An outdated custom, tipping should be abolished

Imagine that you are out to dinner with your significant other. Maybe it is a first date, maybe it’s your anniversary, but it is a romantic meal at a fancy restaurant. You have just finished a delicious dessert of tiramisu or a delicious slice of apple pie a la mode. You remove your silk napkin […]

Univ. must follow through on sustainability

I’m a Texan, born and raised. Where I come from, drought is the norm, and rain makes the front page. I have become familiar with the various colors of the Texas drought map, watching the deep red of “exceptional drought” creep into my neck of the woods and then turn the light yellow of “abnormally […]

Sports entrepreneur discusses success with students

At last week’s Entrepreneurs Forum, Jordan Fliegel, founder, president and chairman of, spoke about the start-up experience in Lee Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 22. He played basketball at the high school, collegiate and professional levels, and attributes his success in college basketball to a private coach. This success due to one-on-one coaching gave him […]

Deis3D readies for Printathon, expansion

Claire Sun ’18, the public relations director for Deis3D, says that while many students on campus may have heard chatter regarding a 3D printathon and printing lab on campus, many have also never been in it or witnessed the fruits of its production. Founded early in the 2014-15 academic year, the MakerLab, located on the […]

Campus buildings unable to ‘Turn it Off’

After some record-breaking high temperature days so far this month, I’ve realized how important air conditioning is. Or at least how convenient it is. It is certainly refreshing to be able to walk into the library or Usdan and be able to cool off from temperatures reaching the mid-90s. Not everyone has the luxury of […]

Losing streak snapped in weekend tournament

The volleyball team ended a rough three-game road trip and managed to snap their six-game losing streak by beating the Simmons Sharks with a clean sweep, 3-0, on Saturday. However, the Judges weren’t able to hang on to their momentum as they were swept later on in the second half of the tri-match with a […]

Toxic dance crew brings a cultural flare to Brandeis

In the overwhelming crowd of the Brandeis club scene, it may seem as though new groups could be lost among the multitude of creative student organizations. However, a new club has taken to the stage this semester, bringing with them a style of dance Brandeis has never seen before. This new group, Toxic, focuses on […]

Prof. Fellman recalls campus electricity during Vietnam era

Professor Gordon Fellman (SOC/PAX), better known as Gordie, is synonymous with activism on campus. For decades, he has urged students to take part in protests and campaigns and question normative structures. A graduate of Antioch College and Harvard University, Fellman joined the Brandeis sociology department in 1964, just as the anti-Vietnam War movement was picking […]

The College Campus: A Public Health Perspective

Health: Science Society and Policy (HSSP) is a popular major at Brandeis, but even those students who study health lose sight of their own well-being. Late teens and early twenty-somethings are usually the image of health: youthful and in their prime of life. So if people like you and me are the pictures of this […]

Coven reaches 500th win with victory over Babson

The men’s soccer reached a landmark win against Babson College on Friday, Sept. 12. The match marked the 500th win for head coach Michael Coven, crowning him as the sixth in NCAA Division III history to reach the milestone. Coven is currently in his 43rd season with the Judges. He is the second-longest tenured men’s […]