New course to explore white ‘Middle America’

The newest addition to the English department in the courses dated post-1800 is ENG 88b, titled “Rednecks, Hillbillies, and White Trash: Literature and Culture of the ‘Deplorables.’” This class aims to explore sources written by or about poor whites and consequently discuss difficult topics such as racism, classism and privilege and how these topics affect […]

Science Communication Lab supports Brandeis community

For students on the science track, it is possible to overlook the importance of communication skills when handling so many rigorous classes. With a writing intensive credit coming from Biology Lab, a lot of science students struggle to succeed in writing, something that most science students despise. Luckily, there is a resource on campus that […]

Rebelle brings Afro-Caribbean dance to campus

Brandeis is home to many different types of dance groups of various genres and cultures. One such group is Rebelle, an Afro-Caribbean dance team that uses the universal languages of music and dance to share the flavors of the many cultures that make up the diaspora. A crowd favorite, Rebelle dances vibrantly and with exuberant […]

Pre-health advising offers guidance

Although Brandeis offers great academic advising services for students, there is also a subset of advising for students on the pre-health track. Located within the Office of Academic Advising, the Pre-Health Advising office is determined to help students on their path towards the health career they wish to pursue. Scheduling is simple, as students can […]

Brandeis: year in review

Brandeis remained a busy and vibrant community in 2018. Amid the busyness that engrosses us throughout holiday and finals seasons, as we near the end of the year, let’s not forget to take a moment to look back at the events that shaped our community in 2018. The events discussed in this editorial are by […]

Panel celebrates ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’

Students and faculty gathered at the Heller School for Social Policy to celebrate the “International Day of Persons with Disabilities,” on Monday, Dec. 3, where a panel of advocates discussed their personal experiences. The presentation, titled “Beyond Inclusion: Disability, Empowerment & Intersectionality at Heller,” not only looked at the methods in which Heller is being […]

Fashion Design Club sews up semester

Of all of Brandeis’ 260 student-run clubs and organizations, Fashion Design Club is certainly a hidden gem on campus. The goal of Fashion Design Club lies within the club’s name: to design fashion. From the beginning stages of tracing and cutting out patterns, to sewing the pieces together and finally to the fun part, embellishing, […]

Student team launches new Branda app

This week marked the launch of the new app Branda, designed and managed by a team of students to make campus life easier. The app has eight features: Brandeis news, hours, calendar, shuttle tracker, laundry tracker, work order requests, a Brandeis map and a tech support contact page. The app opens onto the news page, […]

Brandeis professor wins early career award from American Physical Society

Brandeis Professor Aparna Baskaran (PHYS) received the 2019 Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research from the American Physical Society (APS), a nonprofit organization that works to advance knowledge on physics, according to the APS website. The award recognizes “outstanding and sustained contributions by a young researcher to the field of Soft Matter during his […]

CEEF proposals selected to receive funding

The CEEF Board has announced the four projects they have selected to receive funding for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Community Enhancement and Emergency Fund (CEEF) is managed by the Student Union. It consists of $250,000 total, $150,000 of which is put towards campus emergencies, while the other $100,000 is allocated towards student projects that […]

Special elections to fill vice president, treasurer seats

A special election will be held to fill the vice president and treasurer seats on the Student Union after the resignation of current Vice President, Benedikt Reynolds ’19, and Treasurer, Jerry Miller ’19. Nine students declared that they would run for the position of vice president, and one student declared that he would run for […]

Ian Quin leads Brandeis men’s fencing to two wins

Both the men’s and women’s fencing teams hosted a plethora of opposing teams this past weekend during the annual Brandeis Invitational. The Judges faced some challenging competition, only finding two wins over ten matches. Both of these wins came on the men’s side, as they finished 2-3 by the end of the tournament, while the […]

Men’s basketball wins Big Four

The Brandeis men’s basketball team had a successful weekend in the opening round of the New England Big Four Challenge. The Judges faced off against Salem State University in the first round. After the first half of the game there were seven ties and six lead changes and they ended the half trailing 32-29, but […]

New English course explores medieval play and LARPing

Full cosplay, foam swords and a bear, oh my! Professor Dorothy Kim (ENG) offered the course “Medieval Play: Drama, LARP, and Video Games” for the first time this semester. Any cosplay and video game lover should jump at the opportunity to take such a unique course. Kim had previously taught different courses surrounding medieval drama, […]

Swimming competes in Gompei Invitational

The Brandeis swimming and diving team hit the pool last weekend for the three-day Gompei Invitational in Worcester, hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). In the first day of competition the Judges were in eighth place overall and fifth among Division III teams at the event. Rookie Olivia Stebbins ’22 reached an A final and […]

Women’s basketball picks up another win against J&W

Brandeis women’s basketball picked up another win on Saturday, Dec. 1, playing on their home court against Johnson and Wales, but couldn’t hold on to the win streak Monday, Dec. 3 against rival Babson. After the week, the Judges hold a 3-4 record heading into the last couple games of 2018. In the Saturday game […]

‘Vox Lux’—Shock ‘Value’

If there’s one thing abundantly clear about “Vox Lux,” it’s that this movie fancies itself as the highest and most relevant art. Why else would the film open with one of the most brutal depictions of gun violence ever shown on screen? It speaks volumes about writer/director Brady Corbet’s latest feature that one must issue […]

MELA showcases ‘Shared Connections’

Last Saturday, the Brandeis South Asian Student Association (SASA) hosted MELA, its annual culture show. This year’s “Raabta, our Shared Connection” had a variety of dance sequences and features celebrating South Asian cultures and displayed a vibrant, talented cultural community at Brandeis. Countries represented included Pakistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Maldives […]

How to be an artist in today’s political climate

It seems that every time I look at the news, there is another tragedy, political scandal, natural disaster––the list goes on. In today’s political climate, it is hard to remain positive and feel that I can have faith in the government. And while we live in a much more accepting society than the previous generation, […]

Boris’ Kitchen’s Fall Fest is a laugh riot

Boris’ Kitchen’s Fall Fest was a hilarious two-night spectacle of sketch comedy. From Santa Claus to a Scissor Goblin, this event had something for everyone to laugh at. The sketches themselves varied from topical humor to utterly ridiculous concepts like the aforementioned Scissor Goblin. The show was well-directed by Perry Letourneau ’20 and Anderson Stinson […]