Brandeis seeing gradual facility improvements

There’s been a lot of talk since the beginning of the semester about the new food vendor, Harvest Table, who has been brought in to replace our university’s last vendor, Sodexo. While the changes may not be as noticeable, there have also been major improvements to the general facilities, which the university has undertaken to […]

Univ. announces The Legacy of Louis project

The university announced the start of a new initiative—The Legacy of Louis: Inspiring Inquiry. The Brandeis National Committee made the release on their website talking about the initial stages of the project.  The Legacy of Louis: Inspiring Inquiry was announced leading up to the university’s 75th anniversary, which will be in 2023. The project is […]

Money: and never having enough of it

I’ve been a server for over a year now—with a few breaks in between jobs for school purposes. This job isn’t my favorite thing, of course, I mean, who dreams of fake smiling and relying on the generosity of others to be able to live comfortably? The pay isn’t always good, but when it’s good […]

Brandeis Board of Trustees welcomes three new members

The university announced that it has welcomed three new members to the Board of Trustees (BOT). The members recently elected to the board are Marjorie Hass, Leonard X Rosenberg ’89 and Jay Ruderman ’88 H’18.  According to the announcement on the Brandeis alumni page, each of the new members has “a distinct commitment to the […]

Brandeis alumni named to scientific advisory board for biotech company

David Housman ’66, PhD ’71 was named to a scientific advisory board for a biotechnology company—Thiogenesis Therapeutics Corp. (TSXV: TTI), according to a recent publication. The company’s main goal is focused on “developing proprietary thiol-active therapeutic compounds to treat unmet medical needs,” according to the company’s corporate overview.  The members of the Scientific Advisory Board […]

BookTok worth it or not: ‘Dance of Thieves’ duology

Welcome back for another week of book reviews! Basically, I have an addiction and it fuels this column so I find books on BookTok and if I can get my hands on a copy I read it and then review it. This week I will be reviewing “Dance of Thieves” and “Vow of Thieves,” a […]

Why ‘Better Call Saul’ is even better than you think

Spoilers ahead!   Hardly anyone thought it would get to this point but, with its finale aired on August 15, a significant number of people consider “Better Call Saul” to be better than its parent show “Breaking Bad”. I am one of those people, and I am hoping by the end of this article you […]

Peelle-ing back the layers of cognition and hearing

Brandeis alum Jonathan Peelle M’02, P’05 is one of Northeastern University’s newest faculty members. In his work at Northeastern, he is bringing his expertise in cognitive neuroscience from his former lab—the Peelle lab at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU), according to a news article from Northeastern.    At Northeastern, Peelle works in The Center […]

An ode to your next four years at Brandeis

You will probably feel more lonely than you ever have before. You might hate it at first, but eventually, you won’t even realize you’re lonely—it becomes a reality, until one day, you’re 21 in Farber at midnight staring at pictures of your 18-year-old self going to frat parties, orientation events and doing everything a first-year […]


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 […]

‘Under The Banner of Heaven’ is a gripping tale of true crime and faith

In 1984, Brenda Lafferty and her 15-month-old daughter Erica were murdered in their home. Brenda was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly known as Mormons. She was married to Allen Lafferty, whose family was highly regarded in the Mormon community in Utah. At least they were—until they met some […]

Brandeis in Siena: The good and bad

I was part of the Brandeis in Siena program in the past summer, in which I took classes on Tuscan art history and oil painting in Italy. As one of the Brandeis-led summer study abroad programs that was highly advertised by the study abroad office, it deserved the good words spoken and written about it, […]

Brandeis University has set itself a challenge and it must rise to the occasion

Welcome back to Brandeis, and if you’re a first-year, welcome to Brandeis. As those of us who are returning are all aware, there are a lot of first-years this year. In fact, it is the largest class—ever—in the history of the university. I’ve been working with them as an Orientation Leader, and I can tell […]

‘The Rehearsal’ is an experimental adventure told through cringe comedy

“The Rehearsal” is the second television project directed by and starring Canadian comedian Nathan Fielder. Since “Nathan For You,” Fielder’s first project and one of the funniest, most unique shows ever created, concluded in an epic fashion, anticipation has been high surrounding the project that would follow the cult phenomenon.   Sticking to a similar […]

Brandeis responds to Supreme Court overruling of Roe v. Wade

Colleen Collins, Medical Director at Brandeis’ Health Center, authored an email to the Brandeis University student body on June 24 which listed campus resources associated with reproductive health services. In the aftermath of the Supreme Court overruling of Roe v. Wade, Collins wrote that the health center “offer[s] on-site pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, and hormonal […]

Baseball teams are stealing money from their players and it’s working

Baseball is a very difficult sport. Whether it’s hitting a ball that’s moving 103 miles per hour or being able to throw that, baseball is a sport where very few people are competent and even fewer are truly very good at the sport. The next issue becomes producing at a high level throughout an entire […]

The Starship app: bugs, complications and possible fixes

Since returning to campus this fall, I have ordered through the new online ordering app, Starship, multiple times. I am a little disappointed with the set-up of the app, and I’d like to make some suggestions for how the app can be improved upon in the future.  First, the Starship app is not compatible with […]

On the edge of the gold

Canada against Finland. It seems like almost a locked-in landslide win, with Canada seeming the dominant force in the first period, setting an almost unfairly fast pace against the winded Finns. But as the game progressed, something changed. In the Edmonton air, with an arena full of Hockey Canada fans, the Finns fought back and […]