Brandeis is a place to grow out of

The past few weeks at work I’ve had many tables ask me if I go to Brandeis. I guess I radiate some sort of strange energy that tells people that I definitely do not go to Bentley and also that I do not belong in the service industry long-term. I hope this is because of […]

Heller School student argues for medical aid in dying in recent op-ed

On Feb. 26, 2023, Brandeis Heller School student Ilana Fitzpatrick (GRAD) had an opinion piece published in the Metrowest Daily News. Fitzpatrick argued in the article the importance of the End of Life Options Act, using personal anecdotes as to why the act’s return is important for the dignity and bodily autonomy of terminally ill […]

Brandeis’ ‘Most Wanted’ women

As a current Brandeis student, it’s likely that one of your friends or family members sent you a TikTok video recently mentioning how Brandeis University has taught three out of the 11 women who have ever been on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Most Wanted List. I know I was sent it about three […]

SofarSounds: Expand your musical horizons

Have you ever been to a concert that was too big? One where you can barely see the artist over the sea of smartphones recording on Snapchat, and can barely move in the crowd of people? I know I have, and these experiences are far from the fun I hope to have at live music […]

Highlighting Brandeis history: Ford Hall 1969 and 2015

Brandeis has promoted itself as an institution “founded on the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion” and writes on its DEI History site that its “commitment to these founding values has never faltered, though it’s been tested over the University’s history.” Two examples of these tests are the 1969 Ford and Sydeman Hall Occupation and […]

Student Union winter election results

On Thursday, Feb. 2, Student Union President Peyton Gillespie ’25 sent an email to the Brandeis student body sharing the results of the recent Student Union winter elections. A total of eight seats were filled during this election cycle.  Carol Kornworcel ’26 won the position of secretary against Steve Gaughan ’26. Kornworcel noted in her […]

Open up to opening up: why everyone should be in therapy

I know from personal experience, vulnerability is scary. But we all know that it can be hard to balance the tasks of everyday life with managing emotions and maintaining relationships. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about 20% of adults in the United States deal with mental illness every year, and one […]

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 […]

Waltham Neighbors for Safe Solar shares concerns about proposed solar plant

On Dec. 19 an email was sent out to the Waltham Group mailing list, forwarded by the Department of Student Engagement’s Program Specialist, Francesca Panorese. The email was originally sent by the local grassroots organization Waltham Neighbors for Safe Solar (WNSS). The organization wrote in the email to Waltham Group members that they are concerned […]

Brandeis study on veterans’ benefits cited in news

Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management was mentioned recently in national news due to its involvement in a study on veterans’ benefits. The Brandeis Institute for Economic and Racial Equity, based out of the Heller School, published a report in March 2022 looking into the impacts of the 1944 Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, […]

My year of (not so much) rest and relaxation

Before we get too far into the new year I want to reflect on my 2022. As a now second-semester senior I feel like my time at Brandeis is coming to a close, and this fact is shocking to say the absolute least. My college experience was anything but conventional. I was a part of […]

Brandeis Theater Department presents ‘Spring Awakening’

This past weekend, Brandeis Department of Theater Arts began their production of “Spring Awakening” with shows on Friday Nov. 11 at 8 p.m., Saturday Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.  “Spring Awakening” is a musical set in late 19th century Germany written by Steven Sater and […]

Craft Market showcases student talent on campus

On Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, Create@Brandeis hosted their semesterly Craft Market. The market spread across the path at Fellows Garden and fell on the same weekend as Family Weekend.  Students and their families alike were able to attend the event, to […]

Student Union connects students with rides to Logan Airport

In an email sent to the Brandeis community on Wednesday Nov. 2, Student Union Secretary Ashna Kelkar ’24 outlined the Student Union’s schedule for shuttles to Boston Logan International Airport. Rides in these shuttles will be $5 per student each way, according to the email, and the cash-only sales will begin on Thursday, Nov. 3 […]

Student Union releases special election results

Student Union Secretary Ashna Kelkar ’24 sent out an email to the Brandeis community on Wednesday, Nov. 2 updating community members on the second round of election results.  The email contained election results for the recent special election, with the exception of the East Quad Senator position results “due to a tie,” explained Kelkar.  The […]

SSIS holds annual ‘Sex in the Dark’ event

On Thursday, Oct. 20, Brandeis’ Student Sexuality Information Service (SSIS) held their annual Sex In the Dark event in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The student-run event consisted of four panelists answering attendees’ anonymously texted-in questions. This year’s panelists were Cassandra Corrado, Martin Henson, Joanna Mann and Anne Culhane.  Corrado, […]

Mellon Foundation grant awarded to Mandel Center for the Humanities

The Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant to the university, according to a BrandeisNOW article published on Sept. 23. The grant is described as a 15-month $150,000 grant to re-envision the “Role of the [Mandel] Humanities Center in the 21st-Century University,” according to the Mandel Center’s page.  Professor Ulka Anjaria (ENG)—the director of the Mandel […]

Making environmentally conscious fashion choices in our culture of overconsumption

Throughout my years in college, as I’ve become more financially self-sufficient, I’ve been focused more on purchasing items of clothing that I’d consider to be investments. I’m in the fortunate position where I have a job and housing security and some assistance from my parents so I am able to save up for “nicer” pieces […]

Ye’s antisemitic comments are harmful beyond the Twitter-sphere

Once again Kanye West, who now goes by Ye, is in the news for spewing harmful extremist rhetoric. A week or so ago, Ye posted on Twitter that he was going to go “death con 3” on Jewish people and that Jewish people have an “agenda.” Naturally, this caused Ye to be banned from the […]