What journalism gets wrong: a whitewashed industry

Regardless of political orientation, we can all agree that the news outlets feeding us our information are flawed. Journalism in the United States has consistently failed to serve the interests and needs of readers, and this trend is not new. Not only does modern journalism stray further and further from representing the true diversity of […]

Immigration responds to executive order

Members of the Brandeis community attended a panel discussion on Wednesday evening to address President Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order on immigration. The audience, who filled over half of the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) theater, consisted of not only undergraduate and graduate students, but also faculty and other Brandeis community members as well. Immigration attorney […]

Library construction will resume in May

Construction on the Farber wing of the library will be halted until May 22, according to Interim University Librarian Matthew Sheehy. The ongoing construction in Farber is a result of climate-control issues within the building. Piping will be extended from Goldfarb to Farber to better control the temperature in Farber. A main pillar in the […]

First woman to achieve Grandmaster title in chess visits Brandeis

Five-time Olympic gold medalist and the first woman in history to achieve the Grandmaster title in chess, Susan Polgar spoke about her experience as a woman in the male-dominated sport of chess and her life as the descendent of Holocaust survivors to a room of about 75 people on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Throughout her career […]

Basketball teams fall to conference opponents

The men’s basketball team fell to Rochester 67-56, while the women’s team fell to Rochester 75-58 on Saturday, Jan. 29. The men’s team started slowly on Rochester’s turf, falling behind a quick 8-0. The Judges quickly rebounded from the deficit and took the lead 20-19 at the 7:05 mark in the first half following a […]

Putting a culture to the Chinese language

Eric Goldberg ’18, a varsity tennis-playing Jewish junior from New York, embarked last fall for Shanghai, China, for a semester of study abroad. He knew that he wanted to study abroad in China, having studied Chinese since the seventh grade. His experience in Shanghai was one of exploration, education, language development and cultural discovery. The […]

‘4 Your Eyez Only’: J. Cole’s newest album defines disappointment

One week before the release of his highly anticipated follow up to “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” J Cole released the track “False Profits.” The song was all right but turned heads with multiple shots taken at fellow rappers, including a whole verse dedicated to dissing the one and only Kanye West. Cole accuses Kanye of […]

Task Force presents on revisions to general education requirements

Students and faculty asked questions and provided input on the outlines for a new format for general education at Brandeis during an open forum on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The new format, which is still lacking specific details, divides general educations requirements into five broad categories: 21st-Century Changes and Challenges; Foundational Literacies; Schools of Thought; Health, […]

Make Brandeis the school you want it to be, join the Union

Why is it that so much of how Brandeis engages in “usual business” seems normal and good, while so much of it seems so strange and wasteful? Throughout the day, I am struck repeatedly by ways in which the university could fix any number of minor and sometimes major inconveniences and adjust its procedures to […]

‘The Assignment’ plot insensitive, an injustice to trans community

“The Assignment” is a movie starring Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver. Rodriguez is a cisgender woman playing hitman Frank Kitchen, a cisgender man who unknowingly undergoes surgery to become a woman. Frank Kitchen’s involuntarily gender confirmation surgery is performed by The Doctor, played by Weaver. The movie is about Frank seeking revenge for the surgery. […]

Rebecca Walker delivers ’DEIS Impact keynote address

“Even though we are discouraged, our work is not lost,” stated activist Rebecca Walker at her keynote ’DEIS Impact event, “The World in You and You in the World: Identity in Action,” discussing the actions of the new administration in Washington, D.C. and how discouraged people should react. “Walker focused on identity and I think […]

Patriots and Falcons face off on Super Bowl LI stage

The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will battle on the biggest stage in pro sports: the Super Bowl. Houston will host the game on Sunday, Feb. 5 in front of a sold-out crowd and an estimated 100 million TV viewers. In anticipation for the big game, the Patriots are three-point favorites, according to Bleacher […]

Track team sets records at BU and Tufts

Last weekend, the Brandeis women’s and men’s track teams competed in the Terrier Classic at Boston University and at Tufts University. Many athletes from both teams had record-breaking performances. At BU on Friday, Jan. 27, Emily Bryson ’19 set a new school record for the mile run with a time of 4:52.18, breaking the previous […]

Gwen Fraser makes most of Union experience

Starting in student government as a Ziv senator her junior year, later than most students, Gwen Fraser ’17 decided she wanted to return to the Student Union for the fun meetings and great community, as well as the opportunities to do amazing work on campus. Now, she is one of the class of 2017 senators. […]

Club gymnastics: ‘Come flip with us!’

The Brandeis club gymnastics team is one of Brandeis’ many club sports that is constantly growing and succeeding. With more participants this year than ever before, the team appears to be moving forward. The team competes in events judged by officials from the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs. The gymnastics team practices three times […]

Box office hit ‘Split’ creeps and crawls

If you are looking for a film that will freak out and entertain you, look no further than “Split.” The story is set in Philadelphia and revolves around three friends, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula), with the story mainly seen through the eyes of Casey. While Casey’s friends are […]

24-hour video game marathon for NAMI surpasses fundraising goal

“I’m telling you guys, next year, 48 hours,” joked Riely Allen ’18. “No,” his suitemates quickly replied in unison, still reeling from the tiring endeavor of the day before. The marathon began at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 and continued through 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. The donations they collected all went to […]

Tips to get you through the housing lottery

It’s a new year and with this new year are your typical suite of new-year-comings: another notch on the Gregorian calendar, a rotation of the Chinese zodiac (it’s the year of the fire chicken, for those of you who don’t know), an increase in inclement weather and the dreaded college housing lottery. Currently, I’m a […]

Don’t give bigotry a voice

Political philosopher John Stuart Mill introduced the concept of the “marketplace of ideas” as a rationale for permitting freedom of expression. Mill believed that allowing an interchange of ideas akin to a marketplace was necessary for the development of a civil society with politically active citizens. Though Mill has long since passed, the idea has […]

The news you want to hear

The eyes of the world are upon Trump, and everyone condemns his actions—opposition is fierce among experts and the populace alike. Well, that is what the news would have you believe. If you are reading this article you are likely a liberal-leaning and politically motivated individual. I say this without much doubt due to the […]