Not to ‘be-labor’ the point, but our faculty and staff deserve appreciation

Labor Day is usually thought of as the last hurrah of summer—but we should not forget the original purpose of this national holiday: a day to celebrate workers. Now more than ever before, Brandeis’ staff and faculty deserve our gratitude.  Brandeis staff—including facilities workers, maintenance, dining hall workers and university cleaning staff—all deserve our gratitude. […]

Student Union elections conclude with all but one race uncontested

After being delayed last spring due to the coronavirus, the first round of elections to elect new members of the 2020-2021 Brandeis Student Union were elected, with all but one of the elections with only one candidate on the ballot. Kendall Chapman ’22 and Krupa Sourirajan ’23 ran as a joint ticket for president and […]

Visiting a parallel universe: part I, the preparation

I have recently visited the parallel dimension that is the Brandeis campus and come back with a lot of new experiences. If you’re curious about what current life at Brandeis is like to an outsider, you’re in the right place.  To give you a little background, I’m a Brandeis student, but I currently live off […]

The Hidden Opponent: student-athletes and stigma surrounding mental health

When someone sprains an ankle or breaks their wrist, it is visible to the naked eye, with players and trainers working towards rehabilitation in an effort to return that athlete to the field as soon as possible. However, unlike a physical injury, damage to one’s psyche is more or less invisible on the surface, obscuring […]

The Brandeis dining staff—worth taking a bullet for?

    Sodexo—some of us love it, some of us hate it. Actually, wait, no take that back, all of us hate it. But regardless of our unanimous opinion on the food and the fact that we all know Sodexo is only here because the coronavirus forced Brandeis to stay with the dining they had and not […]

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 […]

The DNC needs to change

When a group’s leaders no longer represent its members, how long does it take before that group collapses? This question has lingered in my mind ever since the Democratic National Convention (DNC) sent out mixed messages a few weeks ago. Inspiring messages from the young leader of the party’s progressive wing, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), […]

Normalcy finds a way

In no year, even in wartime, has daily life on an American college campus been so thoroughly policed. The measures are, quite understandably, accepted with little protestation by a student body that is aware of the acute risks peculiar to such a novel and unvaccinated pathogen; while they themselves will be largely untroubled if infected, […]

Staff member resigns citing racial injustices as part of decision

Former Area Coordinator Elijah Warren HS’19 resigned from Brandeis in mid-June citing “unjust practices” against Black and Brown people as a part of his decision in his resignation letter, which he also posted on his LinkedIn.  Warren said that he sent the letter to “upper administration,” capturing his and other Black and Brown people’s experiences […]

Black Action Plan seeks accountability from administration

The Black Action Plan is a list of concerns, demands and reforms to structurally change departments of the university to be more equitable, diverse and inclusive, according to the plan’s text. It hopes to create an anti-racist Brandeis by diversifying the Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) staff, increasing professional opportunities for students of color, reforming and […]

Students help Students with Brandeis Mutual Aid Fund

The Brandeis Mutual Aid Fund provides financial, mental health, transportation and food support through anonymous means. This fund is not a charity or a means to help the “less fortunate,” and  is unaffiliated with Brandeis as an institution. Instead, it is a fund for Brandeis students—created due to the shortcomings of Brandeis as an institution. […]

‘Mulan’ live action was a deep dishonor to fans of the original

Who is this live-action “Mulan” for? Fans of the original “Mulan,” like myself, love the Fa ancestors (renamed Hua in the live-action), Mulan’s grandmother, Mushu the tiny dragon, the cricket, General Shang, the songs, the humorous moments—all of which this live-action version lacked. The film was practically unrecognizable as the “Mulan” fans know and love, […]

The underrated frozen hellscape that is AMC’s “The Terror”

Lost in the glow of “Better Call Saul” and “Breaking Bad,” AMC’s forgotten child, “The Terror,” remains one of the most underrated pieces of television ever ignored on the small screen. The 10 episode anthology series is a fictionalized account of Franklin’s Lost Expedition, a real life voyage of Arctic exploration undertaken by the British […]

Abysmal writing ruins the Mulan remake

In the latest attempt by Disney executives to exploit nostalgia and steal your money, Mulan 2020 somehow fails to deliver even an average, coherent story. This live-action remake of the 1998 animated classic, directed by Niki Caro and starring Liu Yifei in the titular role, is a parody of its predecessor with a ridiculous script […]

‘Mulan’ is just another Disney Action Movie

My faith in Disney’s live action adaptations was spent a long time ago. I went into “Mulan” with no expectations at all, and I was satisfied to find that I never needed any. Like its predecessors, Disney’s latest adaptation lacks life, plain and simple. The actors seem bored, the special effects are too sharp to […]