Morris-Evans and Valdez triumph at Tufts

Both the men’s and women’s track teams competed at Tufts University this past weekend, battling it out in the non-scoring Cupid Invitational. The Brandeis University Judges had top performers on both sides, with the men being led by Dion Morris-Evans ’22 and the women by Lisbeth Valdez ’21. Morris-Evans ran his way to third place […]

No. 19 Women’s Tennis starts season against Bryant

The Brandeis women’s tennis team started off their 2019 tennis season ranked No. 19 in the nation and played their first match in Rhode Island against Division I Bryant University. The match was played under Division I rules, which means there was no ad scoring, so the three doubles matches only counted as one point […]

Fencing splits on the weekend

Both the men’s and women’s teams split this past weekend at the Eric Sollee Invitational at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Schools also in attendance at the tournament were Yeshiva University, Hunter College, Haverford College, Stevens Tech, New York University (NYU) and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The men and women both defeated Yeshiva, […]

The purpose of public apologies

On Dec. 4, the Academy Awards tweeted out “Welcome to the family, @kevin4real! #Oscars.” Soon after this event, some from the internet started expressing disdain towards the Academy’s decision to have Kevin Hart host the Oscars, given some past tweets of his. The tweets for which Hart was criticized included statements such as “Yo if […]

Ansel Adams exhibit combines photography and environmentalism

There are few things in life that I love more than pretty pictures and good music. As an aspiring photographer, I always love to look at the works of famous photographers and see how nice their work is. And how I’ll never be that good. Fellow editor Noah Harper, the arts editor, kept telling me […]

Swimming and diving find success on senior day

It was senior day for the Brandeis University swimming and diving teams when they won 21 of 32 events to go on and sweep Clark University at Linsey Pool on Saturday. The men won by a margin of 182-91 while the women took a 153-116 decision. It was the men’s fourth straight win, improving their […]

Shaving company’s newest marketing scheme: alienating core customers

People just love it when profit-motivated, multi-billion-dollar companies preach to them great moral messages. This can be seen in Gillette’s new advertisement: “The Best Men Can Be,” which can only be described as a smash hit, earning 750,000 likes and a whopping 1.35 million dislikes on Youtube. It showed a whole lot of men engaging […]

‘Greenbook,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and leaving the Oscars behind

On March 4, 2018, “Get Out” won an Oscar. This was an enormous victory. Writer/director Jordan Peele walked away with the golden statue for Best Original Screenplay, awarding his work on a horror movie, a genre oft-ignored by the Academy. Plus, Oscar voters are even less likely to hand out trophies to financially successful, popular […]

BEAM Springfest competition calls for entries

Basement Records and the Campus Activities Board (CAB) are asking for student musicians to submit performance videos for their annual BEAM competition. The Brandeis Premier Digital Talent Search is an opportunity for Brandeis students to perform onstage at Springfest 2019 with the headliner—past musicians have included Kendrick Lamar, fun. and A$AP Ferg. The competition is […]

Neuroscience professor honored with National Academy of Sciences Award

UPDATED: 2/9 3:00 PM Eve Marder ’69, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, was awarded the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Award in the Neurosciences earlier this year. Known as one of the most influential neuroscientists of her generation according to the NAS website, Marder’s research during the past 40 years has given […]

Pushing for full divestment isn’t radical: it’s necessary

Last semester, the Board of Trustees voted to enact a three-year suspension of all fossil fuel investments and promised to revisit the idea of full divestment after reviewing the results of the suspension. This decision represented a crucial win for the student body and Brandeis Climate Justice’s seven-year long fossil fuel divestment campaign, but 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 […]