Sodexo, but not your way

Brandeisians believe in “truth even unto its innermost parts,” so let’s talk honestly about the food. Brandeis’ meals are catered and controlled entirely through outsourcing to Sodexo—a company that cares more about its bottom line than the means of profit. With some notable exceptions, college campuses are not known for their exquisite dining, nor did […]

The neurological ADHD experience and its effects

Coffee doesn’t work after a cup and a half, you’re falling asleep as the clock strikes 11:30 p.m. and you’ve only finished about half a page out of seven of your essay. However, you can take some study drugs, whizz through your assignment and then go to sleep. Done. Ben Winick ’17, who has attention […]

Investigating the use of study medication

From electronic textbooks to online documents that multiple students can view and edit simultaneously, the academic experience has changed drastically from the days of typewriters and volumes of library reference books. With university administrators, faculty and students on the lookout for ways to maximize the collegiate academic experience, online tools such as Quizlet, access to […]

Understanding ADHD and the associated medication

While it is typical of the college experience to procrastinate, be unable to concentrate or be restless when the time comes to focus on a necessary task, millions of young adults undergo these daily experiences on a chronic level, as symptoms of ADHD. ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a neurodevelopmental psychiatric disorder identified […]

Erasing signs of protest does not negate existence of campus sexual violence

In an effort to shed light on sexual violence perpetrated on campus, Brandeis Students Against Sexual Violence (B.SASV) hung banners in the SCC and arranged flags on a nearby walkway for Admitted Students Day. These displays were then removed by the university before the day’s events began. Responding to this, B.SASV posted on their Facebook […]

TBA and Bad Grammer play quirky improv games

To Be Announced (TBA) and Bad Grammer teamed up for Thursday Night Fight: TBA vs. Bad Grammer in Zaniest Show Yet, providing the audience with laughter and good times on Thursday, April 20. The two improv groups combined and then split into two teams for a face off. Team Today, dressed in green, and Team […]

A world apart during a semester abroad in Japan

Not everyone chooses to study abroad, but for those who do, the experience can leave a lasting impact on one’s life—expanding one’s perspective of the world, making new friends and fully immersing oneself in a different culture. Last semester, Ben Percival ’18 traveled across the globe to Japan, where he studied for nearly five months. […]

Visiting speaker offers conservative viewpoint

Conservative author, filmmaker and speaker Dinesh D’Souza spoke about the Democratic Party and its abandonment of liberal values to a packed Schwartz auditorium on Tuesday, April 25. The event was sponsored by Young America’s Foundation. D’Souza was named one of America’s most influential conservative thinkers by The New York Times Magazine, according to the Brandeis […]

Some reflections on my time on the A-Board

Few experiences as a student can compare to the responsibility and privilege of serving on the student “government,” or as we more appropriately term it at Brandeis, the Student Union. Participation in the Student Union in any capacity, elected or appointed, puts you in contact with vivacious and energetic people across the spectrum of the […]

ICC celebrates 25 years of cultural diversity

The Brandeis Intercultural Center (ICC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29. First started by a group of students named the Push Committee, the ICC has served as an umbrella organization for cultural clubs since 1992. The two-day event will focus on celebrating the impact the ICC has had […]

Cleveland coasts to second round of NBA playoffs

Cleveland should be feeling good about its basketball team now that the Cavaliers have swept the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. In this series, the Cavs showed some resemblance to their championship form. In this past Sunday’s game four, the Cleveland team was able to hold off a late-game surge […]

Three professors awarded for excellence in teaching

Three professors received awards for excellence in teaching at a faculty meeting on Friday, April 21. The professors were primarily chosen through student nominations, and the Dean’s Office of Arts and Sciences presented the awards. Adrianne Krstansky (TA) joined the Brandeis faculty in 1999 and has won awards for her work in theater production and […]

Club Spotlight: Active Minds

Active Minds, a national club with a chapter on the Brandeis campus, is hard at work raising awareness and combating stigmas surrounding the topic of mental illness. The vice president of Brandeis’ chapter, Frankie Marchan ’19, said that while mental health has become more publicized, she believes that it “needs more education,” because “mental health […]

Prof. Conrad’s take on biomedical enhancements

Prof. Conrad of the sociology department at Brandeis has extensively studied and published on the topic of the medicalization of society, particularly the sociology of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and how it can affect college students. Conrad said that one phenomenon occurring in our society is that more kids, adolescents and adults are being […]

Demonstration against sexual violence removed

A demonstration against sexual violence on campus was removed sometime after 6 a.m. on Sunday, April 23, according to members of Brandeis Students Against Sexual Assault (B.SASV). The group created two displays for Admitted Students Day. The first was a set of flags depicting statistics about sexual assault on the Brandeis campus. These flags lined […]

Sundeis a night of innovative, hysterical, gripping films

Brandeis Television (BTV) showcased 19 student-made films in its film festival, dubbed Sundeis, on the evening of Thursday, April 20. Sundeis, held in the Wasserman Cinematheque, screened works under four categories: Experimental, Sci-Fi, Comedy and Drama. Each film offered something fresh and intriguing. In the Experimental category, Noah Harper ’19 used Adobe After Effects to […]

Adagio’s ‘Dance Everywhere!’ a spring favorite

As we’ve come to expect each spring semester at Brandeis, Adagio’s semester show brought to Levin Ballroom a packed evening of 21 dance pieces of several genres. Titled “Dance Everywhere!” the show spoke to the great efforts of Adagio’s roughly 80 members. Adagio is Brandeis’ largest student-run dance group, open to all students regardless of […]

Men’s soccer in the off-season

Brandeis men’s soccer had a historic season in 2016. Though their record was just 13-6-4, a Cinderella-like string of games led Brandeis into the NCAA Division III Final Four. However, immediately following the season, head coach Mike Coven retired, leaving a team ready to prove that they can win without him. The Judges had a […]

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ is a blunt instrument

Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album “DAMN.” dropped about two weeks ago, and that seems like almost enough time to be able to talk about it. Long story short, I don’t think it’s as good as Kendrick’s prior release, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” but I feel it’s a better record than “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.” Dubbing […]

Tommy Hartung speaks about his Rose multimedia exhibit

“Let me tell you some of the stories,” a deep, digitally-distorted voice says, as disorienting, fish-eyed footage of a house in the middle of the desert appears on the screen. The house is desolate, with only a desiccated plant growing inside. The voice talks about strange occurrences, supernatural events witnessed by people, saying, “I’ll show […]