COVID-19 testing updates: flu shots and booster shots

The university announced the opening of its fall Flu Shot Clinic, as well as the beginning of its COVID-19 booster shot roll out for eligible community members, according to an update sent in a recent email by Morgan Bergman, Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives, on Sep. 15.    According to the email, the Flu Shot […]

Human nature: a universal language

Part of my aim in studying abroad in Paris is finding myself in the social culture here, understanding it and actively participating in it as not just a tourist or an American exchange student, but like a Parisian would. As I have been slowly finding out, I am much more rooted in my American perspective […]

Look back over the past… and you can foresee the future too

When I was a little kid, my door was extremely colorful. While my siblings had plain white doors, just down the hall, the inside of my door was embellished with bright streaks of red and yellow and blue. I am not one of those artistic types, nor have I ever been, so the anomalous decor […]

Hilarious horror in James Wan’s ‘Malignant’

Whatever credit James Wan is receiving for being the standard bearer of modern horror, I can safely say it is not enough. Wan, like Wes Craven before him, is a champion of horror movie franchises, creating the “Saw” series in the 2000s and spending the last decade shepherding the “Conjuring Universe,” including the “Annabelle” films, […]

Senate Log: Sep. 19

Student Union President Krupa Sourirajan ’23 announced the goals of the union for the academic year include increasing school spirit by making students well connected across different areas such as performing arts and athletics. “The union is what you make of it,” said Sourirajan to the returning and new Student Union members. What you put […]

The last time I saw Richard

The last time that I saw Richard was when we visited the Botanical Gardens in Downtown Atlanta, where he complained about how Tim and I—Tim’s my boyfriend, by the way—had no sense of tourism on our trips. He wasn’t exactly wrong—we had spent the last three days bouncing between restaurants, our room and movie theaters—but […]

Univ. professor comments on fentanyl overdose

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fentanyl overdoses have increased by a factor of 12 between the years 2013 and 2019. Following the deaths of comedians Enrico Colangeli and Fuquan Johnson on Sep 4., Traci Green (HELLER), Director of the Opioid Policy Research Collective, has commented on the fight against fentanyl […]

Branda team gives advice on Duo authentication

The Branda team—a team responsible for the maintenance of the Branda app which connects students to university services—posted a solution to a Duo login error, according to their Sep. 6 blog post.    The Branda blog post was published on the open platform Medium—a website where individuals can read and publish work, according to their […]

Gluten-free living at Brandeis

Living on campus as someone who cannot eat gluten has been my biggest struggle at Brandeis University. My freshman year—albeit it was literally three months because I was a midyear right before COVID-19 hit—I survived off of rice and vegetables. I ate like a rabbit because it was either that or being sick on top […]

‘Squid Game’ traumatized me

When I was little, my mom and I sometimes used to play the well-known children’s game Green Light, Red Light. Only instead of saying “green light, red light!,” my mom would say the Korean version, which roughly translates to “the hibiscus flower has bloomed.” That was the version of the game I was most familiar […]

Univ. hosts seminar on Elon Musk’s gigafactory

Elon Musk’s aspiration to build a new factory in Germany was the focus in “Awesome or Rather Awful Elon Musk and His German Gigafactory,” an event which is a part of the Center for German and European Studies (CGES) online series. This construction is facing a lot of backlash from German conservation groups.  According to […]


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 […]

Brandeis Theater Arts program revives live performances

The Brandeis Theater Arts department and the Undergraduate Theater Collective revive live-theater productions for the 2021-2022 academic year. Recently, students took the stage with the annual Brandeis tradition of the 24-Hour Musical. This year’s musical was “Camp Rock,” featuring more than 100 cast and crew members and lead performances from Laya Fridman ’25, Sam Newman […]

COVID-19 policies are inconsistent

Brandeis has established a wide range of policies regarding safety from COVID-19, from everyone getting tested multiple times per week to wearing masks indoors. However, these efforts are rendered a lot less effective due to inconsistencies in the enforcement of the policies. We appreciate the effectiveness of vaccines and the work they do to help […]

Student work is on display in Goldman-Schwartz in ‘Home and Abroad’ exhibition

Brandeis students are once again proving their talent with the fine arts. The 2021 “Home and Abroad” exhibition is now on display in the Goldman-Schwartz art studio building, featuring many different students from Brandeis, including award winners and those who participated in the Siena study abroad program. The informal exhibition will be available until Oct. […]

Women’s soccer finds great success with solid defense

After tying their previous game against Babson College, the Judges looked to get the offense going early and secure a win. That is exactly what they did against Emerson College. It took only seven minutes for the Judges to get a goal on the board. Senior forward Juliette Carreiro ’22 made use of a great […]

The great Brandeisian façade—black mold

Despite the hard-earned academic acclaim Brandeis receives as an institution it has continuously sat at #48 on 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 twenty first century, Eero Saarinen, his skill was not enough to pull […]

‘How A Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom:’ a unique take on the Isekai genre

The very accurately titled “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom,” takes a very refreshing take on the Isekai genre. For those uninitiated in the ways of anime, Isekai is a subgenre of fantasy in which a character is transported from their world into a new and unfamiliar one. Some western Isekai stories would be […]

‘Sex Education’: The importance of individuality, support and growth

When “Sex Education” first made its way onto the Netflix screen, it established itself as a unique show that wasn’t purely in pursuit of making a name in terms of entertainment, but a show that brought to many a sense of a sense of safety, understanding and acceptance that many previous shows had failed to […]

Women’s volleyball plays hard through round robin

Starting on Saturday Sep. 18, the Brandeis women’s volleyball team participated in the University Athletic Association (UAA) round robin. After losing to Tufts University earlier that week, the Judges hoped to bounce back as they entered the round robin. They played two games on Sep. 18. One game was against Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and […]