‘Shazam:’ the importance of being earnest

“Shazam” starts off like so many superhero movies: an over-the-top prologue, an average chase sequence—you get the picture. But about 15 minutes in, something changes. After getting kicked out of multiple group homes, Billy Batson (Asher Angel) is given one last chance. He’s introduced to his new foster family, parents Rosa and Victor (Marta Milans […]

Sweet Nothings: Post Baccalaureate Exhibition 2019

The best part about Brandeis Art (besides the art, of course) is the food. As it turns out, our Studio Arts department possesses a superb cheese plate game. Those attending the opening day of the 2019 Post Baccalaureate exhibition two weeks ago were greeted with a great variety of cheeses, crackers, berries and (most importantly) […]

Author discusses the red state paradox, research in Louisiana

A professor emerita of the University of California, Berkeley discussed her research process and novel about understanding Southern politics on Thursday. Arlie Russell Hochschild, professor emerita of University of California, Berkeley spoke about “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right.” Going into the research, Hochschild wanted to “permit [herself] a […]

Building a Library at BINCA

Imagine moving to a new country and having to learn the language, embrace the culture and understand the social norms. This is exceedingly difficult, but on top of that, imagine not having access to a library. You have very few ways of accessing books, which aid you in learning about the new world around you […]

Commencement speaker, honorary degree recipients announced

Deborah Lipstadt MA ’72, PhD ’76, will deliver the commencement address at Brandeis’ 68th commencement ceremony, according to an email from President Ron Liebowitz. Lipstadt, Rivka Carmi, Jon Landau ’68, Cixin Liu, Barbara Mandel P’73, Perry Traquina ’78 and Susan Windham-Bannister PhD ’77 will all be receiving honorary degrees from the university during commencement. “Our […]

Commuter rail subsidy program to begin next semester

Students may request reimbursement from the university for educational trips to and from Boston starting next semester thanks to a new program funded by the Student Union and Campus Operations. The program—which will apply to full time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Brandeis—will cover the cost of trips occurring outside the normal hours of […]

Fox Business Network reporter speaks at Brandeis

Fox Business Network reporter John Stossel spoke about his experience in consumer reporting and how it led him to advocate for libertarian views in the news. Stossel began his talk by explaining how, as a young consumer reporter at ABC, he saw government regulation fail and began to believe that free markets protect people better […]

Measles case in greater Boston, Brandeis has high vaccine compliance rate

A person was diagnosed with measles in the greater Boston area on Sunday, March 31, 2019 and, while infectious, traveled to several places—including locations in Waltham—where others may have been exposed, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). Measles is spread more easily than almost any other disease, according to the Massachusetts website. […]

‘Justice League vs. the Fatal Five’ is effortlessly entertaining

DC Comics’ newest animated movie, “Justice League vs. the Fatal Five,” is a joy to experience for any DC Comics fan. The premise of the movie is equal parts simple and convoluted, just like the comics they are based on. The Fatal Five, the arch enemies of the Legion of Superheroes in the 31st century, […]

Washing sustainability away

Brandeis students are very busy people. It is not surprising that amid seven majors, five minors, being a part of eleven clubs, going to nine recitations per week and trying to squeeze in a few hours of sleep and a meal or two, showering does not seem like something that should have a high place […]

Track and Field opens outdoor season at Tufts

The Judges track and field teams opened their outdoor season this past Saturday in the Tufts Snowflake Outdoor Classic. Regan Charie ’19 and Anna Touitou ’22 each qualified for the final in the 100-meter dash. Charie finished fourth in the final with a time of 11.16 seconds. Touitou, who finished sixth in the final, nearly […]

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 ssis@brandeis.edu or leave a question in the Google Form link on our Facebook page. (Note: These answers are good-faith attempts […]