Univ. hosts forum on mental health at Brandeis

Ensuring the Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) has adequate resources to meet student need and improving communication between the center and students were two major points of discussion at an open forum on campus mental health, hosted in the Gosman Napoli Room on Thursday, March 1. A crowd of around 30, about two-thirds of which were […]

Support gun control and student protests

At 10 a.m. on March 14, Brandeis students will walk out of classes for 17 minutes in solidarity with the 17 students and faculty members killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and in support of the #NeverAgain movement. In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Parkland, FL, the many mass shootings that preceded […]

BAASA ‘Redefines’ fashion stereotypes in annual SKIN fashion show

The Brandeis Asian American Students Association (BAASA) hosted its annual SKIN fashion show in Levin Ballroom on Feb. 15. SKIN was the first event in BAASA’s celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which is in March, but BAASA decided to kick things off early this year with SKIN. The theme of the 2018 […]

Student spotlight: The community that Proscenium has offered these first year students

A cappella plays an important role in the arts community at Brandeis, with multiple groups representing different genres and themes of music. One of Brandeis’ many a cappella groups, Proscenium, specializes in musical theatre and Disney songs. Proscenium won the “Relay For Life” singing competition a few weeks ago, when three Brandeis a cappella groups […]

‘Car Seat Headrest’ delivers a replacement that is not as authentic as original

In 2011, William & Mary sophomore Will Toledo poured all he had into his sixth Band Camp concept album called “Car Seat Headrest.” Layering both soft and shrieking vocals over his own guitar, bass and drum rhythms, he dosed the indie scene with the rawness it sought. Drawing loads of online acclaim, “Twin Fantasy” propelled […]

Rose Art Museum opens spring semester exhibits

The Rose Art Museum opened three new exhibitions this Thursday as it transitioned between semesters. The new exhibits emphasize diversity and unconventionality in art and education. The exhibits are “Tenderheaded” by Jennifer Packer, “Praying for Time” curated by the director of the Rose, Luis Croquer, and “Blueprint for Counter Education” organized by museum assistant curator […]

Brandeis Bridges travel to Chicago

Over the February break, members of Brandeis Bridges traveled to Chicago for a week of sightseeing, open dialogue and bonding. The Brandeis Bridges Club is a group on campus dedicated to creating dialogue between the Jewish and Black communities. Their mission, as stated on their webpage, is to “create a safe space where members of […]

Graduate students create campaign for compost

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 20 percent of all waste in landfills is compostable, totaling almost 35 million tons a year of food waste that emits methane gases in landfills. While Brandeis composts food waste in the Sherman and Usdan dining halls and Kutz Bakery, academic buildings and residence halls only offer […]

Anita Hill to give commencement address at Wesleyan

Anita Hill (HS) is speaking at Wesleyan University at the school’s commencement in May instead of Daniel Handler, more commonly known by his pen name Lemony Snicket, due to accusations of sexually inappropriate conduct, according to the Associated Press. Handler, the author of the well-known children’s books “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” graduated from Wesleyan […]

A major reform is needed to prevent mass shootings

Too often in recent years have we become accustomed to hearing about mass shootings in the news. A mass shooting, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), is the use of any gun that produces four or more injured or dead victims. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), defines it as an event in which […]

Men’s club volleyball starts 2018 season

The Brandeis men’s volleyball club team (MVC) starts off their season with a 11-1 record in the Division II in the New England Collegiate Volleyball League (NECVL). The team has a history of competing at a high level in the NECVL, but after the tough losses last season, the team’s President, Wyatt Emenaker ’19, decided […]

Swimming race in conference tournaments over the break

The Brandeis men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams (BUSDT) built on their strong seasons with positive results at the University Athletic Association (UAA) tournament and at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships at Emory and Rutgers, respectively. At the UAA tournament, Amy Sheinhait ’18 closed out her final UAA event by setting a […]

Waltham listed as top city to live in Massachusetts

Money magazine ranked Waltham #13 out of 100 on their list of the “Best Places to Live,” an annually released list of the best cities to live in around the United States. Waltham was the top ranked city in Massachusetts. Members of the Waltham, Brandeis and Bentley communities celebrated this achievement on Feb. 15 through […]

Brandeis admissions supports high school student protests

Brandeis Admissions stated high school students who chose to participate in peaceful protests will not be penalized when applying to Brandeis. The message posted on Brandeis’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, is in reference to protests and walkouts organized in solidarity with the 17 students killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, Feb. 14, […]

It is not my job alone to save the world

Walking around Brandeis, it is hard to miss the posters promoting green lifestyles. From composting food to turning off the lights, Brandeis does a great job of reminding students of the steps that they can take in order to do their part for the environment. But what exactly is “their part?” Often, the effort to […]

Students create app to simplify travel arrangements

Right before and after breaks, all the respective MyDeis Facebook pages fill up with students desperately looking for people to commute with them to or from the airport to save a bit of cash. With the influx of these posts, everything gets lost in the shuffle and no one is able to find rides. The […]

Marching then Running: Panelists focus on women in public office

Marching then Running, as part of the Lubin symposium, discussed women’s engagement in politics with three panelists, Glynda Karr, Ryanne Olsen and Charlotte Golar Richie. The panelists focused on the growing involvement of women and women of color in politics, how to increase that growth and then concluded by taking questions from the audience. The […]

Flipping fun with Brandeis Gymnastics

It’s never too late to learn how to flip! The Brandeis Gymnastics club team is an all-inclusive club sport that rosters individuals of all skill levels. Three times each week, the team holds off-campus practice at a gym in Cambridge. They hire coaches to oversee practices, offering advice concerning basics and fundamentals to new or […]

Track takes UAAs

The men and women’s indoor track team took on the 2018 UAA Championships this past weekend in Cleveland, OH. The men’s team finished sixth overall with 55 points, their highest point total since 2006. The women’s team placed fourth in the competition with 41 points, their highest finish since 2010. Day two of the competition […]