Do your part to stop climate change

Climate change presents a critical threat not only to our generation’s future, but our lives in the present day. We all have a responsibility to stop it, but unfortunately not everyone may agree. You’ve heard the rhetoric before. You catch a friend of yours throwing away a perfectly recyclable chunk of plastic. Upon politely reprimanding […]

Visiting a parallel universe: part III, the visit

After my long journey of preparation, the day has finally come: I woke up at 8 a.m. to go to Brandeis. The campus was a little sad. There were not a lot of students walking around, which was fairly unusual given the time of year. However, I have been on campus during breaks when most […]

Brandeis and the PR dilemma in the year of COVID-19

You do not have to be a major in marketing or, in fact, a college student to know this self-evident truth about Brandeis—Brandeis public relations does not exist. There is no better example of this than the fact that the statue of Louis Brandeis does not have a mask on. For God’s sake Brandeis, what […]

Department of Community Living (DCL) working to be anti-racist in response to Black Action Plan

The Department of Community Living (DCL), in response to the Black Action Plan—a student-led initiative to address the concerns of Black students and students of color—released a webpage outlining the department’s plan of how to make DCL anti-racist, according to its website. The page, released on Sept. 30, includes the responsibilities of four newly-formed working […]

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 the Student Sexuality Information Service Facebook page. Any and […]

Why you shouldn’t call CAs for noise complaints

Within the past few weeks, I have been irritated over and over again at the loudness of Brandeis’s calls to issue noise complaints and police its students over the “guise” of safety and prevention from the coronavirus. These calls ignore how noise complaints have disproportionately targeted students of color more than anyone else. The prevalence […]

Brandeis summer mask-making initiative makes over 500 masks

Over twenty members of the Brandeis community have taken some time out of their summer to make masks to donate to The Family Van, a social service organization, through Brandeis Mask Making. Brandeis Mask Making is an initiative started by Supriya Jain ‘22 and Claire West ‘21 when the coronavirus pandemic began.  It all began […]

‘The Plot Against America’ presents a dire warning for democracy in 2020

Although “The Plot Against America” is set in the 1940s, it is a timely warning about the danger of fascism and intolerance in America today, according to Professor William Flesch (ENG). At a talk, Flesch talked about both the 2003 novel written by Phillip Roth and the 2020 television adaptation on HBO as reactions to […]

The Rose Art Museum has reopened to students

After a month of uncertainty, the Rose Art Museum has officially reopened for student use, and I am pleased to admit that the experience remains largely unchanged save for a few conspicuous omissions. The museum is open from 11 a.m.  to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, and the general public is still barred from entry. […]

Two members of Brandeis Athletics participate in UAA series on race and racism

The University Athletic Association (UAA) has released a series titled, “Conversations on Race and Racism”—highlighting current and former coaches, players and administration and their individual experiences with race and racism—and two members of Brandeis athletics were invited to share their stories.   Lauren Haynie, the Director of Athletics, and Pauri Pandian, the Head Coach of the […]

Gettysburg Address underappreciated, according to Brandeis prof.

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is underappreciated as a shift in the way that the United States imagines freedom, according to Professor John Burt (ENG). At a talk given on Saturday, Burt argued that most Americans overlook the significance of the Gettysburg Address because they think they know it. He explained that when something is a ubiquitous […]

Let’s Talk About Tik Tok

In light of recent events, Tik Tok has become relevant on a scale that feels unjustified to many. There is a potent stigma against Tik Tok, with people discarding it as “that app where kids do stupid dances,” and I take some issue with this. While it is true that the most popular content on […]

‘Trick ‘r Treat’ will get you in the mood for Halloween

With the spooky season upon us and Halloween fast approaching, the need for horror movie recommendations has skyrocketed. To fulfill my civic duty as a film critic, I thought now would be the best possible time to recommend “Trick ‘r Treat” (2007) directed by Michael Dougherty, one of the best Halloween-themed horror movies that isn’t […]

The future is up to Enola Holmes: meet the youngest and boldest Holmes sibling

One shouldn’t be surprised that “Enola Holmes” is now Netflix’s most watched movie: the film is charming, refreshing and stars a powerhouse cast. Enola Holmes, the youngest and only sister of the famous Mycroft (Sam Claflin) and Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill), sets off on a daring and epic quest to find her eccentric missing mother […]