End mandatory meal plans or end Sodexo

It is Saturday. I am running dangerously low on dining points and eating an average of one real meal per day. I still have five more swipes on my 12-a-week plan, but there is no way I will finish them all before Sunday. Even if I could, I would never want to. I would not […]

Center for German and European Studies celebrates its 20th anniversary

The Center for German and European Studies (CGES) celebrated its 20th anniversary with guest speaker, Emily Haber, the German Ambassador to the United States. Members of the Brandeis and German communities gathered to celebrate this historic event at a gala dinner and a one-day conference, all convening around the theme, “Reflecting on the past, envisioning […]

Students need better access to indigenous studies

I feel ill-equipped to advocate for indigenous studies when I do not belong to an indigenous group, nor have exceptional expertise on indigenous issues. Yet, as much as feeling under qualified made me reluctant to write this article, it also propelled me to ask a question that ultimately led to my choice to write this […]

Red Sox clinch American League Championship over Yankees

The Boston Red Sox secured their spot in the second round of playoffs with their final win against the New York Yankees in New York on Tuesday, Oct. 9, with a 4-3 victory. The Red Sox seemed unfazed coming into this American League Division Series Game 4 after their loss to the Yankees at Fenway […]

BUSDT wins pentathlon at RWU

The Brandeis University swimming and diving team (BUSDT) opened their 2018-2019 season with a pentathlon meet at Roger Williams University (RWU) on Oct. 6. Under the coaching of recently appointed Head Coach Nicole Carter, the Judges took home the victory with Tamir Zitelny ’20 winning the pentathlon and rookie Claire Xu ’22 winning overall for […]

Why smoking has become cool again

Counterculture must be a circular process wherein one strain of thought, as it gains influence, suddenly becomes less appealing to the misfits of society, and its previous tyrannical overlord becomes the new status symbol for the trodden-upon in a perpetual cycle of shifting cultural attitudes. As an admittedly disgusting broad overgeneralization, let’s look at how […]

What I wish I knew: don’t be afraid to call BEMCo

Procrastination did not even begin to encapsulate how much I was putting off writing my essay Friday night. I was not ready for my night to end because once it did, my paper awaited. Nevertheless, my night did come to a close and as I sat down to start my essay, my phone began to […]

Town hall discusses China-U.S. relations

The 12th annual CHINA Town Hall was streamed at the Brandeis International Lounge on Tuesday, Oct. 9. CHINA Town Hall is a platform that allows people in the United States to have a conversation about the relationship between China and the U.S. with experts on the topic. The event featured a discussion on American and […]