Brandeis athletics bans spectators, games postponed

As of Jan. 7, no spectators will be allowed at games. The previous policy was a negative test from 72 hours prior, to attend a game at the Gosman Sports and Convocation center, according to the Brandeis Judges website.  The policy for attending the Gosman Sports and Convocation center for members of the Brandeis community […]

Brandeis swim and dive place seventh at Gompei Invitational

The Judges competed at the Gompei Invitational at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Sunday, Dec. 5. They earned 3,400 points during the three-day competition. Two new school records were set in one event by the women. Chloe Gonzalez ’25 set Brandeis’ record with a time of 53.46  in the 100-yard freestyle, however, in the next heat, […]

Keeping the magic alive: ‘Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts’

I have to start off by saying that I did not realize that “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” was a series of interviews, as opposed to a short film/something along those lines. However, that did not take away from the magic of the experience of watching the reunion.  Harry Potter was huge when […]

Univ. moves first two weeks of classes online, changes policies for spring 2022

Classes will be held remotely until Feb. 1, with students having the option to move in up until Jan. 31, according to an email sent by Ron Liebowitz, President, Carol A. Fierke, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Stew Uretsky, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration and Raymond Lu-Ming Ou, Vice President […]

Univ. to require COVID-19 vaccine booster by Jan. 25

All members of the Brandeis community will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster by Jan. 25 or as soon as they become eligible, according to an email sent by Carol A. Fierke, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Stew Uretsky, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration and Raymond Ou, Vice […]

Effective Altruism speaks on going good

On Sunday, Nov. 21, Brandeis Effective Altruism and the Philosophy Undergraduate Department Representatives brought in a speaker, Kaleem Ahmid, to speak to Brandeis students on the topic of effective altruism (EA).    Ahmid began by giving the audience five potential ways of increasing the amount of children that go to school, asking the audience to […]

It’s the mintiest season of the year

There is a special place in hell for the person who decided that peppermint is only a seasonal flavor. I want to enjoy my peppermint lattes, peppermint candy, peppermint hot chocolate and basically all things peppermint all year long. But alas that would be too good to be true, so instead, I binge on all […]

Dining Petition circulates to support union dining workers

A petition has been circulating around campus, aiming to support dining workers. At the time of writing, the petition has gained 444 concerned students signatures. The petition was shared with the public in late November and was spread virtually.  According to the petition, there are four main goals that they are trying to achieve. Firstly, […]

Library Workers Union protest for ‘fair contract’

A rally of concerned community members took place on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 12 p.m. in front of the Bernstein-Marcus building, the area near the Office of the President and other administrators to support library workers. University library workers held a strike in order to push for a change in their contract.   According to […]

Brandeis swimming & diving competes twice

On Saturday, Nov. 27 the Judges competed against the United States Coast Guard Academy, with both teams losing, 185-93 for women and 185-97 for men. The Judges did win first place in two individual events.  Ema Rennie ’23 was the only winner on the women’s side, winning the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:02.18, […]

Harpoon’s Dunkin’ is surprisingly good

Although this is the third year that Harpoon and Dunkin’ have teamed up to give fans holiday flavors, this is the first year that both of us are over 21 so of course we had to review these. These come in packs of 12 and include three of each of the four flavors: the classic […]

Period Activists at ‘Deis works on providing free menstrual products to students

Period Activists at ‘Deis (PAD)—a student run club on campus fighting for menstrual justice, according to their Instagram page—is currently working on an initiative that will provide free menstrual products to students by distributing them in residence halls. Currently, PAD is trying to gauge student need. To identify where the menstrual products are needed most, […]

Judges compete at Northeast Fencing Conference

On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Judges took part in the Northeast Fencing Conference, for the first conference meet of the 2021 season. The team finished with 9-3 overall. The women went 5-2, while the men were 4-1. The men’s epee squad had the best performance with 4-0, while the other two men’s squads went 3-1. […]

Univ. placed fourth for Gilman Scholarship recipients

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named Brandeis University as the fourth university in the nation (with fewer than five thousand undergraduate students) for the number of students receiving the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, according to a BrandeisNow article. Since the program was launched in 2001, a total of […]

Lachlan Elam ’22 lets Brandeis see the stars

Did you know that the big white dome on top of the Abelson building is a telescope? Well, it is, and the Brandeis Astronomy Club is one of its main users.    When Lachlan Elam ’22, president of the Astronomy Club, first arrived at Brandeis in fall 2018, he initially “had no interest in astronomy […]

Author writes about Jewish Indian food traditions

Esther David, Jewish Indian author and illustrator, published a post on the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) blog discussing her book “Bene Appetit: The Cuisine of Indian Jews” and her findings while researching the book.  David explained that after fleeing the area that is now Israel, many Jews settled in India. In the mid-1950s and 1960s there […]

Men’s soccer finishes season strong

The Brandeis University men’s soccer team traveled to New York to defeat their University Athletic Association rival New York University, 1-0, in the Judges final game of the 2021 season. With the win, the Judges finished their season with a 6-7-3 record, 3-2-2 in the UAA. Following two early shots on goal from Skylah Dias […]

We are both dreading and anticipating ‘Riverdale’ season six

“Riverdale” has been a questionable show at best since season two. As you can imagine, by season five, “Riverdale” is beyond insane. Somehow, we’ve gone from a small town murder to war, an endless slew of serial killers and, of course, constantly shifting relationship dynamics.    Any semblance of a plot was replaced by singing […]

Dean of Students issues COVID-19 policy reminders

Monique Pillow Gnanaratnam, Dean of Students, and Shelby Harris, Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Campus Life, sent out an email to students to remind them of the  Brandeis COVID-19 Policies that are enforced on campus.  “As colder weather approaches and we begin spending more time indoors, it is more important than ever that […]