Branchan creator adds rules to the site

After Alex Chang ’22 created the site “Branchan” at the Fall 2018 Codestallation, he forgot about it. “It was only a few hours that I was working on it that I just put it together and then I presented it. And then I didn’t really win anything, and then I just sort of forgot about […]

Women’s basketball split on the road

After going 1-1 on the weekend, the women’s basketball team improves their record to 7-10 and 3-4 in UAA play. The Judges struggled in their first match of the weekend against the Emory Eagles, losing 70-57. With this game, Brandeis fell to 6-10 and 2-4 in UAA play, while Emory improved to 12-5 and 3-3 […]

Brandeis track and field finishes with a successful weekend

This past weekend was an eventful one for the Brandeis University indoor track and field teams, who competed in two meets; the Terrier Classic at Boston University and the Branwen Smith-King Invitational at Tufts University. The women performed well on Friday night, as many of the Judges placed high in their individual events. In the […]

SSIS advice column

Welcome back to the SSIS column, where we answer any and all of Brandeis students’ questions about sex, sexuality, identity and relationships. If you have a question you’d like answered in our next column, email or leave a question in the Google Form link on our Facebook page (Student Sexuality Information Service). Any and […]

How to spot a coyote on campus

Seen any coyotes on campus lately? If you answered no, you’re kidding yourself. From Grad to the Rabb Steps, coyotes abound. You see them in dining halls, in classrooms, in the library and in the dorms. The fact of the matter is, at this time of year, coyotes are everywhere and if you’re not seeing […]

I don’t pay $70,000 a year to write LATTE posts

One of the things that Brandeis has going for it is academics—generally speaking, the professors are qualified and adept at making classes both bearable and edifying, but one aspect of our education here has threatened to drag down the whole experience. I’m talking, of course, about LATTE posts. They’re a horrible waste of time, only […]

The joke isn’t funny anymore

On Nov. 11, 2018, a certain class senator, best known for his dual obsession with “transparency” and midi keyboards, presented to the polite and uncomfortable applause of fellow coders at Codestellation his newest pet project: Marketed to MyDeis Facebook pages by accounts sporting My Little Pony profile pictures as an uncensored, free speech oriented […]

Validation in education

Since I was five years old, I took violin lessons. Like most children, I was never excited to play or practice. But every Tuesday when my parents drove me to my violin lesson, I found myself almost magically inclined to follow the directions of my teacher. My teacher was a very soft-spoken young man. He […]

Dining Services introduces compostable tableware

Brandeis Dining Services introduced a new initiative that included providing compost bins as well as compostable tableware instead of plastic tableware at events, in a series of information sessions called Let’s Talk Trash. Manager of Brandeis Sustainability Programs Mary Fischer gave the presentations along with Gretchen Carey, the Recycling and Organics Coordinator at Republic Services. […]

‘Capernaum:’ Oscar-nominated foreign film depicts depressing reality

“Capernaum,” winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes and nominated for a Best Foreign Film Academy Award, is about chaos. Set in and around the Lebanese city of Beirut, it follows a young boy fending for himself—and others—in a cold, anarchic world. The movie depicts an unsolvable mess, a miserable, self-perpetuating quagmire of poverty—sometimes heart-rending, […]