The greatest threat of our century

On Jan. 23, 2023, the most-read article on the BBC website featured a warning by the Japanese prime minister regarding his country’s birth rate. In an urgent address to the lawmakers of the National Diet, Fumio Kishida declared that Japan had reached the brink of social dysfunction. He warned that if the birth rate in […]

Brandeis alum honored with Wingate University’s Corts Award

Wingate University Professor Magdalena Krajewska, who received her doctorate from Brandeis University in 2011, was recently named the winner of the Charles And Hazel Corts Award For Excellence In Teaching. Wingate University gives this award to a “faculty member who has been a member of the faculty for a minimum of five consecutive years and […]

A Massachusetts winter with lots of snow? Enough sled.

My first year here all my Massachusetts friends looked at my wardrobe and said “Victoria get ready for a Massachusetts winter.” And me being the stubborn creature that I am I thought, “what are they talking about.” It then proceeded to not snow at all my first year. Well, it did snow, it just so […]

Student Union hosts first round of elections for spring 2023 semester

The Student Union announced that it would be holding its winter elections in an email to community members on Jan. 20. Seats open in this round of elections include ​​Secretary, Senator for the Class of 2023, East Quad Senator, Senator for the Class of 2026, Foster Mod Senator, Mid Year Senator, MKTYP Senator, Allocations Board […]

Women’s basketball continues UAA conference season, collecting win against Rochester

Continuing on in their University Athletic Association (UAA) conference season, the Brandeis women’s basketball team collected another win and three losses within the past two weeks. Following their game against New York University (NYU), the Judges traveled to St. Louis to take on Washington University, and then to Chicago to face the University of Chicago […]

The 2023 Australian Open: 1st Round to Quarterfinals

The 2023 Australian Open started out like any other Grand Slam, with the exception being that this is the first grand slam since the great Roger Federer, a six-time champion in the land down under, retired.  The seeding of the tournament also may have confused a great many people, since the No. 1 seed and […]

Pickard and Carleo collect wins, leading Judges

In the second meet of 2023, the Brandeis University track and field teams placed in the top five at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational held at Tufts University on Jan. 21. The women’s track and field team placed fifth, earning 60 points, while the men’s squad tied for third place with the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, […]

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot

It’s a new semester, my fourth, and I am once again feeling simultaneously overwhelmed and excited. The start of every semester brings the same thoughts to my mind: Am I doing enough? Am I doing too much? Is there a right amount of things to do? Who decides that? Will I be able to stomach […]

Brandeis Professor co-authors article on effective altruism and FTX

Assistant Professor and specialist in Russian music and literature at Brandeis University, Emily Frey and Assistant Professor of Math and Data Science at Bentley University Noah Giansiracusa recently co-authored an article in The Boston Globe highlighting the moral failings of Sam Bankman-Fried, former owner of FTX and advocate for the Effective Altruism movement.    The […]

‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ is Dreamworks at their best

When once in a blue moon a movie catches your eye and gets you excited, there is no better way to experience it than in the movie theater! While most people tend to reserve this kind of emotion for larger movies such as “Everything Everywhere All at Once” I run counter to that culture. I […]

BLU protests marine recruiter coming to Brandeis

On Jan 25, recruiters from the Marine Corps Officer Selection Program came to Brandeis. According to an email received by students on Jan 23, this program is “a no-obligation, paid summer training program targeted at developing your leadership, confidence, and will-power, all while giving you the option of employment as a Marine Officer after your […]

Winter break book roundup and review

I have wanted to break out of the young adult genre for a while now. The stories have grown repetitive, and I cannot keep reading books about high school students. Over the past year, I have branched out into non-young adult genres with great success. However, it was over winter break 2022-2023 that I really […]

Men’s basketball wins against Rochester

In a game against the Rochester Yellowjackets on Jan. 20, the Brandeis men’s basketball team won 83-72.   Beginning the game in an eight-point deficit, the Judges fought back and wound up scoring 18 points over about five minutes. Toby Harris ’25 led the team on their scoring run with 10 of the Judges’ 18 […]

University begins preparations for 75th celebration

2023 marks the university’s 75th anniversary of its founding in 1948. University president Ron Liebowitz sent an email to community members noting, “it is remarkable to reflect on just how far this university has come, in such a short time.”  The year-long celebration will focus on four guiding themes including: innovation in education, repairing the […]

Brandeis GSC to present at ‘First Event’

From Jan. 25 through Jan. 29 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, the Trans Community of New England (TCNE) is hosting its annual First Event. First Event is one of the “longest running conferences in the U.S. for transgender and gender expansive people and those who love and support them” and serves the Greater Boston […]

‘M3gan,’ a girlboss horror story

January is often referred to as the production company dumping ground. Movies coming out this early in the year are released at a time when theater attendance is low, award show nominations are a year away, and big December releases are still playing in most theaters. “M3gan” thus came as a surprise. A big-budget Blumhouse […]

Swim and dive beats Keene St. and Bridgewater St.

On Jan. 21, the Judges traveled to Bridgewater State University to compete in their annual tri-meet. The teams competing were Brandeis, Bridgewater and Keene State College. Last year at Keene State, the men’s team defeated them 156-101, while the women’s team fell 129-140. This year was a different story as both the men’s team and […]

The stories held in the library halls

Farber Library is a common place for Brandeis students to meet up with friends and do work. Now it is questionable how much work you will get done on Farber Mezzanine, but the building has some of the highest foot traffic on campus as it is frequented by students working on group projects and going […]