One year and one pandemic later

We have officially marked the one year anniversary of the university’s announcement that Brandeis was transitioning to remote learning and closing the campus, which was revealed on March 11, 2020. Within a few short weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way of life for virtually every individual in the world.  When we published our first-ever […]

Univ. responds to open letter drafted by alumna on increased violence against AAPI

In response to the increase in anti-Asian violence across the nation, current students and alumni signed a letter sent to President Ron Liebowitz on March 1 encouraging him to make a statement to stand in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, according to the open letter. Liebowitz responded in an email […]

Univ. benefactor Carl Shapiro dies at 108

Carl Shapiro H’03 passed away on March 7 at 108 years old. Shapiro and his family were benefactors of the university since the founding of Brandeis and have donated more than $72 million to the university throughout the years, according to a BrandeisNOW article.  Shapiro and his late wife Ruth Shapiro, who passed away in […]

Gillian Anderson awkwardly discussed the highs of her career

In a wide-ranging and at times stilted conversation, actress Gillian Anderson discussed her past, present and upcoming roles with Alice Kelikian (FILM/HIST/ITAL), the chair of the Film, Television and Interactive Media Program. Anderson discussed the various high points of her career throughout the talk.  Anderson met with Kelikian virtually on Friday, March 5 for a […]

Univ. COVID-19 updates: intrastate travel resumed, green passport for gosman

The university has revised its travel policy for students, which now allows travel within the state of Massachusetts, according to an email sent by Dan Kim to the student body on March 5.  Prior to the update, travel was restricted to the Greater Boston Area, according to the email. For the fall semester, students were […]

The ever more important role of sports in our world today

Sports are seen as a uniting force. Yes, people each have their favorite leagues to watch, their own favorite teams to follow and opposing rivals to knock down, something that often leads to heated emotional debate.  And yet that is exactly the point. At the end of the day, sports are just another game for […]

NBA holds 2021 All-Star Game

On Sunday, March 7, the National Basketball Association (NBA) celebrated the 70th edition of the All-Star Game at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, home of the Atlanta Hawks. Rather than having the events spread out over a few days, the All-Star game took place in one night. Team LeBron, led by captain LeBron James […]

Let yourself be swept away by ‘Space Sweepers’

With current anxieties about climate change, one would think that a science fiction movie about people struggling to survive on a ravaged Earth is the last thing people would want to watch these days. However, for all of this reviewer’s particular anxieties about the future of the world, “Space Sweepers” proved to be an absolute […]

Nothing Bundt Cakes: absolutely delicious

I have wanted to try Nothing Bundt Cakes for months and finally had the perfect opportunity when my birthday came around in October. Nothing Bundt Cakes is a chain of bakeries that sell bundt cakes (which are delicious). They have four different types of cakes: Bundtinis (small, bite-sized cakes), Bundtlets (cakes that are about the […]

BBC’s ‘Ghosts’ is British humour at its finest

Have you ever stumbled onto a show that just makes you smile? A show that is sweet and funny, where you like every character and you always leave an episode feeling a little better? I found BBC’s “Ghosts” on HBO Max and, having been familiar with the cast from the iconic musical sketch comedy “Horrible […]

Intersectional Feminist Coalition (IFC): a safe space for individuals to express their thoughts

This semester, the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) decided to change their name to the Intersectional Feminist Coalition (IFC). “We became aware of [the Feminist Majority Foundation’s] transphobic, racist and anti-union actions and we wanted to distance ourselves from this and we didn’t think that those [views] represented the values of our club,” events coordinator […]

Answering any burning questions

When I talk to friends about their childhood, a common story among them is unwittingly putting their hand, or in some cases their entire arm, on a hot stove. In fact, I also have one of these childhood stories of putting my hand on a hot stove just to see what it would feel like. […]

March Madness returns

Calling all sports fanatics, perfect bracket-seekers and dedicated alumni: mark your calendars for Sunday, March 14 and pick your poison because March Madness is back! As one of the biggest, most exciting and fun events in all of sports, March Madness highlights the top 68 teams in Division I basketball in one single-elimination tournament. There […]

Being a former band kid

Like many people, reminiscing on my high school days is nothing short of traumatizing. We all look back on our past selves with a certain judgement that we put onto no one else. We cringe and shudder at how we used to do our hair or what we used to wear, how we acted and […]

Disney+ is the new homewrecker

If you are into the Marvel Cinematic Universe or simply exist on earth, I am sure you have had your ears flooded with comments about the ending of the show “WandaVision.” While it was intensely seasoned with bittersweet emotions, and the philosophical discussion about the ship of Theseus may have saved the franchise, it also […]

SSIS advice column

Welcome back to the Student Sexuality Information Service (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 […]

Miami Heat center uses anti-Semitic slur during videogame livestream

Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard has been placed on indefinite leave after using an anti-Semitic slur during a video game livestream this past week. The professional basketball player was playing Call of Duty: Warzone while using the platform Twitch, which allows gamers to attend live streams of other players and chat with them as they […]

In the Senate, March 7

Vice President Krupa Sourirajan ’23 proposed repurposing the form used to send messages on Kindness Day to instead send messages of appreciation to the faculty and staff during appreciation week.  Sourirajan also proposed a mock graduation event where seniors would have the opportunity to walk the stage, despite having a virtual commencement.  Chair of the […]

My hopes were melted

As things often seem to go at Brandeis, the ice rink was a great idea that was terribly executed. I was so excited when I first heard the ice rink, affectionately known as the BrandICE Rink, was being built. Though I can barely stand on the ice without falling over, I’ve always loved ice skating—the […]