65th Grammy Award nominations: The snubs, surprises and scandals

It’s that time of year again. On Nov. 15, nominations for the 65th Grammy Awards were announced. This is a time when some of the most talented artists of the year get recognition for their hard work. The Recording Academy is made up of highly esteemed and reputable people who vote for the cream of […]

Brandeis journalism dep. hosts event about the history of abortion

On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a historic landmark case that made abortion a protected right. Overturning this case means that it is up to the states to decide if people have the right to a safe abortion. The discrepancies between states and their protected rights has made abortion a hot-button […]

‘13’ is predictable, but full of youthful energy and toe tapping numbers

In 2008, “13” premiered on Broadway with the entire cast being made up of tweens and teens. Even though it closed after only two months, it captured the hearts of many fans. Fourteen years later, this musical has hit the big screen. Audiences across the world can now see “13,” a tale of what it […]

The downfall of Ned Fulmer and the myth of the wife guy

If you have been on Youtube for a while, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Try Guys. Started in 2014, this group of four guys. Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, and Zach Kornfeld, met at Buzzfeed and went on to start their own wildly successful channel. They have almost 8 million subscribers and […]

Venice Film Festival and what you should expect for films in the fall

Summer is about to end which means we are heading into fall. Not only is this a transition for the weather, but it is also a transition for film. When we enter into the fall, we are entering into the beginning of the Oscar contenders. A sign that the higher tier films are coming is […]

Emmys recap: a celebration of the best that television has to offer

There are a lot of television shows out there and it can be hard to decide which one to watch. That is why it is nice to have a reliable opinion on the matter. This is where the Emmy Awards come in. The Emmys celebrate the absolute best in television every year. The 74th Annual […]

U.S. Open Recap: the big wins and the big losses

The last two weeks have surely been a rollercoaster for the tennis world. It was the final Grand Slam of the year: the U.S. Open. Even though the year is not over for the tennis players, this is the last of the big tournaments. It was certainly a great way to cap off 2022’s Grand […]

‘Uncoupled’ is television rom com with some important messages

Nobody likes going through a breakup. It can be a slap in the face for someone you love to just leave. Not only is it difficult to deal with the end of an era, but it can be even more difficult to start over. That is the premise for the television show “Uncoupled.” Released on […]

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 […]

‘Under The Banner of Heaven’ is a gripping tale of true crime and faith

In 1984, Brenda Lafferty and her 15-month-old daughter Erica were murdered in their home. Brenda was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly known as Mormons. She was married to Allen Lafferty, whose family was highly regarded in the Mormon community in Utah. At least they were—until they met some […]

‘Elvis’ is a dazzling tribute to the king of rock ‘n’ roll

Elvis Presley is a man who held many titles. He was a singer, an actor, a soldier and an icon. He has left a real mark on music history, and there may never be a musician as revolutionary ever again. From the outside, it might have seemed like he had it all, but he faced […]

U.S. Open preview: Who will be lifting the big trophy?

It has been quite the year for tennis, and now we are at the final grand slam of 2022. Hosted in New York every year for almost a century, the U.S. Open is always a big event. 128 men and 128 women enter the main draw annually, but only one of each gender will emerge […]

Hold Thy Peace’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ was a night of magical storytelling

Fairies, lovers and donkeys, oh my! “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” is one of William Shakespeare’s most well known plays, and this classic comedy was recently brought to Brandeis. Hold Thy Peace, Brandeis’s Shakespeare theatre group, put on a production of this play, directed by Sabrina Goldsmith ’25 and assistant directed by Laurel Davidoff ’25, from […]

The ‘iCarly’ revival is back with more wonderful nostalgia

In five, four, three, two … Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove) is back with her wacky adventures in the “iCarly” revival. The original television series premiered in 2007 and explored what it is like to be a teenager with a successful web show. In 2021, the show came back to show what it is like to […]