Looking back and forwards on Liebowitz’s presidency

After succeeding interim president Lisa M. Lynch as the ninth president of the university in 2016, the Board of Trustees has approved President Ron Liebowitz for another five year contract. The period of negotiation was tumultuous, with the Board of Trustees originally offering Liebowitz a single year extension, which he rejected, according to a previous […]

Changing regional political power in the United States

Political power within the United States can be broken down and explained through various layers, ranging from race and class to the grasp that corporations have on Congress. Who exactly has the most political power, and for what specifically, are ever changing concepts depending on the lens that is being used. For decades, political power […]

Spring 2021 Student Union election fills 14 seats

The second round of the Student Union Spring elections took place on April 21. The Student Union filled eight senator positions and five representative positions.   Joseph Coles ’22 won the Class of 2022 Senator position. Coles has two years of Senate experience and is excited about this role, says Coles. In an email to The […]

Enjoying the ride

As I write this, I have submitted the biggest academic project that I have undertaken in my life: my senior honors thesis. In it, I described the framework of adult development, “emerging adulthood,” developed by J.J. Arnett in 2000 to describe adults between the ages of 18 and 25, who are somewhere in the middle […]

Student Union President and Vice President discuss goals for next year

The Student Union President and Vice President for the 2021-2022 academic year are Krupa Sourirajan ’23 and Courtney Thrun ’22. Elections were held on April 7, with a record-breaking amount of student participation, according to an email sent to the Brandeis community by Student Union Secretary Alex Park ’23.  “I want students to know that […]

In the Senate, April 25

The Dining Committee told the senate that they were planning a Tik Tok inspired event in the dining halls on May 4. It would feature dishes from the popular app to be enjoyed before finals season. They also announced that the dining staff would be reviewing the survey results from earlier in the semester to […]

Baseball finishes season strong

After seeing their eight-game winning streak come to an end, the Brandeis baseball team had two spectacular offensive performances as the team won both games during the week of April 18. The Judges defeated Framingham State University 21–11 on Sunday, April 18, and won 9–1 against Anna Maria College on Wednesday, April 21. With these […]

Letter to the editor: this senior is grateful

I, too, see large tour groups walking by the Shapiro Campus Center, but I have a very different thought as they pass: I am so grateful that campus tours are back.  I am grateful because the return of campus tours reminds me that other students will have the opportunity to experience life at Brandeis, to […]

The proof is in the pastries

What started as a joke has become a Brandeis smash hit! Lydia Begag ’22 started That Bitch Baking, found at @thatbitchbaking on Instagram, as a joke back in September 2020, but she has made a lot of progress since then. The idea was simple: Begag bakes and donates half of her proceeds to Brandeis Mutual […]


Welcome back to the Student Sexuality Information Service (SSIS) column, where we answer Brandeis students’ questions about sex, sexuality, identity and relationships. If you have a question you’d like answered in our next column, email ssis@brandeis.edu or leave a question in our Google Form https://tinyurl.com/AskSSIS Any and all questions are welcome: there are no bad, […]

The wins keep on coming for softball

After winning their first eight games of the season, the Brandeis Judges softball team proceeded to win another four games over the weekend to push their winning streak to 12 games and make their record 12-0.  In the first of the four games over the weekend, the Judges faced Salem State University on April 23. […]

Senior day, UAA honors and more for Brandeis tennis teams this week

It was a busy week for tennis across Brandeis!  For starters, Lauren Bertsch ’21 and Anupreeth Coramutla ’21 were both named UAA Athletes of the week for the second and third time, respectively. Each captained their team to victories in the matches played this week, closing out their time on the Brandeis varsity tennis team […]

Track and field defeats UMass Dartmouth

The Judges traveled to UMass Dartmouth last weekend to compete in their first track and field meet on the road this season. The Brandeis University men’s and women’s track and field teams edged out their opponent in the dual competition, as the men won by a small margin of three points, 86-83, while the women […]

Notes on growth, change

I came to Brandeis thinking I would do two things: go to school and play basketball. I had other desires to explore a part of the country I had never been to before, enjoy time away from home and even have some fun. But at the top of my list was wanting to do both […]

Rugby, all around you

“Because I’d support a hooker, and you’d support a hooker, we’d all support a hooker together!” You may not understand the reference made there, or generally support the hooker industry, but just as those two props are supporting that poor hooker in the middle; rugby is the prop on which a lot of society relies […]

A review of life in Rosie

The Rosenthal Quad is in every way the epitome of Brandeis housing in that it can be described in the same way as the sixth season of New Girl: “eh”. Although Rosie comes in as the second-best place to live for sophomores, Skyline takes top honors, Rosie has difficulty maintaining its second place standing. As […]

Owl horoscopes

Out of duty to my friends and you guessed it! A lack of content, I present to you all some horoscopes for the Owls on the We Wear Blue shirt. May I first commend Brandeis for getting rid of the owl as our mascot yet still using it. Good job, guys. Really teaching your students […]

A singular college experience

If you asked people on campus to describe a stereotypical Brandeis student, I would bet that most people would describe a student with three majors, two minors and who is a member of eight clubs. I chose a different path. I have one major (English), one minor (Journalism) and I am a member of one […]

Shower orange part II: grappling with grapefruit?

This past week has been interesting, both because of housing assignment anxiety and my experiment regarding shower oranges. First and foremost, I feel the same (although possibly worse due to outside forces such as finals and the aforementioned housing anxiety). But that does not mean that eating an orange in the shower isn’t a fun […]