New student book forum starts important conversation

Incoming first-years will participate in the Undergraduate Orientation Book Forum, the only time the entire class reads the same book and participates in a discussion together with the author. This year, administrators selected acclaimed poet Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen: An American Lyric.” Rankine’s book takes a deep and critical look at race relations in America, and […]

Patriots gear up for new season

This past Saturday, the New England Patriots faced the Houston Texans in week two of preseason. The outcome was 27-23, in favor of Houston. The final score of  these exhibition games, however, have little weight on predicting the Patriots’ season since most teams won’t hit full stride until the regular reasons starts. To get in […]

Students speak: summer internships in the arts

Summer—a time for college students to catch up on the hours of sleep that slipped away during the school year, a time for ice cream and cold drinks with old friends; a time for challenging, yet rewarding summer jobs and internships, a time for learning “how to adult,” a time for adventures near and far. […]

‘Wind River’ stuns in portrayal of Native American murder investigation

“Wind River” is the directorial debut of Taylor Sheridan, the screenwriter of “Sicario” and “Hell or High Water.” The film revolves around a local game tracker named Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) who must work with a rookie FBI agent named Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) to solve a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation […]

Campus evacuated for seven hours due to emailed bomb threat

Staff, faculty and students were evacuated from the main Brandeis campus after administrators received a bomb threat in an email early Wednesday morning. At 4:50 p.m., close to seven hours after the emergency evacuation went into effect, Brandeis re-opened for residents. On Wednesday, campus residents first gathered on the playing fields while all non-essential staff […]

Men’s soccer prepares for another successful season

After one of their most successful seasons to date, the Brandeis men’s soccer team will return to the field under a new head coach. Gabe Margolis, long-time assistant coach, was recently named head coach of the team, taking over for Mike Coven, who lead the team for 44 seasons, earning 526 wins and one NCAA […]

Red Sox battle Yankees for top spot in AL East

As of 8:30 p.m. August 24 The Boston Red Sox faced the New York Yankees this past weekend in a timeless showdown between the two rivals. The Red Sox have steadily led the American League East for the past few weeks, competing with the Yankees this season to secure the top spot in that division, […]

A Hygge Summer Abroad: Books and Bars

Students typically say goodbye to each other for summer break, but for senior Danielle Simms ’18, the break was an opportunity to say hello to a new set of friends and a new city. At the start of July, Simms embarked on a journey from her hometown of Chattanooga, TN to Copenhagen, Denmark for a […]

Australia, Nova Scotia and the mindful lifestyle

Early in the summer, Ethan Saal ’19 deplaned in Sydney, Australia, to begin a six-week study abroad program complete with a course, an internship experience and, of course, a ton of outdoor adventures. Saal lived in a hotel in the heart of Sydney provided by Arcadia University, the institution belonging to the abroad program. Throughout […]

Bannon has revealing interview with Brandeis professor

An unsurprising wave of white-nationalism and neo-Nazism has swept the country, euphemistically covered under the alt-right banner. No one following the rhetoric of Donald Trump prior to his election should be surprised. There is understandable uproar as the highest office in the land is occupied by a self-admitted racist, drawing false equivalencies between hate groups […]

The Boston protests and the Paradox of Tolerance

There is a comic floating around the more liberal parts of the Internet entitled “The Paradox of Tolerance” that makes the argument that it is immoral to tolerate intolerance. “When we extend tolerance to those who are openly intolerant,” it says, “the tolerant ones end up being destroyed. And tolerance with them.” This argument came […]

Partial demolition of Usen Castle continues after summer 2017

Construction of a new residence hall began in summer 2017 on the east side of campus after the partial demolition of Usen Castle. The project expected to cost about $38 million, financed by bonds. The new residence hall, which has yet to be named, will house 164 students in single and double rooms, and is […]

Constructing A Summer Internship

For some, summer is the perfect time to relax and unwind after a long school year full of homework and studying. For others, like Renee Korgood ’20, it is the perfect opportunity to keep busy while also gaining work experience through a summer internship. Korgood hopes to major in History and Politics with minors in […]

Brandeis receives $50 million gift for student scholarships

More Brandeis students will now be able to receive financial aid, thanks to a $50 million donation from the estate of Chicago philanthropists Rosaline Cohn and her daughter Marcia, the largest single gift Brandeis has ever received. The Cohns requested that their donation, which the university received in June, be added to the already established […]

Student Union prepares for new school year

The Student Union is implementing two new positions this year: the Director of Office of Student Rights and Advocacy (OSRA) and the Union Diversity Officer (UDO). OSRA will be “a resource for students in need of information, support or advocacy regarding their rights as a student at Brandeis,” according the Hannah Brown ’19, Vice President […]

Continue efforts to revise mandatory system

Back in April, we wrote about the issues with the policy change that mandates all students to pay for a meal plan. In the past, on-campus students could opt out of the meal plan if their housing came with a kitchen. Now, unfortunately, upperclassmen—in addition to sophomores who live in the Charles River apartments or […]

Rose’s fall exhibitions promise powerful messages across many media

At the start of a new semester at Brandeis, you can expect to see a flush of fresh faces on campus, returning students catching up with one another and, at the Rose Art Museum, an exciting new display of visual arts to explore. The Rose’s Fall 2017 exhibitions are part of the most anticipated changes […]