Four members of campus operations staff die, students pay tribute

Michael Carbone, James Adams, Patricia Conboy and Nerva Nazaire all passed away within the last six months. “Between them, they served Brandeis University for a total of nearly 70 years,” according to an email sent on Sept. 3.  Michael Carbone, who worked in the Facilities Services for 33 years, died on Aug. 17,  according to […]

Be social while social distancing

Whether you’re attending Brandeis in the lovely little town of Waltham or zooming in from a time zone 12 hours away, you can explore Brandeis student life through Brandeis’ over 200 student-run clubs and organizations. From volunteering, performing, sports, politics and (of course) student journalism, there is an opportunity for everyone to find their passion […]

What we owe the Indigenous

As we look back into history—and understand the manifestations the global imperial and colonial eras had on subsequent nation-building—we begin to understand more about the political power dynamics currently at play. The majority of countries within Latin America have populations of mixed African, Native and European ancestry as a direct result of European colonization and […]

Sal’s at The Stein, a Faustian Bargain

We campus-going Brandeisians are a special sort. You might say that we have a penchant for pain and sacrifice. Every day we are newly reminded of the loss of our clubs, sports and classes. We deal with Q-tips up the nose twice a week. We suffer through Zoom meetings in dorms without A.C. If you […]

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. (Note: These answers are good-faith attempts […]

Netflix K-Drama sure to ‘Crash Land’ into your heart

The Korean drama “Crash Landing On You” has become one of the most binge-worthy series in the midst of the pandemic and quarantine. Even without the pandemic, however, “Crash Landing On You” captivates its audience with its heartfelt plot, characters and overall aesthetic.  This drama follows the story of South Korean part-heiress, part-business executive Yoon […]

Alan Resnick’s mild horror of the mundane surreal

A year ago, I would have stated that life is slow most of the time. Very little happens day to day, and it is only in the long run that we see dramatic change. Today, that statement might be met with some disagreement. One of the lessons I think we should take away from this […]

A pointless endeavor: ‘Phineas and Ferb: Candace Against the Universe’

Before we start the review, we would like to warn you that this review contains a good amount of spoilers. You have been warned.  Phineas and Ferb, a cartoon recognized by many, is often characterized by its lovable cast. From the kind-hearted Phineas (Vincent Martella) and stoic Ferb (David Errigo Jr.) to the clumsy antagonist […]

Fall Guys: Pure, Addicting Fun

“Fall Guys” suddenly popped up on my radar about a week ago. Everyone I knew was playing and had nothing but good things to say about it. It amazed me that what seemed to be a small indie game with a ridiculous name would garner such mainstream attention with, as far as I can tell, […]

Sports as a lens

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, sporting events and activities were brought to a halt however, individuals did not stop having conversations regarding sports. Sports conversations extend beyond simply discussing how to play the sport or how a specific team is doing and how they can improve their game, and can include topics such as gender, […]

Staff to receive five additional days off

Staff will receive an additional five discretionary days off to be used on days agreed upon by the employee and the employee’s supervisor, according to the Sep. 3 issue of “InBrief: Finance and Administration,” a university newsletter that is sent every other week to the Brandeis community from the administration. The email said that this […]

Univ. introduces portal to campus visitation tools

The three requirements that are necessary to fulfill before visiting campus—training about the coronavirus, the Daily Health Assessment (DHA) and testing for the coronavirus—are now available through a single location, the Brandeis Campus Passport Portal, according to an email from Provost Lisa Lynch on Wednesday. “We hope the Campus Passport Portal will reinforce our commitment […]