International Student Senator necessary addition to SU Senate

Seniors Kira Levin and Bidushi Adhikari, Class of 2019 Senator Hannah Brown and President of the Student Union David Herbstritt ’17, are working on instituting an international student senator position within the Student Union. The international student senator would accompany the current positions including class year senators, residence hall senators, the off-campus senator and the […]

Cleveland among ‘winners’ of NBA trade

With the All-Star break over, the NBA season is more than halfway through. Still, there is a lot of drama to be played out. Feb. 23 marked the NBA trade deadline and did not fail to stir up the league. Many teams used the opportunity to bolster their rosters in time to make a final […]

Men’s tennis at 3-2 after annual California trip

The men’s tennis team, currently ranked #30, competed in five matches in Southern California during the February recess. The Judges started off the competiton week strong with a victory over their first competitor, Caltech, 8-1. Michael Arguello ’17 and Ryan Bunis ’17 earned an 8-4 win to take the top spot in the doubles tournament. […]

Inside the Arcadia London Midyear Program

While most of the Brandeis class of 2020 started their fall semester at Brandeis, 29 of the midyear students spent it abroad in London. For some of these first-years it was the wonderful, British experience they had hoped for, but for many it was a disappointing program. The London program, or more officially, the Arcadia […]

Softball breaks even on Florida trip

The Brandeis women’s softball team traveled to Clermont, FL, to begin their season with six games from Feb. 24-26. The team played colleges from all over the country and finished with a 3-3 record. The Judges began their season on Friday, Feb. 24 with a doubleheader against Middle Georgia State University and Point Park University, […]

FMLA’s Galentine’s Day fosters positive female friendships

Valentine’s Day should be a holiday for all to celebrate. But as Ariella Louna ’17, president of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) remarked on Monday, Feb. 13, the holiday often represents only white, heterosexual love. In fact, many individuals can be excluded from Valentine’s Day even if for the simple fact that going on […]

Club Cantonese hosts new and creative hands-on event

For the first time, Brandeis’ Club Cantonese hosted Calligraphy Night on Friday, Feb. 10. Around 20 students gathered inside of the Slosberg recital hall to learn about Chinese calligraphy firsthand from a calligraphy master. The first half of the event was a detailed information session by calligraphy master Mike Mei. Calligraphy is the art of […]

Midyears making their own paths

Aryela Rose ’20, a midyear, says that she “wouldn’t trade the experience [of being a midyear] for anything.” Taking a somewhat unconventional route, she did not go abroad on a Brandeis program, but rather worked her fall semester. For the few months before her arrival to the university, she worked at a Chevrolet car dealership […]

‘The Life of Pablo’: a year in review

“This album has been out for more than a year.” “There’s nothing new to say about TLOP.” “A record can’t have parts that are bad on purpose and still be great.” “Aside from “Ultralight Beams,” this is easily one of Kanye’s worst records.” OK, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I’d like […]

‘Formosa’ offers singing, dancing, acting and food

As my first cultural show at Brandeis, “Formosa” sure set the bar high—really high. The Taiwanese Student Association’s (TSA) annual show, “Formosa,” displayed a variety of talent with two singers, a Chinese folk dance, a modern dance, a lion dance and a dance about a traditional Taiwanese dessert, on Feb. 16 in Levin Ballroom. To […]

Women’s tennis has strong showing in SoCal

Over the February recess, #28 Brandeis women’s tennis team traveled to Southern California to play Caltech, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Cal Lutheran and the Redlands. In their first match in Pasadena, the Judges earned a 6-1 victory over the Caltech Beavers. In the doubles matches, the Judges swept the Beavers with a victory from all three of the […]

Indoor track UAAs features strong showings

Brandeis and six other schools competed for the indoor conference title at the two-day long UAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 25-26 at the Gosman Athletic Center. The first day of events included preliminary heats for running events, as well as men’s jumping events. Mark Franklin ’17 led the Judges in the jumping events, […]

‘The Girl With All the Gifts’ a present in and of itself

From the title alone, it would be easy to think that “The Girl with All the Gifts” is a family film or a touching coming-of-age story. In actuality, it’s a zombie film—or at least that’s what it is on the surface. Based on the bestselling book by M.R. Carey and directed by Colm McCarthy, “The […]

Violence against Richard Spencer threatens American values

The identity of the author of this piece is known to the edi- tors-in-chief, but is being with- held due to the author’s concern about retaliation. Recently, there appeared in these pages a column titled “Resistance and punching Richard Spencer.” It argues that it is the civic duty of leftists to commit violence against white […]

CDO acclimates to Brandeis campus and community

Two news editors interviewed Brandeis’ Chief Diversity Officer on Tuesday, Feb. 14 to ask about upcoming plans to increase diversity at Brandeis. The interview took place two weeks after the executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries went into effect. Mark Brimhall-Vargas, who worked as the Chief Diversity Officer at Tufts for two […]

‘Quickies’ performs a diversity of plays to a full house

Students presented their own original work at “Quickies,” Brandeis Ensemble Theater’s showcase of 10-minute plays written, produced and directed by students. The first act consisted of five plays, followed by seven more in the second act. The SCC Theater was packed on Sunday, Feb. 12, as many people came out to support their friends who […]

The public health cost of political fear

In this new presidential administration, many Americans are angry. This is especially true of black Americans, undocumented Americans and members of other marginalized communities. The histories and reasons behind their fear and anger are too numerous to count, but one of the key reasons is the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back health care. Unfortunately, […]

International senator position proposed by union members

A new constitutional amendment to create a senator for international students was formally proposed to the Student Union. Seniors Kira Levin and Bidushi Adhikari approached Union President David Herbstritt ’17 with the idea. Class of 2019 Senator Hannah Brown, Herbstritt, Levin and Adhikari are working to get the new senator position created. “Bidushi and I […]

UC prof. addresses changing gender ideology in India

Women are the ideal candidates for employment in cities in India, according to University of California, Berkeley professor Raka Ray. The gender ideology in India must change to account for an economy that is shifting away from farming and toward the service sector, she told a room of around 70 students on Wednesday, March 1. […]