Univ. releases plans for the 2021-2022 academic year

The university announced its plans for the 2021-2022 academic year in an email update sent to the community on Aug. 26 by President Ron Liebowitz. The university plans to tackle issues including looking into the construction of new buildings and addressing different initiatives on campus, according to the email.     “Looking to the year ahead, […]

NFL Preseason Injuries

The National Football League (NFL) preseason is the time for players to get back into shape and get the feel of live play for the first time in half a year, while the games have no impact on the regular season.  During training camp and the offseason, the players work with the team to get […]

Alumna launches petition to reform Gateway Scholar Program

Panny Tao ’21 spearheaded a petition to reform the Gateway Scholar Program at Brandeis and remove the current Director, Vinodini Murugesan, due to the discrimination and humiliation of Chinese students within the program by its director, according to the petition. According to the student accounts in the petition, Murugesan verbally abused students in the Gateway […]

The Great Brandeisan Façade

Despite the hard-earned academic acclaim Brandeis receives as an institution it has continuously sat at #48 on the list of the ugliest college campuses in America. As described by the college reviewers from COMPLEX magazine, despite Brandeis hiring one of the most renowned modern architects of the 21st century, Eero Saarinen, his skill was not […]

Thoughts on the American “justice” system

It is common knowledge that the United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. Approximately two million people are incarcerated in the U.S., and yet most Americans ignore the simple fact that our prison system is continuously failing us and those it is meant to rehabilitate and reform. The U.S. justice system […]

Senate Update

The Student Union will be holding its Fall Elections on Sep. 9, elections will be held all day with polls closing at midnight, according to an email announcement sent to the Brandeis community by James Feng ’22, Student Union Secretary on Aug. 29.    A Fall Elections interest meeting was held on Aug. 29 for […]

Univ. gives update on Anti-Racism plan

President Ron Liebowitz updated the Brandeis community on the progress concerning the University’s Anti-Racism Plan, in an email sent on Aug. 25. With the help of David Fryson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the university plans to form a more “equitable and inclusive” environment.      The update comes […]

Brandeis Women’s Soccer Draws

Mother Nature did not welcome the Brandeis soccer teams nicely, as both the men’s and women’s teams faced tremendous downpours. However, the Brandeis University women’s soccer team appeared unfazed, powering through as they competed head to head against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to the game, both MIT and Brandeis were ranked 0-0-1; […]

Men’s soccer versus Western New England

In a scoreless draw against Western New England University, the Brandeis men’s soccer team not only battled their first intercollegiate contest in two years against the Golden Bears, but they also battled the weather, as the return of collegiate athletics was welcomed by massive downpours.  After 110 minutes of play, both teams open their seasons […]

A tribute to Chaos Rings, the great mobile series that died too young

They don’t make mobile games like they used to anymore. The predatory “free-to-play,” “gacha” genre is far too profitable for most developers to deviate from. And no, mobile ports of classic games can hardly be considered real mobile titles. It’s depressing that almost all the good mobile games—ones that were specifically designed with the mobile […]

Brandeis volleyball 9/1/21

Playing for the first time in nearly two years, the Brandeis Judges volleyball team opened their season at Red Auerbach Arena on Wednesday, defeating the Suffolk Rams in straight sets (25-14, 25-15, 26-24).   After convincingly taking the first two sets, the Judges clawed their way in the third set. Following a Suffolk timeout when […]

‘The White Lotus,’ a painful reality in paradise

Snobbery, ignorance, petty feuds and a relative lack of likable characters: HBO’s “The White Lotus” is unpleasant and frustrating to watch, and yet it leaves viewers engaged and wanting more after six-hour-long episodes.   “The White Lotus” follows a group of guests and employees at a high-end beach resort in Hawaii called the White Lotus. […]

Jon Schlesinger named new director of Hiatt Career Center

Jon Schlesinger was appointed as the new Director of the Hiatt Career Center, according to an email sent out to the Brandeis community by Raymond Lu Ming Ou, the Vice President of Student Affairs. Schlesinger served as the Interim Director of Hiatt Career Center before being appointed as director of the center.  According to the […]

Halsey earns both love and power on new album

Halsey continues to impress with her fourth album, “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,” a journey into the intense emotions and complexities that come with being a woman in American society. Halsey uses this album to explore essential emotional crosses that society asks women to bear: motherhood, men’s desires and unrelenting anger. Her […]

‘He’s All That:’ another remake we did not need

In case you were not aware, this seems to be the time of remakes. From “Gossip Girl” to “Space Jam,” it appears as though the film industry has no creativity for something new. Following the trend is “He’s All That,” a modern spin on the classic “She’s All That.” Unfortunately, the movie also follows the […]

The univ. makes national headlines with PARC’s “Suggested Language List”

The Prevention, Advocacy and Resource Center (PARC)—a campus resource that provides education and support to students on topics relating to violence—released a “Suggested Language List” in August as a revision to their “Oppressive Language List” released back in June 2021, which has since been removed from the university’s website.   “PARC made immediate edits to […]

‘Beyond Evil’ is Beyond Perfection

Now that autumn is officially around the corner and everyone’s dying to break out the sweaters and jackets, it’s also the perfect season to enjoy the recently released small town murder show “Beyond Evil,” which is available on both Netflix and Viki (for free!). Complete with morally grey characters, a delicious detective-suspect relationship akin to […]

Long-Form Storytelling: Podcast and Written Form

In today’s day and age, podcasts are exploding. Podcast numbers have doubled in the last year and continue to grow exponentially. Podcasts provide a unique method of storytelling and therefore it may be useful for students to know how to tell a story through a podcast. “JOUR 113a: Long-form Journalism: Storytelling for Magazines and Podcasts” […]

Butterscotch Blues: a short story

Owen Swain had been working at this office for three weeks, and it had only taken him a day to realize that it was not going to be everything he thought it was. He had expected hands-on surgeries, a supportive mentor and getting one step closer to his dream of being a dentist himself. Instead […]

New course centers Indigenous and native women, genders and sexualities.

New this semester there is a course centering a perspective not often discussed at Brandeis. Professor Evangelina Macias is teaching WGS 107A: Introduction to Indigenous and Native Women, Gender and Sexualities.    The course “covers a broad range of studies or perspectives, because we’ve got Native American and Indigneous. Even though they can be considered […]