Student Union fall elections garner impressive voter turnout

UPDATED 9/14 3:30 PM The Student Union held their fall elections yesterday, giving students 24 hours—from 12 a.m. on Wednesday to 12 a.m. on Thursday—to vote. The ballots were sent out by email for students to vote electronically, but students could also vote (earning a treat as an incentive) at new voting booths in the […]

Brandeis student music scene thriving

Friday, Sept. 14, only three weeks into the fall semester, the Stein will host student musicians performing from 10 p.m. all the way to 1 a.m. in the first Stein Night of the year. Semi-curated musical open mics, Stein Nights offer the opportunity for anyone with musical inclination to perform for and with their fellow […]

Take advantage of library resources

Of all the services that students learn about during Orientation, one of the most overlooked is the Brandeis library. Our library is home to a wealth of services that students can benefit from, but not just first-years are in the dark—many upperclassmen are also unaware of how the library can help them. Research librarians are […]

Fear the tutu

“I don’t cheat to win, I’d rather lose.” This past weekend in the finals of the U.S. Open, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams lost to 20-year-old Naomi Osaka. She would be a junior in college. Since coming back to professional tennis after maternity leave, Williams has met nothing but relentless backlash. But why the […]

What I wish I knew: how many is too many extracurricular activities?

The sun burned the tops of my bare shoulders as I trekked to the SCC from North Quad. As I turned the corner of the SCC, I was bombarded by the overwhelming image that laid before me. Hundreds of students buzzed around three groupings of tables filled with enthusiastic upperclassmen fighting for first-years’ attention. Tempting […]

Brandeis Sustainability Ambassadors act as student resource

While Brandeis places a major focus on social justice, it is often forgotten by many that environmental justice is a very real issue students are involved in on campus. The Brandeis Sustainability Ambassadors (BSAs) hope to shed light on this, as well as serve as people to turn to for help in becoming more sustainable […]

In defense of jury nullification

The United States legal system is far from perfect. This fact is a nightmare for many who suffer from the shortcomings of the legal system put into practice. However, in many cases, it is by comparing the ideal version of the legal system to how we put justice into practice that we attempt to evaluate […]

Biased USWNT player does not deserve further consideration

In 2017, a National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) player, Jaelene Hinkle, declined a friendlies invitation from the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT). Hinkle simply cited “personal reasons,” but that was not the end of the story. The friendly matches were during Pride Month, a time when U.S. soccer players typically don specialty jerseys with […]

Men’s soccer drops two in a row

It was a tough two game stretch for the Judges this week as they dropped two in a row. Coming off a 2-0 win against Springfield on Wednesday, Sept. 5, the Judges were back in action Saturday, Sept. 8 against the Babson Beavers where they lost the weekend game 0-2. The second loss came in […]

Spike Lee returns with stunning ‘BlacKkKlansman’

There are a number of reasons Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” shouldn’t have won Best Picture or Best Director last year. But my main complaint—ironically, an aspect that likely helped the movie win—was with del Toro’s treatment of cinema. According to “Shape of Water,” cinema is, and always has been, the art form […]

Spike Lee returns with stunning ‘BlacKkKlansman’

There are a number of reasons Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” shouldn’t have won Best Picture or Best Director last year. But my main complaint—ironically, an aspect that likely helped the movie win—was with del Toro’s treatment of cinema. According to “Shape of Water,” cinema is, and always has been, the art form […]

The face of sustainability at Brandeis: Mary Fischer

Leading the helm of the movement towards a sustainable campus, Sustainability Manager Mary Fischer oversees all of the sustainability programs implemented at Brandeis. Her role functions within realms of operations and facilities at Brandeis, linking the two in order to make physical changes to the university’s building functions in order to lessen the school’s carbon […]

Serena Williams Grand Slam defeat turns into gender equality debate

On Sept. 8, the 138th U.S. Open was filled with history for the books and dreams coming true with some drama on the side. At the age of 20, this was Naomi Osaka’s first major match of her career, and she faced off against her childhood idol, Serena Williams. She came into the tournament ranked […]

Brandeis Community Farm brings sustainable agriculture to students

On the roof of the Gerstenzang Science Library, you will see rows and rows of fresh produce growing from rich organic soil. The Brandeis Community Farm, formerly known as the Farmer’s Club, is run by students at Brandeis. Benée Hershon ’20, president of the Brandeis Community Farm, is a junior majoring in environmental studies and […]

Brandeis searches for a new head basketball coach

A search committee headed by the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of the Hiatt Career Center Andrea Dean is in the process of hiring a new head men’s basketball coach to replace Coach Brian Meehan, who was fired last year based on allegations of discriminatory and abusive behavior. The committee expects […]

Blood Orange presents a powerful meditation of life on the margins

With alias Blood Orange, Dev Hynes plays the orchestra. Blood Orange is funky R&B—think Prince with the vocals of Michael Jackson. The music project mixes a diverse range of influences to create sonic explorations of race, identity and intersectionality. Their most recent record, “Negro Swan,” prioritizes voices over music—it’s an album full of powerful, difficult […]

Brandeis Study Abroad cancels Brandeis in the Hague program

UPDATED 9/14 at 1:30 PM On Aug. 6, the Brandeis Study Abroad office cancelled their “Brandeis in the Hague” program, according to J. Scott Van Der Meid, the Associate Dean of Study Abroad. The cancellation will only affect students planning on attending the program in the spring of 2019. Participants for the summer session will […]

Brandeis ranked in Forbes and US News and World Report Rankings

Brandeis University has been ranked as No. 97 in Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” List for 2018. In the National University Rankings for U.S. News and World Report, it was ranked No. 35, tied with Georgia Institute of Technology. On the Forbes list, it was ranked 75th in private colleges, 52nd in research universities, 49th in […]

‘Big Red Machine’ squanders its indie cred

The new, self-titled album by Big Red Machine was built by a community. It’s a counterpoint to the idea of the “auteur,” the individual who single-handedly wills their creative vision into existence. But most art isn’t really a solo project. Art is usually the culmination of multiple processes, contributions from diverse sets of people, consisting […]

SEA brings sustainability on and off campus

Students for Environmental Action (SEA) is one of the largest student-run environmental groups on campus, lead by Co-Presidents Jeremy Goodsynder ’20 and Sophie Edelman ’21. Goodsynder is majoring in environmental studies and anthropology while Edelman is majoring in HSSP. “SEA is a club that promotes sustainability on campus through small steps that add up to […]