Univ. responds to FIRE letter, clarifying ‘Buyer Beware’ situation

In response to a letter written by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), President Ron Liebowitz stated that “Buyer Beware,” a play by an alum, was neither “cancelled,” “censored” nor “abandoned” by Brandeis University and called these suggestions a “misrepresentation of the facts.” In their open letter dated Nov. 13, FIRE criticized the […]

UTC’s ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ makes for a lighthearted fairy tale with great execution

The Undergraduate Theater Collective’s (UTC) new production of “Once Upon a Mattress” is a fun, heartwarming tale of love lifted into sentimentality by boisterous musical numbers and conscious comedy. “Once Upon” is an adaptation of the classic fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea,” following a dainty princess’ trials to prove herself a suitable match […]

Students assist with research on campus

Brandeis is known for its high level research, among many other things. Students at Brandeis can get involved in research even from their first year, both as a stepping stone towards their future careers and also as a unique eye-opening experience. Keren Khromchenko ’19, a biology major, works a research assistant to a Ph.D. student […]

Students take divestment march to administrative buildings

About 35 students and several faculty shouted “take a stand and divest, stand with science, truth and justice,” outside the administrative buildings on Wednesday, after marching across campus to demonstrate support for divesting university stakes in fossil fuels. Demonstrators carried signs with slogans such as “Ron Liebowitz, what will your #climatelegacy be?” and “Climate Justice […]

What is Liquid Latex, really?

A few years ago, Brandeis University garnered unexpected attention when it received an Honorable Mention in Playboy Magazine as a “Party School” due to its annual event, Liquid Latex. The Playboy mention has affected public perception of the Brandeis Liquid Latex Club and our annual spring show ever since, forever coding our event as “overly […]

“Lady Bird,” a movie so good it’ll make you call your parents

Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” is probably not the first coming of age movie you’ve seen, but it might be the best. Clocking in at just over 90 minutes, this film is an honest, funny and sincere look at growing up, and I can’t recommend it enough. The film stars Saoirse Ronan (who recently earned an […]

Brandeis musical duo Late Night Thoughts entertains crowd in Chum’s

Students crowded into Chum’s Coffeehouse to hear live music performances from Berklee School Of Music’s Soul Candy and Brandeis University’s own Late Night Thoughts, on Friday, Nov. 10. Late Night Thoughts members Brian Rauch ’19 and Michael Harlow ’19 soulfully delivered their original music and covers to a full house at Chum’s, while Soul Candy […]

NASA Deputy Chief Technologist lectures on the methodology of space exploration

Julie Williams-Byrd, Deputy Chief Technologist at NASA, lectured on the space agency’s methodology in research and analysis activities on Nov. 14 at an event called “Hidden Figures: Women at NASA Yesterday and Today.” Williams-Byrd responded to questions during a Q&A session before showing the film, “Hidden Figures.” Williams Byrd’s lecture was part of the Brandeis […]

Prosthesis club gives a helping hand

While Brandeis students are known for their engagement in community service, the Brandeis Prosthesis Club (BPC) literally gives a helping hand to those in need. This semester, the club has already provided two young recipients with prosthetic hands made in the on-campus, 3D printing MakerLab. “The idea behind 3D printing for kids is that it’s […]

Men’s soccer wins two to advance to NCAA Sweet 16

The Brandeis men’s soccer team opened their bid for an NCAA title with a 3-0 victory over Western Connecticut State in the Round of 64 this past Saturday, Nov. 11. For the Judges, the game was led by the senior class, with Mike Lynch ’18 scoring the opening goal of the game, and goalie Ben […]

I am Global Week celebrates campus diversity through multicultural events

I am Global Week kicked off Saturday, Nov. 11 with a variety of events aimed at international and American students alike. The week coincides with International Education Week, a joint initiative by the U.S. Department of Education and The U.S. Department of State. International Education Week and I am global week run from Nov. 13-17, […]

Can you put a price on cuteness?

Pandas are fluffy, fat and commonly accepted as the flagship species of conservation efforts the world over. They’re also by far the most expensive animal to care for in captivity, with their finicky eating and mating habits costing zoos and private habitats as much as five times more than elephants. Giant pandas barely mate, only […]

A look at Brandeis Fine Arts professor Joe Wardwell’s piece in the MASS MoCA

“How much can a piece hold before it bursts apart?” Joe Wardwell asks, standing in front of his massive work of art. Wardwell’s piece, “Hello America: 40 Hits from the 50 States,” now on display at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), was specifically commissioned for its 100-foot-plus space. Last week, the Brandeis […]

The chaos of double-doors

With the school’s recent decision over “Buyer Beware,” discourse at Brandeis has turned to the very serious issues of censorship, art and speech. However, our attention needs to be directed elsewhere. There is something more pressing, more persistent and much more pertinent to our everyday lives at Brandeis—and no one is talking about it. It […]

BASO’s seventh annual Night for Africa, vibrant and powerful

Brandeis African Students Organization (BASO) held its stunning, seventh annual Night for Africa in Levin Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 11. In celebration of the various cultures of the African diaspora, this year’s theme was “Nyumbani,” which means “home” in Swahili. Against a beautifully painted backdrop of a woman’s head in side profile and “Nyumbani” cascading […]

Volleyball finalizes season as ECAC semifinalists

After winning their first round of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament in a home game Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Brandeis women’s volleyball team made the nine-hour journey to Frostburg, MD, for the quarterfinal match against Bethany College in West Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 11. In a nail-biter quarterfinal round, the Judges trumped Bethany […]

Cross country take on NCAA New England Championships

This past weekend, the men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the 2017 NCAA Division III New England Championships in Gorham, ME, hosted by the University of Southern Maine. The men’s cross country team placed sixth overall in the tournament. Captain Ryan Stender ’18 led the Judges, completing the eight-kilometer course in 25:37.2 to […]

NCAAs: Women’s soccer knocked out in second round

Brandeis women’s soccer earned a first round win the NCAA national tournament on Saturday, Nov. 11, against Stevens Institute of Technology, outshooting Stevens 7-4 throughout the scoreless first half. The 3-1 win put the women’s soccer team into their fourth straight second round at NCAAs. Three players shared the Judges’ three goals, with back-and-forth offensives […]