‘Napoleon’ review: There’s nothing Ridley Scott can do

Napoleon Bonaparte was not short, as many people think he was today. He was actually about average height for his time—if not taller. The perception that he was short comes from a sustained British propaganda campaign, which portrayed the emperor as a raving, childish brat, screaming about the British or wearing drastically ill-fitting bicorne hats. […]

Brandeis researchers explore solutions for spatial disorientation of astronauts

On Nov. 10, 2023, Vivekanand Pandey Vimal, GSAS PhD’17, a research scientist at Brandeis University’s Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Lab, published an article in the explanatory journalism outlet “The Conversation” detailing his team’s work on countermeasures for spatial disorientation in spacefight.    In the field of aeronautics, spatial disorientation is a deadly threat. Between 1993 […]

Ranking the architects who designed Brandeis

Have you ever wandered around campus and thought to yourself, “Man, this building is so ugly! Who designed it?!”  I have been pondering this question for far longer than any sane person should, as this semester I am taking a wonderful class in Modern Architecture (please check FA-80A out! Prof. Güvenç is amazing!) As I […]

Why is Brandeis on a hill? (and other weird facts about campus)

As I was walking down the Rabb Steps this Monday, my foot stumbled, and I narrowly managed to balance myself before I fell down all three flights of stairs (and possibly broke all of my bones/died). This catastrophic near miss made me wonder, why does our school have to be on a hill?  Surely if […]

Don’t forget: We have a literal castle on campus

When I was on a tour of Brandeis for the first time, we were told something along the lines of “Brandeis isn’t like other universities because we have a castle!” How Usen Castle helps set us apart remains unclear, however, considering that it remains largely abandoned. Usen Castle, or at least what’s left of it, […]

‘Indiana Jones and the Dial Of Destiny’ review: destined to disappoint

(WARNING! Contains spoilers for “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”) When I was watching “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” there was one moment, near the start of the film, which really stood out to me. Indy (Harrison Ford), in a crowded and hostile bar, pulls out his trusty whip. We see the […]