‘Louis-Ferdinand Céline’ illustrates the dangers of ignorance

On Monday, April 24, the Wasserman Cinematheque was filled with professors, students and other members of the community excited to attend the screening of the French film “Louis-Ferdinand Céline.” Director Emmanuel Bourdieu flew in from Paris to present the film amid a highly publicized election happening in France. The night began with an introduction of […]

Men’s basketball faces a series of player departures

Following their season in which the Brandeis basketball team finished with eight wins and 16 losses, several members of the team announced that they would not be continuing to play for the program, including star forward Jordan Cooper ’18. A program that is led by the second winningest coach in Brandeis history, Brian Meehan, such […]

On better birth control options

The birth control pill is falling out of favor. This is happening for several reasons. Firstly, the pill is high maintenance, demanding that patients remember to take the pill at the exact same time every single day. Also, recent viral Internet articles have revealed the anti-feminist history of the pill, explaining that physicians hid the […]

Meet Brandeis’s Director of Athletics

From near and afar, Lynne Dempsey ’93 religiously tracks the scores and times of Brandeis’ athletic teams. Whether she is cheering on the sidelines of the soccer field or tracking the live stats of the tennis matches inside the Gosman Athletic Center’s offices, she offers support to a network of staff, coaches and student-athletes in […]

We need meal plan exemptions

Brandeis is not an inexpensive institution. It perennially ranks as one of the most costly schools in the country, so presumably there would be consideration on behalf of the administration to ensure that students can cut down on costs when needed. However, as of fall 2016, a new requirement was made for all students who […]

Tennis teams finish off historic seasons at UAAs

The men’s and women’s tennis teams traveled to Alamonte Springs, FL, for the UAA Conference Tournament at the close of the April break. It was the women’s team’s last matches of the season, and the Judges finished sixth with an 8-1 win against NYU and a 4-5 loss to Case Western Reserve University. They will […]

Bryson ’19, Gourde ’17 run national-caliber times at UAAs

The men’s and women’s track and field teams both placed seventh at the UAA Conference Championship last weekend, though each team showcased a few strong individual performances. At the University of Chicago, which hosted the championship, Emily Bryson ’19 earned her fourth University Athletic Association title by securing the first-place position in the 1,500-meter run. […]

The conundrum of Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’

Being a Frank Ocean fan can be confusing. After the release of the electric (but overly reliant on samples) mixtape “Nostalgia Ultra” in 2011 and his debut R&B masterpiece “Channel Orange” in 2012, Ocean retreated from the public eye—aggressively. He declined interviews, was not performing and refrained from any presence on traditional social media; Ocean’s […]

DCL stands for ‘Doesn’t claim liability’

The Department of Community Living has a problem with accountability. Every year, Brandeis’ housing lottery claims new victims. The process is a stressful one, especially with the recent reduction in housing due to the demolition of the Castle. It would be natural to expect the Department of Community Living (DCL), which handles the housing selection […]

Don’t regret staying at Brandeis

I expected this semester to be a lonely one because I am a junior at Brandeis, and many of my friends are currently overseas. I worried that I would look at the empty seat at the dinner table or calculate the time difference between me and my friend or see on social media the photos […]

How to be a Brandeis sophomore

I heard a few days ago that there was a panel going on for rising sophomores. And without hearing too much about it, when I heard such a thing, I could not help but wonder what I needed to hear (but never did) to be prepared for my current sophomore year. When students first come […]