The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance: A safe place to express yourself

The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) at Brandeis was created as a subdivision of the Feminist Majority Foundation. The main goal of the Feminist Majority Foundation is to “empower intersectional communities economically, socially, and politically.” FMLA was created more than 20 years ago because Brandeis needed a community where feminists could engage in discussions about […]

What filling Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat means

Senate Republicans’ choice to go forward in accepting a nomination from Trump in filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat for Supreme Court justice is not only a slap in her face, but also a slap in the face of every marginalized group in America. As of right now, there are five Supreme Court Justices who align […]

September memories of the American Revolution

It hardly needs saying that Brandeis attaches a special importance to history. On some profound level the university understands that, without history, the conditions of the present are without context and the safeguards of civilization are without recognition. Without history, there is nothing to remind us that the comforts we take for granted are, in […]

McDonald’s revisited; The Travvy Patty

My peaceful Wednesday afternoon was interrupted by my girlfriend, Sasha, coming in and telling me that we were going to McDonald’s and trying their new spicy chicken nuggets. I cannot say that I was against the idea, but let’s just say that the spicy chicken nuggets were not the McDonald’s novelty that I was interested […]

McDonald’s revisited: ‘spicy’ disappointment and caramel bliss

Fast food has always had a special place in my heart. And by fast food here, I mean places like McDonald’s, KFC, Wendy’s, Burger King, etc. Growing up, I would only have fast food as a treat (on my birthday or to celebrate something), but even as I grew older it still feels like that. […]


Vote. As redundant as it may sound with everyone and their grandmothers tweeting at their fellow Americans to vote in the upcoming election, this year, voting remains an important and necessary duty. We are not just talking about the presidential election. Voting goes beyond deciding the next commander-in-chief of our country; it allows each of […]

So what exactly is going on with these MLB playoffs?

So much has happened in the world within this last year, making it very easy to not pay attention to sports. However, within a short time after everything was shut down, people were trying to figure out how to bring sports back. The various sports leagues across the country attempted to figure out ways to […]

Testing program is “a well oiled machine,” says head of admissions testing site

After rapidly transitioning to online learning last spring in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the big question for colleges and universities this summer was whether or not institutions would be able to reopen their campuses in the fall and what form this reopening would take. While some of Brandeis’ neighbors, such as Harvard University and […]

Brandeis ranks in U.S. News top universities, dropping for four consecutive years

Brandeis dropped in the U.S. News and World Report Best National University rankings for the fourth consecutive year, ranking 42 in the 2021 edition. It tied for 42nd place with Boston University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Texas at Austin and University of Wisconsin—Madison, according to the most recent U.S. News rankings.  In the […]

‘The Devil All the Time:’ dangerous, dark and downright depressing

“The Devil All the Time” (dir. Antonio Campos) is a great movie about terrible people. In this adaptation of the Donald Ray Pollock book of the same title, the audience witnesses the chronicles of the lives of a ruthless set of characters living in mid-twentieth century Appalachian America. The film explores how the trauma of […]

‘Julie and the Phantoms’ stands tall

“Julie and the Phantoms” is the feel-good musical series that 2020 needed. The goofy writing and the light-hearted plot is enough to make it good, but the soundtrack is what takes this series to the next level. Each episode has incredible numbers, and the musicians cast are incredibly talented. Pair it with Kenny Ortega’s directing […]

Fleet Foxes’ ‘Shore’ is the Perfect Autumnal Album

The aptly titled album “Shore” represents a coming home for Fleet Foxes’ frontman and songwriter Robin Pecknold, and a return to warmth and comfort after rough waters. The cover art of their prior album, 2017’s “The Crack-Up,” shows tall waves splashing against rocks. “The Crack-Up” is Fleet Foxes’ long voyage onto those rough waters, using […]

‘Ratched’ is wretched

Ryan Murphy fascinates me. As someone who appreciates well-crafted narratives and gripping characters, his propensity to drive his premises into meandering self indulgence and cartoonish irreverence should nauseate me. From a writing standpoint he elicits more sighs of mediocrity than shouts of genius. And yet despite it all, Murphy’s keen eye for style and homage, […]

A brief introduction to the ‘Fate’ franchise

It all started with a Japanese adult visual novel called “Fate/stay night.” Released in 2004, the game tells the story of Emiya Shirou, a highschooler who unwittingly joins the fifth “Holy Grail War,” an old magical ritual where seven participants have to fight until one person survives. This survivor is then granted a wish by […]

University honors Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

President Ron Liebowitz emailed the university to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, H ‘96 who died on Friday, Sept. 18, at age 87. The cause of death was complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, according to the Supreme Court. “Justice Ginsburg – who became affectionately known as ‘Notorious RBG’ to a younger generation – […]

McDonald’s revisited: Travis Scott and spicy nugs

I went for a run yesterday. This is an activity that I do not undertake very often, so I thought my freshly beleaguered muscles deserved a reward. I immediately drove to McDonald’s, of course. What zoomer could resist the corporate call to action embodied by the Travis Scott burger? When it comes to fast food, […]