We still need masks!

When I transferred to Brandeis in the fall of 2019 I was ready to open a new chapter in my life, meet new friends, audition for theater on campus and join an acapella group. What I didn’t expect was for a global pandemic to start in my second semester on campus. Two years of a […]

Sodexo’s mobile ordering app is almost as bad as their food

As Brandeis prepares to choose a new dining vendor, I feel myself drawn to reflect on our current vendor, Sodexo. They do many things wrong, but there is perhaps nothing more egregious than their mobile ordering solution: BiteU. This app, which is intended to be a universal remote for ordering on-campus food, is an unwieldy, […]

Student Union holds elections

The Student Union will be hosting its first round of special elections for the spring 2022 semester, according to an email sent to community members by Michael Pollard ’22, Student Union Secretary, on March 6. Pollard will be acting as the Chief of Elections for this election cycle.  The first round of special elections comes […]

Gina McCarthy talks about Climate Change … and so should you

When the words “climate change” get dropped in a conversation, people in the room have mixed reactions. The words could induce fear, dread or a sense of hopelessness in some and others may not even understand what it means. No one really knows the best way to talk about climate change … except for Gina […]

Mountain Club takes Brandeis outdoors

Following a near closing of the club and the coronavirus pandemic, Brandeis’ Mountain Club is back and stronger than ever. In 2018, it dwindled to a group of friends who were the only people there, with the old president passing the leadership of the club to a friend upon graduation. “It was two people who […]

All gassed up on trains again

If you saw my name on this article and thought, “oh boy, I wonder if this article is about European trains?” then you would be half right. I want to take a quick break from your regularly scheduled programming concerning my erratic adventures around Europe to discuss something that most Americans are probably fuming about […]

Brandeis baseball opens season

The Brandeis Baseball team began its season last week going 1-2. Brandeis dropped the season opener to Anna Maria 8-6 on March 2. The Judges then defeated Babson 6-5 in 12 innings on Saturday and lost to Wheaton 14-4 on Sunday. All games were played at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, Massachusetts.    […]

Stop disrespecting artists at concerts

On March 4, indie pop artist Clairo announced that she would be rescheduling five concerts originally scheduled to take place this week due to a sinus infection, additionally stating in her Instagram story that she “just [needed] to take a step back from performing.” Considering the way that she and other artists—most prominently fellow indie […]

Intercultural Center hosts 30th anniversary celebration

The Intercultural Center (ICC)—a resource on campus dedicated to providing a safe, respectful place for students to learn and become aware of the many cultures on campus––celebrated its 30th anniversary on March 4.  “The ICC represents community, culture and connection. When the founders came together to advocate for the ICC, they did so with the […]

‘The Batman’ walks the line between justice and vengeance

“The Batman” really leans into the darker aspects of the Batman mythos to create a compelling narrative that explores Batman’s role as a vigilante. The film also avoids many of the pitfalls that plague superhero movies like repetitive origin stories or building to another sequel. The central narrative is compelling and returns to Batman’s roots […]

The new ‘West Side Story’ is a well crafted but unnecessary remake

It has been over 50 years since film audiences were introduced to the tragic love story of Tony and Maria. “West Side Story” originally premiered on Broadway in 1957, with six Tony nominations and two wins. In 1961, the critically acclaimed musical was adapted for the big screen and won 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, […]

How ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ lets the queer community down

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” was an excellent show in its first three seasons. It follows the story of Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), an aspiring comedian and her struggles to make it in comedy in 1950s America. However, episode five of the current season is the worst and most transformative episode in the entire series. […]

‘Pirates: the Last Royal Treasure:’ funny, but a bit lost

Every once in a while, you want to watch a silly movie. When I say that there are some films that are silly, I’m talking about films that might have humor, but they might also have a million other little elements that make for a somewhat jarring (although not always unpleasantly so!) watch. The recently-released […]

Betsy West discusses career in documentary journalism

For Betsy West, the best subjects are ones she admires, as she told students in an event held by the university. West, a documentary journalist, spoke on her work alongside Julia Cohen, her longtime creative partner. Together, the two of them have created documentaries on influential Americans, from Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Julia Child.  “Having […]

Judges compete in Last Chance meet, Magill going to nationals

The Judges competed in the Tufts Last Chance Qualifier on Saturday, March 5. The meet was non-scoring.   On the women’s side, Niamh Kenney ’22 finished fifth in the three thousand meter run with a time of 10:08.84, ranking 37th in the nation.  In the 200 meter dash Devin Hiltunen ’22 placed seventh, with a […]

Our role in the Brandeis community

We, as the Brandeis community newspaper, take immense pride in being the community’s source of information and elevating the voices of community members. We love connecting with groups on campus and telling people’s stories. But we also recognize that a lot of members of the community don’t know who we are or why or how […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Local Public Transportation

You probably know the feeling: It’s break on campus, you decided to stick around for the week, and now that all your friends have stowed away for the week, you’re left without a car or the Brandeis shuttle to get you out and about.   There is an easy, accessible solution to cure those break […]