13th annual 24-Hour Musical stuns and charms with ‘Seussical the Musical’

Anything’s possible, as Dr. Seuss reminds us in “Seussical the Musical.” And he’s right—anything really is possible. Creating a full-length musical in just 24 hours is possible. Putting on a fun, humorous, quirky show with a meaningful message, exuberant characters, spectacular set design, vibrant costumes and an overall feel-good energy is possible. On Sunday, a […]

Mailroom backlog generates wait times of over 90 minutes

Students have expressed frustration at long mailroom wait times since school started on Aug 30. The wait times, which can be up to an hour and a half, are the result of multiple factors including new staff, system errors and package quantities. The backlog can in part be attributed to the fact that first-years had […]

Evaluating mailroom frustrations

The problems at the mailroom have been on the forefront of many students’ minds. With long lines and wait times of more than 90 minutes, combined with the added frustration of first-years who hadn’t been entered into the computer system yet, the mailroom has been a frustrating place for both students and workers. We see […]

Zamira Korff named Senior VP of Institutional Advancement

Zamira Korff, formerly of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), was named senior vice president of institutional advancement and will begin work on Oct. 23 as a fundraising executive for Brandeis. Korff is replacing Nancy Winship, who in June became chief philanthropic advisor to President Ron Liebowitz. At CJP, Korff served in a variety of roles, starting […]

Take advantage of little-known Brandeis services

As a junior at Brandeis, I’ve come to learn about a variety of programs and services that are interesting, useful and beneficial to undergraduates—but which are often underutilized by, or unknown to, the student body. For instance, did you know that through a program called DeisBikes, you can rent a bike for an entire semester? […]

Women’s soccer beats WIT in double overtime

In a double overtime win this past Sunday, the Brandeis women’s soccer team took on the Wentworth Institute of Technology and improved their overall record to 3-1. Brandeis outshot Wentworth 24-8 for the game with nine shots on goal. After a scoreless first half, the Judges caught a break and earned a penalty kick inside […]

Men’s soccer bests Babson 2-1

Brandeis men’s soccer advanced their season record to 2-1 on Saturday, Sept. 9 as they defeated Massachusetts rival Babson College. In head-to-head competition, the Babson Beavers lead the Judges 29-26. However, the Judges have secured a winning advantage in recent years, winning the last five of six meetings between the teams. In their meeting last […]

Library printers fixed after software issues cause delays, ITS to add mobile printing soon

Software complications reduced the total amount of functioning printers in the Goldfarb library from four printers to one. During the service outage, large crowds of people gathered around the single functioning printer in the printing alcove. When that printer began malfunctioning, the library allowed students to print on the faculty printer across from the circulation […]

‘Despacito’ leaves impact on summer charts and Latin music

Ask someone what the “song of the summer” is and you’re bound to hear a variety of answers. You might get “I’m The One” or “Wild Thoughts,” both by DJ Khaled. They could say it was “Humble” by Kendrick Lamar, “Body Like A Back Road” by Sam Hunt or “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran. […]

Brandeis in Siena fuses studio art and art history into an unforgettable summer

Most students’ idea of a fun way to spend their summers is not going to summer school. The students in the Fine Arts Department’s Brandeis in Siena summer program, held at the Siena Art Institute, agree their experience was thoroughly enjoyable. It was the highlight of their summer. Curiously enough, though, attempting to describe the […]

SEA making waves towards a greener campus

As the earth experiences its second hottest summer of all time, the sea is becoming an ever-important focus of environmental justice. At Brandeis, students are talking about SEA as well—Students for Environmental Action, that is. SEA is one of the many clubs that fall under the political and activism umbrella of student organizations. It also […]

Brandeis repeats their 2 for 3 in New England Invitational

The women’s volleyball team was back in action this past weekend in the New England Invitational hosted by Brandeis. The three-game series for the Judges started on Friday, Sept. 8 with a loss to Bowdoin College. However, the Judges came back strong on Saturday, crushing both Anna Maria College and the Rochester Institute of Technology […]

Students compete for seats on Student Union

Candidates expressed interest in uniting the student body and providing equal representation in the Student Union after declaring their candidacy in the 2017 Fall Elections. Thirty-five candidates are running for 13 seats in the Senate, Allocations Board (A-board) and the Judiciary. The Student Union holds three elections every year. On the ballot, students will find […]

Students respond to hurricanes Harvey and Irma

When Hurricanes Harvey and Irma ravaged parts of the southern United States and the Caribbean over the past three weeks, some members of the Brandeis community were affected as others united in relief efforts. Several students from Houston were affected by Hurricane Harvey, which caused major flooding and killed at least 70 throughout its path. […]

New marketing director joins Brandeis Athletics administration

Andrew Vatistas joined the Brandeis athletics community as the Assistant Director for Marketing, Promotions and Community Relations. Vatistas grew up in the New England area where sports are a culture and has spent time working in the marketing discipline of athletics with the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and the University of New Hampshire. He also worked […]

Advice to first-year pre-med students

These past two weeks I have had many conversations with first-year and sophomore students pursuing the sciences. I feel nostalgic when an underclassmen expresses these worries about the pre-med track or what classes to take because many of their worries were once mine. Needless to say, I am not worry-free having reached senior status, but […]

The Red Sox Cheating Scandal: the latest in a new pattern for Boston Sports

Last Tuesday, the New York Times came out with a bombshell report in which the New York Yankees accused the Boston Red Sox of using an Apple Watch to steal hand signals during an August series at Fenway Park. To many sports fans outside of New England, this report helps validate what has been a […]

Crimson Tide Ready to Return to the Top

“The quarterback is ready to snap the ball. He receives the snap… and takes a knee! Brandeis wins the 2018 College Football Playoff Championship-” Despite not losing a game since 1960, the Brandeis football team, unfortunately, won’t be hoisting the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy. Rather than white and blue confetti raining down […]