SSSP community praises academic success in annual I am Proud ceremony

The student leadership board of the Student Support Services Program (SSSP) arranged a celebratory event to commemorate students and faculty for their academic dedication to the community this past Tuesday. The event featured student talks, awards and other forms of recognition. Agnele Sewa ’20 and Karekin Johnson ’19, both current board members of SSSP, opened […]

“A No No” remix receives mixed reviews amongst unexpected collaboration

Last week, Mariah Carey finally released her remix of “A No No,” one of her latest singles from her 15th studio album “Caution.” The song features British rapper Stefflon Don and is rumored to hint at feelings of aggression towards Stella Bulochnikov, Carey’s former manager, who split from the songstress after their relationship “was no […]

‘A Taste of Ghana’ showcases unique talent

On Friday, Nov. 16, the Music Department hosted “A Taste of Ghana,” giving select musicians the opportunity to showcase drum and dance pieces from Asante, Ewe, Ga, and Dagomba Traditions. The event featured 12 pieces, including members of Brandeis’ own Ahenema Cultural Group, Fafali, which is made up of Brandeis students, as well as special […]

Joan Morgan examines Hip-Hop Evolution through Lauryn Hill

This past Wednesday, award-winning critic Joan Morgan discussed the evolution of feminism and hip hop culture with her latest book, “She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” which reflects on hip-hops most iconic albums. Morgan is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at New York University, though she has previously taught at universities […]

‘Brand New Music’ seasonal debut

On Friday evening, various graduate students from the music department performed excerpts of their compositions for the Brandeis community in Slosberg Recital Hall. The performers were select members of Brand New Music, a contemporary concert series that showcases the works of Brandeis students, faculty and alumni composers. Alex Bean (GRAD), the first and third performer […]

Music exhibit celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s legacy

The Dreitzer Gallery in Spingold Theater will be dedicating a music exhibit for Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday until Nov. 18. Organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, the exhibit features numerous documentaries and excerpts from Bernstein’s works, ranging from his youth all the way to his time at Brandeis where his […]

BPYO values shouldn’t reflect former criminal actions of St. George

The entirety of my summer was spent practicing double bass excerpts for Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony, hoping I would earn a place in the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (BPYO) under the baton of Benjamin Zander, a legendary British conductor. After marveling over numerous master-class videos where Zander completely transformed musicians’ interpretations in a mere 30 minutes, […]

Poet-in-Residence Chen Chen reflects through poetry

On Tuesday evening in the Berlin Chapel, new Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence Chen Chen recounted several excerpts from his book, “When I Grow Up I want to be a List of Further Possibilities.” The chapel was packed full, with students overflowing from the rows of chairs. Chen’s elusive poems reflected his struggles of growing up as […]

‘Crazy Rich Asians’: Addressing Mixed Reactions

Between international and domestic showings, “Crazy Rich Asians” has now grossed an estimated $167 billion since its release date back on Aug. 15, making it one of the highest-grossing films of the summer. The film has already earned a 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an A on CinemaScore, as well as numerous positive critiques […]