Tennis finishes season with senior day

Last week the Brandeis women’s tennis team closed their 2015-2016 season. On Wednesday they dominated against Endicott College, held on strong Friday at Babson and then finished with Senior Day against Wesleyan (Connecticut) on Saturday. The team is led by head coach Ben Lamanna and assistant coach Michael Kopelman, while the team captains are seniors […]

The intense, brutal “Green Room” is not for everyone

The movie “Green Room” follows the Ain’t Rights, a hardcore punk band from D.C. making their way through a disappointing tour across the Pacific Northwest. After a college show falls through, Tiger (Callum Turner), Pat (Anton Yelchin), Reece (Joe Cole) and Sam (Alia Shawkat) eagerly take a gig in the backwoods of Oregon. It’s a […]

Geir Haarde ’73 serves as Icelandic Ambassador, former Prime Minister

In its relatively short history, Brandeis has had an incredible number of prestigious alumni in numerous fields, ranging from performing arts, academia, government, physics, business, journalism, sports, mathematics and many more. Geir Haarde ’73 is one of these notable alums. His claim to fame? Haarde was the Prime Minister of Iceland from 2006 to 2009, […]

Fan dance, bhangra, and Afro-Caribbean dance meet at Culture X

The annual Culture X event created excitement throughout campus as students eagerly anticipated the amazing variety of talents that Brandeis has to offer. On Saturday, April 16 at 6 p.m. the Levin Ballroom housed a lively crowd as Culture X Arise began with opening speeches from the Culture X chair members Yeng Her ’16, Harlharrissa […]

‘Shoes On, Shoes Off’ a production that doesn’t require words

The long-awaited production of “Shoes On, Shoes Off: Sixteen Dance Scenes About Shoes, People & Other Important Things,” a dance play directed and choreographed by Professor Susan Dibble (THA) kicked off just right on April 15 at the Spingold Theater Center. The piece was developed into a big project after Dibble thought about the many […]

Composting rate rises nine percent as Univ. implements campus-wide initiatives

As the semester draws to a close, it marks a busy year for sustainability improvements at Brandeis. Last July, Mary Fischer began her term as Brandeis’ manager of sustainability programs. Since then, Fischer has implemented a new recycling initiative and multiple sustainability competitions, and started setting goals for next year. The recycling initiative officially launched […]

Knighthorse Theatre Company skillfully performs Shakespeare’s works

Brandeis’ annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts rightfully had the slogan “Shout the Big Dreams,” a theme which incorporated the artistic inclinations of more than 300 critically acclaimed Brandeis students and alumni. Produced by the Office of Arts, the festival was open and free to the public and featured a plethora of art […]

Student Events brings life, energy to campus

Brandeis Student Events is, according to their website, “a volunteer student organization that supports the mission of Brandeis University by providing cultural, educational, recreational and social programs designed for the entire Brandeis community.” Student Events recently hosted Stressbusters, Springfest and Bronstein Weekend, during which fun events are held and students are encouraged to celebrate “life, […]

Prof. Claudia Novack (CHEM) wins excellence in teaching award, discusses lessons of

Claudia Novack, assistant professor of chemistry, was named the 2016 recipient of the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The award includes a $2,500 stipend and honors Brandeis faculty who demonstrate outstanding teaching. The award recipient has strong ties to Brandeis, having met her husband at the university. She lives on a farm […]

Prof. Sarah Lamb (ANTH) wins teaching and mentoring award, offers advice to students

Anthropology Professor Sarah Lamb won the Lerman-Neubauer ’69 Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. The most common piece of advice Lamb gives her students is “to trust their own insights,” because she thinks students should “feel bothered by something they don’t understand in readings or in class” and learn from the experience. “If something […]

Brandeis Improv Collective celebrates the wonder of improvisation in music

On April 19, the Brandeis Improv Collective (BIC) performed their semester show in Slosberg Music Center. Brandeis Improv Collective is one of many student ensemble groups at Brandeis, aiming to bring the process of improvisation to musicians and students. Each semester, the Brandeis Improv Collective meets for 10 classes, bringing together students of all experience […]

On living, laughing and learning: a farewell to Brandeis’ community

On August 26, 2012, I hugged my mom and younger sister one last time while my dad prepared the car for their departure. I managed to compose myself by the time Elana, my OL, came to pick me up for the barbeque. I was awkward and naive, sporting a frizzy ponytail and a tee shirt […]

Saying goodbye: the BEMCo perspective

As my time at Brandeis comes to a close, I am constantly reminded of all of the beauty in the community around me. Each semester has thrown its curveballs at all of us, and I am so thankful for my social support around me to get me through the inevitable tough times. This social support […]