‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ mystifies audiences with aliens and suspense

There is nothing quite like seeing a movie in your college town. The Embassy Cinema, a cozy theater in Waltham with only six screens, provides the newest releases and is close to campus. Unfortunately it doesn’t have stadium seating, so someone tall sitting in front of you could block part of the screen. Gladly, this […]

Guy Raz ’96 reflects on career, Brandeis and NPR

Guy Raz—does that name sound familiar? If one listens to NPR, he can be recognized as the host and editorial director of TED Radio Hour. The TED Radio Hour is a program based on the ubiquitous TED conferences, summits that host and then digitally distribute often captivating presentations focused on “Ideas worth spreading.” At NPR, […]

Scholars discuss the relationship between climate change and social justice

In the Paris Climate Agreement, 196 countries agreed on preventative measures for combating climate change, a social justice issue that affects many around the world, according to three scholars who convened in Rapaporte Treasure Hall on Tuesday, March 15. The agreement is an effort to combat the “cavalier attitude with which we treat climate change […]

B.SASV Progress Report

In April of 2014, we the student coalition Brandeis Students Against Sexual Violence (B.SASV) released a petition outlining urgent measures that Brandeis University should take to improve and expand resources for survivors of sexual violence and combat rape culture. In November of 2014, we released our first progress report which aimed to update our community […]

Rutgers professor discusses new book on political spin

Political spinning plays a significant role in American politics, but that was not always the case. Since President Theodore Roosevelt, politicians have used “spin” in ways that both help and hinder our democracy, according to David Greenberg, associate professor of History and Journalism & Media Studies at Rutgers University, who came to speak at Brandeis […]

Fencing team falls short at NCAA Regionals

The men’s and women’s fencing teams competed in the NCAA Regional Championships this past weekend at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Judges were confident going into the event after winning most of their competitions this season. However, for both the men’s and women’s teams the season came to end at the NCAA Northeast Regional […]

False assumptions in the political circus

Much like the Olympics, the presidential election season can be seen as a quadrennial contest of noble vigor in which representatives of different pockets of humanity are afforded a rare opportunity to aggressively show everyone how unambiguously better they are than everyone else. Unlike the Olympics, however, the election season lasts for well over a […]

A letter of support to campus dining workers

Dear Dining Workers of Unite Here Local 26 at Brandeis, We, the students of Brandeis University, so often running between midterms and exams, do not take enough time to appreciate all the work that goes into providing for our education. While we openly recognize and appreciate the work done by faculty and professors, none of […]