How to be a Brandeis sophomore

I heard a few days ago that there was a panel going on for rising sophomores. And without hearing too much about it, when I heard such a thing, I could not help but wonder what I needed to hear (but never did) to be prepared for my current sophomore year. When students first come […]

Improving LGBTQ life on campus

The main focus when it comes time to talk about diversity is people of color, and I agree this is a topic of conversation that students should be having on the Brandeis campus and the many other campuses across the nation. Nonetheless, there is barely any talk about the other marginalized groups that exist, such […]

The Brandeis response to the immigration order

There is something in the air on the Brandeis campus that gives the impression that nothing is occurring. Yes, Donald J. Trump is President of the United States. Yes, his policies are somehow uproarious, but so far the most affected seem to be international and immigrant students. Their fear and anguish increases, but it is […]

Academy Awards answer calls for change

The first film to have obtained 14 Academy Award nominations—a record at the Academy—was “All About Eve” (1950), a movie about actors (Hollywood loves rewarding itself). That record wasn’t tied until the blockbuster “Titanic” (1997) came along. Now, with the recent announcement of the 2016 Oscar nominations this past Tuesday, Jan. 24, “La La Land” […]

‘Doctor Strange’ thrills with its cinematic brilliance

Unlike many other superhero movies, “Doctor Strange” translates well from the pages of comic books to the movie screen. Often times, some comic books should never make it to film, especially nowadays, when it seems as though Marvel Studios has covered pretty much everything there is to cover. But “Doctor Strange” proves to have it […]

Only Hollywood movie made during WWII to explore its aftermath

The National Center for Jewish Film and the American Studies program brought the film “None Shall Escape” to Brandeis, in a rare screening in 35mm on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The 1944 film has a unique historical context for various reasons. In fact, it is the only Hollywood film made during World War II that depicts […]

Seasoned writers disclose the art of publishing novels

How does an author get published? Brandeis tried to answer this question on Wednesday, Oct. 18 in Pearlman Lounge. Michelle Hoover, Brandeis’ Fannie Hurst writer-in-residence, introduced a panel of writers who were eager to share their experiences in getting their works published. Among the panelists were Bob Fernandes, writer of “A Big Box of YEAH!,” […]

Lou Jones’ photography illuminates the joy of diversity

For Lou Jones, photography is a medium to give voice to those who lack one. He is a pioneer in his profession and is beyond merely “capable.” Jones visited the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) to talk about his latest work, “panAFRICAproject,” on Sept. 27. It is a photography project that, according to Jones, took […]

Encourage and empower women in STEM field

“It’s absolutely ridiculous,” said Angela Mendez ’18, reacting to the statement that Tim Hunt, a biochemist and molecular physiologist, and Nobel Prize-winner in Medicine in 2001, said a year ago, in 2015; “I remember when Tim Hunt said [that] three things happen when women are in labs: men fall in love with women, women fall […]

‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ whines its way to glory

After 12 years, the third installment of the “Bridget Jones” (2001 – 2004) film series has finally been released. When Working Title Films announced its intention to make another film back in 2009, several problems arose after the announcement. In fact, the director of “Bridesmaids” and most recently “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call,” was reportedly going […]

Brandeis students showcase art from home and abroad in new exhibition

Right in Goldman-Schwartz Art Studios, you will find an amalgamation of talent, inspiration and style in an exhibition of the new artwork from home and abroad students. The one thing they have in common: They are all talented artists. Abstract, fruit, landscape views, sculptures and paper cut outs are all in one room, in an […]

CAST unique minor offered to Brandeisians

When it comes to narrowing down majors and minors, Brandeis University offers a variety of options. Some of them are uniquely designed here at Brandeis, such as the HSSP program (Health: Science, Society and Policy) or minors such as Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies and Social Justice and Social Policy. The Creativity, the Arts and […]

Booker’s Exhibition showcases wonderful complexity in sculpture

Since the beginning of the summer, Chakaia Booker’s exhibition “SpeakEasy” has been available at the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) in the Kniznick Gallery. The exhibition will remain at Brandeis until Nov. 4. It is no surprise that Booker’s work is currently on display at the Kniznick: The gallery is committed to feminist exhibitions of […]

All-female ‘Ghostbusters’ cast vanquishes the patriarchy

The reunion of director Paul Feig with actresses Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig would lead you to think that they are up for another touchstone success of the exact same magnitude that “Bridesmaids” (2011) enjoyed—both a commercially and critically successful film. The succinct answer, however, is an outright no. “Ghostbusters” (2016) manages to remain afloat, […]

The college transition: easy for some, not so much for others

August can lead to the beginning of something great, a long anticipated dream becoming a reality: attending the university of your dreams. It could also be the polar opposite: the inception of a dreadful nightmare. Some may think they are capable of recreating the incubus survival plague to which many of them, now transitioning as […]

‘Shoes On, Shoes Off’ a production that doesn’t require words

The long-awaited production of “Shoes On, Shoes Off: Sixteen Dance Scenes About Shoes, People & Other Important Things,” a dance play directed and choreographed by Professor Susan Dibble (THA) kicked off just right on April 15 at the Spingold Theater Center. The piece was developed into a big project after Dibble thought about the many […]

‘Guys and Dolls’ rolls the dice, comes out on top

On Thursday, April 7, the Hillel Theater Group (HTG) put on “Guys and Dolls” at the SCC Theater, which is a musical written by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and the music and lyrics composed by Frank Loesser. The play was loosely based on two short stories by Damon Runyon, known as, “The Idyll of […]

Liquid latex wows with Batman, Spice Girls and Mario Kart

Beware! The lights are out and not only one, but four villains plagued Gotham. The only way to overthrow the city once again? Batman, a battle of latex and dancing—all of it took place at “The 16th Annual Liquid Latex Show: Peace, Love and Latex” on March 21. The event, which had two acts, first […]

‘The Vagina Monologues’ embraces female pleasure and feminism

“Vagina, vagina, vagina.” One of the most frequently mentioned words in the play, it is the topic of Eve Ensler’s 1996 play “The Vagina Monologues.” It is all “The Vagina Monologues” is about, yet this is fine because it is not dull nor has it gotten old. The episodic play was performed March 24-26 at […]

Russian Student Talent Show celebrates International Women’s Day

A sheer joy of Brandeis University’s student body is realizing that it is an eclectic group of people from all over the world, whose distinct backgrounds are enriching and compelling—culturally speaking. Brandeis is celebrating “Russian Culture Week,” and the Brandeisians who possess Russian background or are interested in and/or studying the culture, decided to put […]