Club Cantonese welcomes all to exuberant Chinese New Year celebration

Cantonese Club rang in the new year with Jeopardy, food and much laughter on Saturday, Jan. 28 in the Intercultural Center. No, this was not the kind of event where people could grab plates of free food and sneak out the back. Club Cantonese taught everyone about the Lunar New Year, served delicious traditional Chinese […]

Our society needs hate crime legislation

On Jan. 29, Alexandre Bissonette walked into a Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center and opened fire. He killed six people and injured five. Twenty minutes after the shooting, Bissonette turned himself in to police. This was the most recent in a string of recent hate crimes encouraged by the rise of white nationalism. The shooting […]

Prof. Wong’s recent work links art, history, culture

Art history Prof. Aida Yuen Wong researches historical sources and the development of artistic trends to make cross-cultural connections among countries in the Asian continent and beyond. Wong is not only an art history professor, but also the chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Brandeis. This semester, she is teaching an Experiential Learning […]

Happiest place on earth

When Anna Stern ’18 was deciding where to go for her study abroad trip, she wanted to travel somewhere where she had no connection to the language, culture or people in order to fully immerse herself in an entirely new, unexpected experience. Essentially, Anna wanted someplace entirely “random,” and she decided upon Copenhagen, Denmark, the […]

Returning from London: switching from acting to academia

Sara Kenney ’18 just spent her fall semester studying abroad in London through the British Drama Academy (BADA) program offered at Sarah Lawrence College. She attended the London Theatre Program, a semester-long program “designed for dedicated students who are passionate about their work and serious about acting,” according to BADA’s website. Kenney, a Theater Arts […]

A critique of Trump’s education policies

Donald Trump, like most politicians, speaks in code when it comes to education. He is easily able to identify problems but does not offer concrete solutions or suggest policy reforms. On his education policy platform he points out that America spends more money per student than any major country, but our students perform near the […]