SEA highlight importance of recognizing environmental issues

Currently, Students for Environmental Action (SEA) is the largest environmental group on campus that “brings various environmentalists together in an effort to make Brandeis more green,” said Rachel Zhu ’18, co-president. Participation in SEA allows fellow Brandeis students to both make an environmental impact on campus and beyond, in addition to talking with like-minded students. […]

Trio Emet brings new life to chamber music

Chamber music, a division of classical music known for its scarce instrumentation, has long been the preferred form of classical music for harboring an intimate relationship between performers and audience. No exception to this was Slosberg Music Center’s concert, “brb,” performed by one of Brandeis’ own chamber music groups, Trio Emet. Deriving its name from […]

Police should do more to prevent future incidents on South St.

On Wednesday of this week, the Brandeis community received another email from Director of Public Safety Ed Callahan about an incident of indecent exposure on South Street. This marks the seventh time that students have been harassed just off campus this year. Six incidents were “indecent exposure,” while one was an attempted robbery and assault. […]

Office of Prevention Services looks to expand upon current programs

Incidents on South Street as well as climate survey results have recently raised the issue of sexual assault. As a result, they have also highlighted the existing programs that combat the issue. The adjudication process as well as Bystander Training practices are currently being reviewed. The Office of Prevention Services (OPS) is working on Bystander […]

Spotlight on the Student Union Judiciary

The Brandeis University Student Union, our student government, has many functions and branches, such as club allocations and legislation. However, the organization also has organs that do not receive nearly as much attention as do its central functions. The Student Union Judiciary is a vitally important organ to the community, but many are unaware of […]

Two students set off social media challenge to raise awareness of climate change

Carly Chernomorets ’16 and her best friend Abbie Goldberg ’16 posted a picture on Facebook on Jan. 30 that started a movement: the Climate Change Crop Top Challenge. In the picture, both Chernomorets and Goldberg are glowering into the camera and wearing crop tops in the middle of winter. Chernomorets captioned the picture, “CLIMATE CHANGE […]

Softball team starts season in California

The women’s softball team began their season with three games in California over the recent break. On Tuesday, Feb. 16 the Judges played a doubleheader against the No. 18 team in the NAIA Division I, Vanguard University. The Judges split the games, winning the first game against Vanguard 3-2 and then dropping the second game, […]

Men’s basketball drops games over break

Over February break the Brandeis’ men’s basketball team, despite best efforts, still struggled to secure a win. So far this season the men’s team has a record of 9-15 with an average of 68.3 points per game. Since last weekend the team has played against Emory University, Washington University in St. Louis and the University […]

Swim team finishes season with UAA tournament

This past weekend the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams concluded their seasons at the University Athletic Association championships at the University of Rochester. The women’s team saw a successful championship as they set records in both women’s freestyle relays. The Judges set a mark in the 400 free relay on day one and […]

Deadpool delivers high action sequences, sex jokes, and juvenile gore

Tonally, “Deadpool” is very similar to two movies I do not like at all: 2010’s “Kick-Ass” and last year’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” Both of those movies are ultra-violent and in your face with immature humor, bright colors and general wildness. But they are also very mean-spirited, almost begging for attention with their antics and […]

Contemporary Korean art dazzles in on campus exhibit

From Feb. 6 to March 26, the Slosberg Music Center will house a beautiful and captivating art display called “Landscapes of the Soul: Contemporary Korean Art.” It will be in conjunction with its musical counterpart, “From Korea: Gugak—Soundscapes of the Soul,” showing from March 19 to 20. The stunning pieces of Korean art give a […]

Brandeis art students’ photography and sculpture explores diverse topics

The time to exhibit work crafted by students in sculpture and photography classes has come. The exhibition in the Dreitzer Gallery of Spingold Theater Center is now available Monday through Friday. The exhibition showcases 3D sculptures, digital photography and other forms of art that express the intellectual curiosity and knowledge that influences, inspires and impassions […]

Interim Pres. Lynch gives update on Draft Implementation Plan

Points in the Implementation Plan the university and student representatives of the Ford Hall 2015 movement had developed last fall are in the process of being fully outlined and accomplished, wrote Interim President Lisa Lynch in an email to Brandeis community members. The progress described involves students, staff and faculty to address racial injustice and […]

Students, faculty and staff to compete in upcoming sustainability contests

Two new sustainability contests will begin at Brandeis over the next few weeks in an effort to raise awareness on how students, faculty and administration can work together to conserve energy, according to Mary Fischer, Brandeis’ sustainability coordinator. Following the North Quad vs. Massell Quad contest held last semester, there will be a “cross-campus” sustainability […]

Brandeis aims to double campus recycling rate

Brandeis is upgrading its recycling program across campus, according to Mary Fischer, Brandeis’ manager of sustainability. The plan to revamp the system will happen in two steps, the first to be completed by the end of February and the second by the end of March. The first step of the sustainability project will upgrade the […]

Final Two Union Positions Filled

Students were elected to fill two vacant seats in the Student Union last week. This election was held to fill any vacancies from the Midyear Election, which was held in January. Open positions included senator for Rosenthal Quad and an associate justice seat on the Judiciary Board. Nathan Schneider ’18 was elected as senator to […]

BRIEF: Physics building evacuated due to smoke during Wednesday morning classes

The Abelson-Bass-Yalem physics building had to be evacuated at around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 due to a mechanical issue that created smoke inside, according to an email from Jim Gray, the vice president for campus operations. An issue with equipment in a mechanical room that serves the building and others in the science […]

Dufresne recounts the absurdity of art at artist talk

“If you looked at my paintings, you’d think I was the biggest perv on the planet,” Brooklyn-based artist Angela Dufresne exclaimed in the middle of her artist talk on Wednesday, Feb. 24 in Goldman-Schwartz Arts Studios. This comment was made based on her repertoire of work; of the various paintings and videos that she showed […]