In defense of self-operated dining at Brandeis

It is a supreme irony that Brandeis promotes its alumnus Angela Davis ’65, one of the most important political prisoners of the 20th century. It is a supreme irony that Brandeis employs professor David Weil (Heller), scholar of outsourced labor and its war against workers. It is a supreme irony that, despite an incomplete and […]

Now the real work begins

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last two weeks (and honestly who could blame you), there was a presidential election. Leading up to the election, it was nearly impossible to drive down the street, browse through social media or even walk on campus without constant reminders to vote. We even wrote […]

In the Senate Nov. 8

Courtney Thrun ’22 of the Services and Outreach Committee said that they finalized when the “Midnight Buffet” is going to be: The event will take place in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) atrium on Friday Nov. 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Skye Liu ’23, chair of the Health and Safety Committee, reported that […]

Research Technology and Innovation still designing and prototyping despite restrictions

As different parts of campus continue to adjust to fully virtual workspaces, departments have been forced to get creative on how to continue to engage students and the Brandeis community. And while the library is currently open to patrons at a reduced capacity, the Research Technology and Innovation (RTI) department of the library has re-imagined […]

In the Senate Nov. 1

Skye Liu ’23, chair of the Health and Safety committee reported that she has a Senate Money Resolution (SMR) ready for the sticker design for the condom dispensers. Liu said that a lot of union projects are not labeled and the student body does not know that it is the union that does these projects. […]

The (kind of) intrinsic atmosphere of ‘We Are Who We Are’

Luca Guadagnino and HBO’s “We Are Who We Are” is a unique show that carries through with a lot of the cinematic elements the company and director are known for. Combining the mind behind “Call Me By Your Name” and the corporation behind “Euphoria,” the show does not set out to be anything short of […]

TEDx hears from five speakers about ‘wellness in the new age’

TEDxBrandeisUniversity hosted five guest speakers in its annual event on Nov. 1 through Zoom and Facebook Live after the event was postponed twice. TEDx at Brandeis featured Ruben Kanya ’14, Prof. Kristen Lucken (IGS), Eric Moyal ’17 M.A. ’18 M.S. ’21, Henry Chen ’23 and Mendel Weintraub ’21, all under the topic of “Wellness in […]

Time for Democrats to listen to us

A vital lesson that must be learned by establishment Democrats and the Democratic Party is that, while it aimed so desperately to gain white voters, it was the progressive and Black, Indigenous and people of color wing that got President-elect Joseph Biden elected. As Biden has spent and continues to spend an enormous amount of […]

Panera’s flat flatbread pizza

Panera officially started serving flatbread pizza on Oct. 28, so being the avid food lovers (and critics) we are, we had to try them. The flatbread pizzas come in three flavors: Margherita, Chipotle Chicken and Bacon and cheese. The Margherita consists of fresh mozzarella, fontina mozzarella cheese blend, basil, red grape tomatoes and tomato sauce, […]

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 […]

How to love home

The election undoubtedly has made a lot of people think about all sorts of things in different lights and viewpoints. I have found myself looking at my home in one of the worst lights I’ve ever seen it in, and trust me, I’ve seen it painted pretty poorly. It genuinely used to be a dump. […]

‘Blood of Zeus:’ a contemporary take on ancient myths

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers on what happens in “Blood of Zeus.” “Blood of Zeus” offers a vibrant and new-dimensional take on ancient Greek mythology. The new Netflix anime series stays true to classic Greek archetypes such as “the hero’s journey” and flawed gods and mortals dying at the expense of gods’ selfish desires. […]

Post-election horoscopes

Well, due to popular demand, and by popular demand, I mean my mother saying, “Do another star sign one that was funny,” I bring you another set of horoscopes. I know it is still a few days after the election, so for those of you trying to process the results and what has been happening […]

Preparing for ‘The Laramie Project,’ a Zoom department show

In anticipation of its virtual production of “The Laramie Project,” the Department of Theater Arts held a panel on Nov. 8 featuring Laramie’s playwright and director Moisés Kaufman and Brandeis alum Scott Barrow (MFA ‘00), who performed in the first tour of the play in 2000. The Laramie Project is a work of documentary theater […]

2020 World Series Recap

The 2020 MLB season is officially over. Due to the coronavirus and the resulting limitations, this season was unlike any other, and it is safe to say these playoffs were also a roller coaster. However, the World Series consisted of two teams that were very highly ranked throughout the entire season and had often been […]

Brittney’s fall picks, senior edition

In the words of Zoe Kravitz’s character in the Hulu Original “High Fidelity,” “making a playlist is a delicate art.” It’s something that has become more of a hobby for me in the past couple of months. Music has always been something that I’ve turned to in order to speak to whatever I’m going through […]