, while I was disinterested at first, a third of […]

Improv showcase entertains and recruits new members

On Sept. 1, students from different corners of campus were all sprinting toward one location: Ridgewood Commons. It was, once again, that time of the year when Brandeis University’s four improvisational comedy groups perform for an audience of new and returning students in the annual Improv Comedy Showcase, a showcase that serves as a tidbit […]

Overcommitted, the Brandeisian story of citizenship

This past Sunday, the Great Lawn was a setting for a semesterly ritual that has come to be known as the Activities Fair. To the untrained eye, it seems like a burst of energy at the beginning of the semester, a joyous occasion filled with the sounds of enthused members of the Brandeis club community, […]

Bigger, louder, more teeth

In 1993, we were first introduced to the little theme park in the Caribbean where you can buy over-priced souvenirs and get eaten alive by a 65-million-year-old dinosaur with teeth the size of your forearm. Spielberg’s classic “Jurassic Park” broke ground in the film industry and was rewarded both in the box office and with […]