BLU holds ‘Red October’ event to discuss the October Revolution

On Nov. 7, the Brandeis Leftist Union (BLU) held an event with the purpose of “looking back to look forward” on the early days and the future of the socialist revolution, according to fliers for the event. According to a post on the BLU’s Instagram, the event was held “to educate community members on the […]

Choose your weapon! Episodes 3 and 4 of ‘Blue Lock’

Returning back to the world of “Blue Lock,” we finally get to see our main character and the rest of the strikers in Block Z actually compete in a real match at this facility. Going up against Block X, this is also our first introduction to the soccer players outside of the Z group, and […]

Episodes 1 and 2 of ‘Blue Lock’: A review!

I actually hadn’t heard of “Blue Lock” until recently, with its recent adaptation into an anime. On top of that, I don’t usually watch sports anime, so I was willing to let it pass by without a second glance. However, because of the various clips of the show’s events and other people’s ramblings about their […]

Watching ‘Rings of Power’ as a Black fan

“Rings of Power!” A new addition to the world of Middle Earth, telling the story of how the rings came to be. I originally hadn’t felt myself drawn to watch the show, and to be quite honest, the only reason that I ended up doing so was because my father told me that he and […]

Gravediggers

“Opal, when I said that I would do anything for you, I didn’t think this was what you had in mind.”   Casey hugged herself, eyes scanning her surroundings as she listened to the sound of Opal’s labored breathing. Standing in the middle of the woods in the dead of the night was causing all […]

Goodbye and Goodnight: a short story

The world was set to end at 11:59 that night.   This wasn’t necessarily the most shocking news. The world had been in its strange apocalyptic state for some time now, with dusty barren wastelands as far as the eye could see. Those that had been left had expected to be gone months, years ago. […]

Student Union elections

The Student Union is currently hosting its fall elections; there are 24 open positions for the Senate, three Judiciary seats available and two Allocations Board seats open. Voting will be held on Sept. 14.    For this round of elections, students could run for the Class of 2026 Senator position, Class of 2025 Senator Position […]

“Drawtectives”: A fun show for art, mystery, rpg and comedy lovers

“Drawtectives,” a youtube series started by the Drawfree channel, had its season 2 finale in early August, and given that I’ve been following the series since last semester, I figured that it was about time that I actually give it a review.   The show follows three new interns working mystery cases as part of […]

Sarcasm and wit serve as the defining traits of Netflix’s ‘Gray Man’

Netflix’s “Gray Man” follows the special agent known as Sierra Six (Ryan Gosling), a convict turned Sierra agent (essentially a killer for the government) as he gets ahold of evidence proving that the man who hired him, Denny Carmichael (Regé-Jean Page), is corrupt. Thus begins a manhunt for Six, headed by Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), […]

‘Death on the Nile’ explores love, murder and people

I am a huge fan of murder mysteries, so when I heard about “Death on the Nile,” my interest was piqued. I didn’t really have an understanding of the plot before starting the film—all I knew was that someone was killed—so I wasn’t sure what to really expect when watching it. After finishing the movie, […]

Bucket List—a short story

Wendy and Leo had made the first version of their bucket list at the age of 10. They had read about it in a book, and eager to grow a bit closer to the characters they admired, the two had met up after school and eagerly scribbled down their deepest wishes.   As the two […]

‘Arcane’ is a beautiful show for gamers and non-gamers alike

When I first heard about the release of “Arcane” on Netflix, I didn’t think that I would end up watching it. With it being associated with the video game “League of Legends”, I just didn’t see myself as its target audience. However, after primarily putting it on as background noise, I quickly found myself drawn […]

‘Arcane’ is a beautiful show for gamers and non-gamers alike

When I first heard about the release of “Arcane” on Netflix, I didn’t think that I would end up watching it. With it being associated with the video game “League of Legends”, I just didn’t see myself as its target audience. However, after primarily putting it on as background noise, I quickly found myself drawn […]

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 […]

‘Baking Impossible’: A new take on the world of baking

When I first saw “Baking Impossible” pop up on my Netflix home page, I immediately clicked play. My rabbit hole into baking shows started with the release of “Nailed It” on Netflix, and since then I have consistently clicked on baking shows as they have been released, testing to see if they lived up to […]

Fish—a short story

Olivia had fallen in love with Victor on her first day at the office. She had been flustered and embarrassed, first day jitters and lack of experience leading to a pissed-off customer and a teary-eyed new employee. Everyone else had just given her pitying looks or awkwardly moved past her, but Victor had stopped next […]

The last time I saw Richard

The last time that I saw Richard was when we visited the Botanical Gardens in Downtown Atlanta, where he complained about how Tim and I—Tim’s my boyfriend, by the way—had no sense of tourism on our trips. He wasn’t exactly wrong—we had spent the last three days bouncing between restaurants, our room and movie theaters—but […]

Butterscotch Blues: a short story

Owen Swain had been working at this office for three weeks, and it had only taken him a day to realize that it was not going to be everything he thought it was. He had expected hands-on surgeries, a supportive mentor and getting one step closer to his dream of being a dentist himself. Instead […]