In light of recent events

We stand in solidarity with the demonstrators of Monday’s protest on the Rabb steps and their pursuit of justice for survivors of sexual assault. As a newspaper, we strive to use our platform to raise awareness about issues, shed light on injustice, keep the community informed and spur readers to action. We urge the administration […]

‘Cabin Sam’ an inspiring example of original theater

How much damage can trauma and isolation do to our minds? Is it possible to stray so far from society you cannot come back? And what if society self-destructs while you’re not there? “Cabin Sam: A Post-Apocalyptic Guide to Making Friends,” a chilling story of survival and trauma, poses these questions beautifully while dipping between […]

Brandeis hosts vigil for survivors of sexual assault

Faculty, staff and students gathered for a vigil in support of victims of sexual assault in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) atrium on Thursday night. The vigil featured statements and poems from Dean of Students Jamele Adams, Provost Lisa Lynch and Director of Sexual Assault Services and Prevention Sarah Berg, among others. Attendees could pick […]

Students stand in solidarity with sexual assault survivors

Students dressed mostly in black and wearing strips of purple duct tape—some over their mouths—gathered on the Rabb steps on Monday in a demonstration advocating for survivors of sexual assault. Between class periods, students traveling to and from Mandel Humanities Quad had to navigate through or around demonstrators whose numbers grew from more than a […]

A critique on the liberal reaction

Trump’s victory over Clinton was the shot heard around the world. It was a distressing astonishment to some and a triumph for others. Quickly, the reigning ideology was becoming a breed of Republicanism that had not been thoroughly considered in the liberal mainstream before this presidential race, and the liberal movement as a whole was […]

Women’s soccer ranked #10 in the nation

Back in action and looking for vengeance following last week’s loss, the Brandeis women’s soccer team earned a victory on the road this weekend versus Carnegie Mellon University. The Judges had a strong presence with their pair of second half goals which improved them to 9-1 and 2-0-0 (UAA) overall. Due to lightning and poor […]

Twenty One Pilots: Entrenched in one’s thoughts

Twenty One Pilots’ newest album titled “Trench” features a variety of songs with metaphors on the difficulties of struggling with mental health littered throughout the lyrics. This album marks the first collection of songs Twenty One Pilots has released after returning from their year-long break. The songs combine the ability to explore challenging subjects while […]

21st annual Gabbay Award celebrates accomplishments in stem cell therapy

Dr. Lorenz Studer, MD, gave his award lecture for the Jacob and Louise Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine to a crowd of students, faculty and visitors at the Carl. J. Shapiro Theater Tuesday afternoon. Studer received the 21st  Annual Jacob and Louise Gabbay Award “in recognition of his innovative and transformative contributions to the […]

‘Manifest’ converges ideas of faith and religion

When the first trailer for “Manifest” was released, it seemed to follow a very similar plotline that the hit show “Lost” followed. With speculation about the true inspiration that creator Jeff Rake had in creating the TV show, “Manifest” dives into the debate about faith vs. science. Even though the first episode was a disappointment […]

‘Dawnland’ screening provokes difficult discussion

“Whose land are we on today?” asked Mishy Lesser, learning director of the team behind the film, at the beginning of the Indigenous People’s Day screening of “Dawnland.” It was a point that was reiterated throughout the film and resulting panel conversation, the ramifications of which have perhaps not been fully considered by Brandeis University. […]

Elegy class explores modern views on death

Many English classes focus on the human experience and what it means to be alive. They focus on the various literary forms such as prose, poetry and essays that discuss the experiences that we all share: love, joy, adventure and much more. Until this semester, there were no classes about the other inevitability of the […]

Make it up yourself: an improv course

To those who have never danced before, sometimes the most daunting part of dance is memorizing three minutes or more of complicated moves. For those looking to dance in a more relaxed environment, Sarah Lavin ’21 provides a nurturing, stress-free space for anyone to dance, regardless of skill level. Lavin is in the process of […]

Administration urges Brandeis community to stand together

In an email released to the Brandeis community on Tuesday, Oct. 9, President Ron Liebowitz reflected on the recent events in Washington, D.C. that have provoked serious arguments in the U.S. Liebowitz emphasizes that even though the university is unable to take a stand on partisan issues, it can provide an environment that protects the […]

Sodexo workers protest hours

Sodexo workers crowded into the Lower Usdan dining office to protest their hours being cut on Monday, Oct. 1. The workers were joined by some students, including those from the Brandeis Labor Coalition. Many workers complained that their hours had been cut, and one woman, speaking through a translator, alleged that she was struck during […]

Devan Casey leads Judges to victory over #8 Carnegie Mellon

The Brandeis men’s soccer team headed down to Pittsburgh, PA, to take on UAA conference opponent Carnegie Mellon University, defeating them 1-0 and giving the Carnegie Mellon Tartans their first loss on the season. Despite the battle being quite physical—with a total of 22 fouls (14 on Brandeis and eight on Carnegie Mellon) and a […]

First Nations educator challenges Columbus’ legacy on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Arawak indigenous peoples representative Claudia A. Fox Tree disputed popular notions of Christopher Columbus’ societal contributions at an Intercultural Center (ICC) teach-in presentation on Monday, Oct. 8. The Arawak are a group of indigenous peoples native to South America and the Caribbean. In her presentation, Fox Tree listed ways Columbus and other European colonists uprooted […]

Trustees pass Free Speech Principles, no vote on issues of divestment

The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to adopt Brandeis’ Principles of Free Speech and Free Expression and discussed but did not vote on “proposed new guidelines for socially responsible investment” in a meeting with President Ron Liebowitz last month, according to a campus-wide email from Liebowitz. “The meeting’s tone was both optimistic yet realistic,” Leibowitz […]

The Rose Art museum should recognize the campus community

A little over a month ago from today was the advent of what once was a great Brandeis tradition—the semesterly opening of the Rose Art Museum. The slow decline of the museum into stagnation is reflected in the foregoing of the usual opening night to anyone who is not on the guest list or a […]

Men’s tennis Ng and Chen take home Wallach doubles title

The Brandeis men’s tennis team traveled up to Maine for the weekend for the Bates College James Wallach Invitational. For the second straight year a Brandeis tandem took home the A doubles flight trophy. This year the victorious combo was Tyler Ng ’19 and Jeff Chen ’22. The senior-first year combo defeated an Amherst duo […]