Panelists discuss complexities of the war in Syria

Four panelists discussed the intricacies of the war in Syria, including the history of the war, the history of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria, the effects of the war on Lebanon and the issue of human trafficking in Syria and neighboring countries to a room of about 40 people on […]

Undocumented immigrants face an ominous future

I spent my February break visiting relatives in Westchester County, an area a little north of New York City. My aunt is heavily involved with political activist groups in the area and told me about a volunteer opportunity: A church in nearby Sleepy Hollow was holding an information session for undocumented immigrants, and they needed […]

RCC asks men to take pledge against sexual violence

The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) raised awareness about eradicating sexual violence for White Ribbon Day on Wednesday, March 1. Representatives from the RCC tabled in the Shapiro Campus Center with the aim of informing students about the White Ribbon Project, a movement that hopes to “get men involved in the conversation in ending sexual violence […]

ISSO responds to new administration’s immigration policies

On Monday, Feb. 6, 10 days after President Trump signed an executive order barring travel from 7 largely Muslim countries into the U.S., Jodi Hanelt drove to Boston’s Logan airport to pick up a delayed international Brandeis scholar hailing from one of the seven affected countries. The scholar, originally scheduled to travel into the United […]

Blood drive educates students about FDA ban

The Love is Love Blood Drive educated participants on a limitation placed on gay and bisexual men who wish to donate blood, according to Mitchell Beers ’17, the co-president of Waltham Group and a coordinator for the blood drive. It was one of three blood drives that the Waltham Group sets up during each academic […]

‘Legion’ packs more than the average superhero TV show

TV is usually described as a writer’s medium. Often, it is the visual components of shows—the cinematography, set design, art direction—that are the least interesting parts. What’s usually compelling is the story, the characters and the plot—but we don’t primarily watch television to see how it redefines serialized visual storytelling. Most TV shows feature rather […]

Rose spring exhibits take provocative approach

This semester at the Rose, you won’t necessarily find the type of exhibitions to which you’re accustomed. As Kristin Parker, interim director of the Rose remarked before faculty and press members at the museum’s semester opening, the spring 2017 exhibitions are not average museum displays, but are tying the Rose’s past exhibitions together with new […]

Figuring out where home is

“What’s your name?” “Where are you from?” Everyone asked these questions during the first few months of college. When every face is a new face, it’s good to start by establishing some basic information, and it only took me a couple days to get into a rhythm when I first met someone. “I’m Carolyn. I’m […]

On violence as a valid option

Let’s have a civics lesson. Actually: First, let’s start with a journalism lesson. I’m one of the editors-in-chief of The Brandeis Hoot. This means that I write in two different voices for this paper: One as an editor, influenced by my views as an individual citizen, like when I help write editorials, and one as […]