Deafheaven continue to defy labels with New Bermuda

When San Francisco kind-of-metal-but-also-kind-of-not five-piece Deafheaven released their sophomore album, 2013’s breakout “Sunbather,” it was as if they had been born just to be divisive. “Sunbather” was a wall of intensity with a whirlwind of guitars, pounding double kick drums and throat-shredding screams from singer George Clarke, with a few added dashes of My Bloody […]

Surviving Sodexo: Too Many Friends

There is nothing more “frustrating” than getting up to leave Usdan and running into friends on the way out. Rather than returning to the homework that awaits you in the library, you procrastinate a little longer and head back to a table to keep your friends company while they eat. Although you have already eaten […]

Poetry Night brought back to life

On Thursday, Oct. 8, National Poetry Day at Chum’s, an ancient tradition, was rekindled like a phoenix from the ashes: Poetry Night. Alumnus Rohan Narayanan ’15 resurrected Poetry Night last spring in order to offer a space for students to share their passions and thoughts about the world through the artistic style of spoken word. […]

Survey results force univ. to confront sexual misconduct on campus

Multiple high-ranking members of the Brandeis administration held a town hall in Sherman Function Hall Thursday night, Oct. 9 to discuss the results of a “campus climate survey” sent out last semester. The survey was designed to gauge the effect of sexual misconduct and assault on Brandeis students. The results, which were released Thursday morning […]

Campus Climate Survey results provide evidence for need for change

On Thursday, Oct. 8, Interim President Lisa Lynch sent an email to the student body containing the results of the Campus Climate Survey on sexual misconduct issued in April of this year. The survey was sent to undergraduate and graduate students over the age of 18, and contained prompts on consent, reporting incidents of sexual […]

COED IM soccer ends in heated battle

Thursday, Oct. 1, the coed section of the Brandeis intramural soccer tournament hosted its championship on Gordon Field under the lights. The first- and second-seeded teams faced off in a cold, misty rain. However, the poor weather didn’t keep the two teams from a competitive battle. The intramural (IM) soccer season ran from Sept. 6-24, […]

Mayoral candidate Stanley describes vision for city

State Representative and Waltham mayoral candidate Tom Stanley spoke to students and community members on Monday, Oct. 8 at an event co-sponsored by Hunger and Homelessness, a club of Waltham Group. Stanley, a Democrat, served in the Ways and Means Committee at the State House and has served as president of the Waltham City Council. […]

Volleyball drops three in first round of UAAs

This past weekend, the Brandeis volleyball team competed in their first conference action of the season in the University Athletic Association Conference tournament hosted by New York University. The team is led by head coach Alesia Vaccari, who is in her second year with Brandeis, and assistant coach Alyssa Broccoli who just starting her first […]

Secured club status unfair to other clubs

Secured clubs sit at the pedestal of the club hierarchy at Brandeis, entitled to many amenities to which non-secured clubs do not have access. They are not able to be de-chartered by conventional means, only via constitutional amendment. Secured clubs receive substantial sums of money and benefits, including an appeals process to the Union Allocations […]

Students attend Bernie Sanders rally

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) addressed a crowd of over 20,000 at a rally in Boston where he touched on key liberal issues including education, income inequality and mass incarceration. Sanders’ speech focused on social issues, though he also discussed Wall Street, campaign finance, energy and climate change. Sanders spoke at the Boston Convention […]

New art studios open in renovated Epstein building

The opening of the new on-campus art studio spaces on Tuesday, Sept. 29 put an end to senior and graduate studio art students’ 20 year struggle with off-campus studio space. Members of the Fine Arts Department said this new space is a vast improvement for the tudio art students who previously used facilitates located off […]

Local jazz band helps artist in need with benefit at Slosberg

Jazz musician Art Blakey states, “Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life,” and that is nothing short of what happened at Slosberg Music Center this past Sunday, Oct. 4, as the New Black Eagle Jazz Band lit up the stage as part of a series of benefit concerts for friend of the band and […]

Codestellation—the community hackathon—hopes to attract students of all majors

The word “hackathon” is generally used to describe an extended period, often 24 hours, during which individuals or members of a team focus on a project pertaining to hardware or software. “The way I talk about it when thinking about [the term] is some period of time when you’re marathon coding,” says Sofia Semenova ’17. […]

College students represent skewed sample

Sleep deprivation, binge drinking, eating disorders, bullying and suicide are some of the health-detrimental results of stress. In fact, such behaviors can lead to more stress, trapping their most common victims—college students—in a vicious cycle of stress. These stress-related health issues make a college campus into a pressure cooker, waiting to cause catastrophe amongst its […]

Eliana’s Advice for ironing shirts and ironing out professors

Dear Eliana, I want to visit one of my professor’s office hours to ask him for some help, but I have classes during his regular office hours. I’ve emailed him to schedule an appointment twice, and he still hasn’t responded to any of my emails. I don’t know how to get in touch with him. […]

New club TableTalk hopes to open up discussion on campus

A new semester means many new things, including new clubs. This fall, Brandeis welcomed its newest club, TableTalk, which which aims to foster conversation between students on a range of topics. At its first event on Oct. 1, students gathered on the couches in the SCC Atrium to speak to each other. Brandeis sophomores Anna […]

Sustainability Committee and Sodexo partner to host ‘Meatless Monday’

Sherman Dining Hall served a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, but no meat dishes, in its first “Meatless Monday” on Oct. 5. Members of the Sustainability Committee worked with Sodexo to produce a healthy, sustainable and appetizing dinner without using any meat. One of the organizers of “Meatless Monday,” Matt Smetana ’17, hoped that […]

Four positions filled in second round of fall Student Union elections

In the second round of Student Union elections, the student body elected Max Byer ’19 as Massell Quad senator, Will Jones ’18 as Rosenthal Quad senator, Kenyon Fraser ’16 as Foster Mods senator and Valarie Timms ’16 as the senator to the Charles River Apartments and 567 South Street. Byer said he wanted to serve […]

The New England Conservatory of Music’s opera delights

The top singers and the Philharmonia of the New England Conservatory of Music performed a moving version of “Iphigénie en Tauride.” First performed in 1779, Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera tells the fate of Agamemnon’s family in the years following the Trojan War. In the usual Greek myth, Agamemnon is murdered by his wife, upon which […]

Men’s soccer outscores highly-ranked Carnegie Mellon 4-2

Third-ranked Brandeis men’s soccer team defeated seventh-ranked Carnegie Mellon in a high-scoring game on Saturday, Oct. 3 at home. It was the first UAA conference match-up of the season for the Judges, who are now 1-0 in games against conference opponents. The victory advanced the team’s overall record to 9-1-0. From both sides of the […]