Brandeis students hold walkout to protest police brutality

On Nov. 13, 2023, members of the Brandeis community left their classes and other commitments to gather on the Great Lawn in response to the arrest of seven members of the protest that occured on Friday, Nov. 10. Close to 100 people silently kneeled and sat on the Great Lawn, carrying blank papers as part […]

‘Mutant Mayhem’ makes waves in the TMNT franchise

Before we delve into this new movie, I’d like to preface this article by stating that I stand with the Writers Guild of America strike! Writers are the reason why movies such as this one are filled with life, love, and wonder! And they, in conjunction with the animators, voice actors and everyone else behind […]

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 […]

The most moreo Oreo

Cyrenity When I first heard about The Most Oreo Oreo, I was actually scrolling through Instagram, and had to pause, and consider if this was real. You see, I am a cookies and cream fan. In fact, moments before hearing about said Oreo, I had just eaten coffee, cookies and cream ice cream, despite my […]

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 […]