Major League Baseball mourns loss of Marlins Player

On September 25 the Miami Marlins lost one of their top pitchers. At just 24 years old, Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident with two friends. According to The New York Times, he was in a 32-foot motorboat that smashed into rocks off the Government Cut channel on the tip of South Beach […]

Prof. Cynthia Cohen solves the world’s problems with creativity

Professor Cynthia Cohen is a noteworthy intellectual, who has made major contributions to both Brandeis and the world. The current director of the Peacebuilding and the Arts program and the acting director of the Ethics Center, Cohen has also created the Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation (CAST) minor at Brandeis. Cohen has been working […]

To Be Announced boasts great chemistry with new members

Brandeis improvisational group, To Be Announced (TBA), welcomed Abby LeRoy ’20 and Evan Moloney ’20 into the TBA family in its first show of the year on September 29. “Company TBA Presents: Newlywedded Newbs” launched the show with a mock wedding, uniting LeRoy and Moloney as TBA’s newest members. TBA proceeded to amuse the crowd […]

Red Sox managed to clinch AL East in final games

October marks the beginning of a new baseball season, but only for those teams left standing after 162 games. The Red Sox are one of those teams, finishing the regular season with a 93-69 record. The last time Boston made the playoffs was in 2013, a year in which they won the World Series. Their […]

Joshua Gordon enamors with a masterful cello performance

Some performers, specifically musicians, walk on the stage and have an unmistakable presence, a certain swagger of sorts when they meet the audience’s eyes. They have a certain ease of step and self-assured expression on their faces as they take a seat on the stage, hardly speaking a word. With a deep inhale of the […]

Prof. Downey wears multiple hats as teacher and artist

The painting is different. Something about it pulls your eye closer, maybe the way the bookcases stand tall and crisp and colorful in the background, but are blocked by this clearly two-dimensional figure. The woman’s hands and mouth seem to be in motion as wisps of her blond hair blow outward. She is surrounded by […]

Growler’s new album reminisces about ’80s Los Angeles glamour

Whereas previous albums by the Growlers rang with the twangs of 1970s California psychedelia, “City Club’s” title track opens the album with a funky jam evocative of 1980s Los Angeles. While the album still has the Orange County band’s trademark faded psych rock aesthetic, there is an added layer of ’80s-style synth that expands the […]

What can my country do for me?

Things that are certain: death, taxes and now thanks to a government near you, lawsuits. It seems a litigious society with an ever-expanding appetite for court may have opened Pandora’s box. The recent Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) now passed provides legal recourse to sue sovereign governments for acts of terrorism committed, upending […]

Panelists discuss role of race in presidential election

Two professors and a Massachusetts House representative discussed the implications of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the polarization between political parties, whiteness in America and the winner of last Monday’s presidential debate in Getting Political: The Implications of Political Campaigns, a panel discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Brandeis Professor Chad Williams (AAAS) told the audience […]

Fighting for the Underdog

Looking for something a little bit different to fill up some free time in your schedule and blow off some steam? The Brandeis Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club was founded in 2004 with a mission “to instruct students in the practice and application, in both competition and self-defense, of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu,” according to the club’s constitution. The […]

Lou Jones’ photography illuminates the joy of diversity

For Lou Jones, photography is a medium to give voice to those who lack one. He is a pioneer in his profession and is beyond merely “capable.” Jones visited the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) to talk about his latest work, “panAFRICAproject,” on Sept. 27. It is a photography project that, according to Jones, took […]

At Home At The Zoo sets new, gold standard for Brandeis theater

This past weekend saw a reasonable share of excitement on campus, as did students and other playgoers alike as they walked down the hamburger-bun-lined walkway to Merrick Theater to witness “At Home At The Zoo.” Written by (and dedicated to) the late Edward Albee, who passed away less than a week before Brandeis Ensemble Theater […]

Stirrups, cowboy hat, and revolver in hand, ‘The Magnificent Seven’ delights

“The Magnificent Seven” is a remake of John Sturges’ acclaimed Western released in 1960 which itself is a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” released in 1954—neither of which I’ve seen. Directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke, among others, this new iteration of the acclaimed hero’s tale is […]