‘Gravity Rush’: An underrated classic doomed by a forgotten platform

I wonder who also remembers the PlayStation Vita (PSVita). It was a handheld gaming console that was released in 2011. It resembled the curved, slick look of the wildly popular PlayStation Portable (PSP), and it featured a touch screen, an additional touch pad at the back, cameras at the front and back and even motion […]

A review: Sherman Dining Hall

Criteria:   For this review of the Sherman Dining Hall on the evening of Nov. 21, Jacob Grosof and I, Clay Napurano, decided to try everything offered. From the toast bar to the kosher fruit, we took it upon ourselves to sample a small portion of everything. In order to prevent food waste, we ate […]

Brandeis students are too lazy to compost: how we can change that

  Even with signs all over the compost bins, chalk reminders on the sidewalk and frequent posts on Instagram, Brandeis students continue to dump trash into compost bins. While the university should take an active role in making sure everybody takes waste management seriously, students need to take responsibility for what they leave behind. Composting is […]

Univ. admin speak on Rittenhouse verdict

University administration released a statement to students regarding the jury decision in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, according to an email sent on Nov. 22. Raymond Ou, Vice President of Student Affairs and David Fryson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer, acknowledged student emotions regarding the verdict and listed sources that students can utilize on-campus that provide support.  […]

Why don’t we capitalize off of Chanukah more?

Every winter, you can’t go two feet without hearing Christmas music or seeing Christmas decorations. As soon as Thanksgiving ends, it’s a free-for-all of holiday joy. It’s annoying and tacky and superfluous and I want to know why I can’t be part of it! Why don’t we capitalize off of Chanukah more? Is it because […]

Debunking the thanksgiving myth with Kisha James

  Recent graduate of Wellesley College, Kisha James, attended a panel discussion as a guest speaker to debunk the myth of thanksgiving and emphasize the importance of commemorating the national day of mourning. James is a member of the Wampanoag tribe of Aquinnah and Oglala Lakota, whose homeland is in Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in […]

Americans know little of their greatest friends

The rumors in circulation over the last two centuries bear some truth: Americans determinedly perceive the world through a combination of ignorance and fantasy. This is no fault of theirs, really; the Old World has rarely furnished a sufficient reason for the American people to care about its existence, except in those rare instances in […]

Aviation Club flies high at Brandeis

Fifteen minutes north of campus in the town of Bedford there is an airfield hiding in plain sight. As you drive through the residential neighborhood one would never think that beyond those quiet homes lies the chance for Brandeis’ students to fly. Well, the Aviation Club is making that possible as everyone is invited to […]

Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’: A flawed gem

Netflix’s 2021 live action remake of the beloved anime series “Cowboy Bebop” had big shoes to fill from the very beginning. However, while many anime adaptations tend to be just plain bad, Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop” is actually entertaining to watch. Thanks in no small part to an excellent cast, some additional character development the original […]

Women’s basketball finishes first month of the season

The Brandeis women’s basketball started the season off with four straight wins, however they proceeded to lose their next three to close out the first month of the season. These games were close, but the Judges will start their season 4-3.  On Nov. 20, the Judges faced Tufts University as they looked to maintain their […]

Period Activists at ‘Deis works on providing free menstrual products to students

Period Activists at ‘Deis (PAD)—a student run club on campus fighting for menstrual justice, according to their Instagram page—is currently working on an initiative that will provide free menstrual products to students by distributing them in residence halls. Currently, PAD is trying to gauge student need. To identify where the menstrual products are needed most, […]

Disney’s ‘Encanto’: a musical story of love and acceptance

“Encanto” tells the story of the Madrigal family, who are each granted powers when they come of age by their magical home. All except for Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz), who, for some reason, is left powerless. However, when she starts to notice that the house is starting to decay—and in turn, that her family’s magic is […]

Wrath of the machine: Workday is evil

With registration for spring semester classes looming, I’ve been spending a lot of time on Workday to find the classes I’d like to enroll in next semester. The process of choosing classes is stressful enough as it is, as there are seemingly endless requirements to fulfill. But, the software that Brandeis students are being forced […]

Univ. acknowledges Omicron variant of COVID-19

The university released a statement regarding the latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron, according to an email sent by Carol A. Fierke, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Stew Uretsky, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration and Raymond Lu-Ming Ou, Vice President of Student Affairs. The university will continue to enforce its COVID-19 protocols […]

This MLB offseason is wild

After one of the craziest Major League Baseball trade deadlines of all time, the offseason was set to be an interesting one. Some of the best players in all of baseball were set to be free agents with many teams that had an abundance of money available.  Even though people knew this offseason was going […]

For a hell of a good time, watch ‘Lucifer’

Years late to the trend, I finally got into “Lucifer” in October. From the very beginning, I was totally hooked. A show about a fallen angel who changes for the better because he’s interested in a human? Sign me up! But it ended up being so much more than that. Though “Lucifer” was originally just […]

Men’s basketball faces ups and downs

The Brandeis University men’s basketball team was ranked number 25 in preseason by D3hoops.com. Two losses in non-conference play—the first to Emerson College at the Lion’s Den and the second to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) at Red Auerbach Arena—leave the Judges with a record of 3-2 on the season. The Brandeis men were successful, both […]

That doesn’t make any sense!

It is the final season here at Brandeis meaning that midterm season which started in mid-September and runs until, well just about right now, is over. We Brandeis students have been pushing hard to make it to this point without any breaks from the beginning of October to last week, but now winter break is […]

Prof. Elanah Uretsky (IGS) discusses US preparation for pandemic

  Elanah Uretsky (IGS), an associate professor of international and global studies, published an article in The Conversation on Nov. 5 discussing the United States’s use of free market capitalism and government deregulation. According to Uretsky these two topics could be part of the reason as to why the United States was not prepared for […]