Hardcover vs. softcover books: Which one is better?

This article is part of an ongoing collaborative column by Gonny Nir and Jamie Trope. In this column, the authors explore questions big & small, worthwhile & worthless, obvious & absurd, all for the humble pursuit of knowledge, truth and sanity (or lack thereof).   Dear Jamie, Now this question truly does boil down to […]

NFL free agency so far

So far it has been a very crazy National Football League (NFL) free agency period. There is still so much more to go. Players like Bobby Wagner and Odell Beckham Jr. have yet to be signed. In this article, I am going to highlight some of the big moves as of March 16. All details […]

MLB award winner predictions

Last week I predicted who I thought was going to be the best player at each position in Major League Baseball (MLB). This week I am going to predict the three finalists for each major award in the National League (NL) and the American League (AL). Of course, it is still very early, as spring […]

Three fencers qualify for NCAA Championships

On this past Sunday, March 12, both the women’s and men’s fencing teams represented the Judges at the 2023 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Northeast Regional Championships at Harvard University. According to the US Fencing Coaches Association, the women’s fencing team is ranked fifth in Division III, and the men’s team is ranked sixth in […]

From Los Angeles to Waltham: let there be light

Every time you drive, walk or run past the Rose Art Museum at night you cannot help but be taken aback—and nearly blinded—by the amount of light coming from the “Light of Reason” installation. The collection of 24 street lamps release an aggressive glow, yet one cannot help but be drawn to the public art […]

Annual Latina Poetry Night in celebration of Women’s History Month

The Brandeis Hispanic Studies and Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies programs recently hosted their Annual Latina Poetry Night in recognition of Women’s History Month. The purpose of this event was to uplift Latina voices and celebrate women’s history. Students from the programs had prepared recitations of poetry to share with the audience based on […]

The 95th Oscars recap: The dazzle, dancing and donkey

Awards season has unfortunately come to an end. It sure has been quite a season, and it all went out with a bang. On March 12, the 95th annual Academy Awards aired live on ABC. The stars came to look their best and win some awards. Now, as far as Oscars ceremonies go, this was […]

One-to-one on the road

The Brandeis baseball team earned a win on the road against Nichols College in the Trinity Invitational with a walk-off single, but were unable to defeat the host, Trinity College, 5-3. The Judges play a rigorous non-conference schedule to adequately prepare for University Athletic Association (UAA) play in the second half of the 2023 season; […]

‘The Many Deaths of Laila Starr’ is a beautiful human tale

What does death mean to us? What does it mean to live if only to simply die at the end? These are the questions asked in “The Many Deaths of Laila Starr,” a 2021 graphic novel originally released as a limited series written by Ram V and illustrated by Filipe Andrade. With the recent release […]

Crazy and the Brains is more than a punk band

At a cafe across from the Middle East Restaurant and Club in Cambridge, four exhausted men sat around a table. The most extravagantly dressed of the four, Christoph Jesus, sporting a colorful button-down shirt and backward flat cap, was who I spoke with most directly. Jesus is the founder, singer and lead songwriter of the […]

Author Mecca Jamilah Sullivan comes to Brandeis University

On March 16, 2023, author Mecca Jamilah Sullivan came to the university to discuss her debut novel “Big Girl,” the latest in the Creative Writing Reading Series. The event, according to an email sent out by Barbara Strauss, the Senior Department Coordinator, was “cosponsored by the Mandel Center for the Humanities and the Department of […]

Bridging the future: planting wildlife corridors in the wet tropics of Australia

If the state of Queensland, Australia was a country, it would be the ninth-highest forest-destroying nation in the world. Due to the dominant and expanding agriculture industry, Queensland is tearing down approximately 1.7 million acres of forest each year to make room for new pastures, causing rapid forest degradation and fragmentation. This is despite the […]

BookTok worth it or not: ‘Never Let Me Go’

Well folks we are back. Another week, another book. Actually I have to start reading more because midterms have really been absolutely killing my reading vibe, which is unfortunate. But we persist nonetheless. Any recommendations please drop a comment on our Instagram page @thebrandeishoot—a shameless self plug because I really want new content in spite […]

What is the best sandwich?

It is a truth that should be universally acknowledged that a sandwich is only as good as its ratio. What ratio, you ask? The ratio of bread to filling. You see there is a very distinct ratio that must be kept between bread and its filling and it’s not 1:1. It’s got to be at […]

Election results released to students

The student union announced the results of the Winter Special Elections in an email sent to community members on March 13. There were five seats filled for the Massell Quad Senator, Charles River Quad Senator, Foster Mods Quad Senator, Class of 2023 Quad Senator and Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP) Senator. “Thank you so […]

This just in: two is still greater than one

If you look at the Brandeis academic calendar for any of the spring semesters you may notice something that just seems off—no March break. It is the stereotypical “spring break” shown in so many movies, tv shows and even written about in books that is filled with trips to tropical locations and massive parties. It […]

Winter 2022-23 Academic All-UAA team includes 57 Brandeis student-athletes

The University Athletic Association (UAA) recently announced the Winter 2022-23 UAA All-Academic Honorees. Established in 1998, the “honor is intended to recognize the high level of academic achievement demonstrated by student-athletes who effectively balance their significant commitment of time, effort, and energy in athletic endeavor with their highly challenging academic responsibilities,” according to the UAA […]

Brandeis hosts Jomion and the Uklos Band for Music at Mandel

On March 15, the Brandeis Department of Music held its third Music at Mandel concert of the year. The two previous concerts were held last semester and included The Garifuna Collective and Lydian String Quartet Sneak Peak. This past Wednesday, they hosted Jomion and the Uklos for an hour-long concert in the Mandel Atrium. This […]