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It’s clear that we have moved into a society where a parasocial relationship with the media we consume is a given. Living in a digital world, maybe this is to be expected, but it’s been...
Welcome back to the SSIS column, where we answer any and all of Brandeis students’ questions about sex, sexuality, identity and relationships. If you have a question you’d like answered in our next column, email...
Many people often think of climate change as simply a physical issue; obvious changes are occurring around the world that are observable, measurable and open to analysis. While many recognize these apparent physical impacts, such...
I got an email recently that told me I—as well as the other residents in my hall—were being charged $25 for damages to Village C. The email from the Department of Community Living (DCL) explained...
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is slowly exiting the group stage and entering into the Round of 16! There, the best two teams from each group will enter into the single elimination bracket to determine...
The 27th annual UN climate summit, or Conference of the Parties (COP), has wrapped up in Egypt. For anyone that’s attuned to the natural world in any capacity, myself included, this event brings (unfounded) hope...
A liminal space is a threshold of unease, a place that is somewhat uncomfortable to be in and yet could exist anywhere. Brandeis University hosts an astonishing number of these liminal spaces, and today, for...
The US Forest Service defines old-growth forests as “ecosystems distinguished by old trees and related structural attributes. Old growth encompasses the later stages of stand development that typically differ from younger stages in a variety...
On the 104th anniversary of the Armistice of Compiègne that ended the First World War, I accepted without hesitation an invitation to attend a commemorative service at Bath Abbey in honor of those across Britain,...
So, the midterms are now past. Well, I shouldn’t say they’ve gone quite yet. The tallying for the elections, which occurred this past Tuesday on Nov. 8, is still ongoing.  At the time of writing,...
“Hey, how’s your week going?” “Do you want to go get brunch this weekend?” The two texts above were sent three days ago, but they were always on “read” and you never received anything back...
At 6:05 p.m. on a Monday, I walked into Lower Usdan with one goal only: to eat dinner. Valiantly, I scoured the dining hall, scanning every nook and cranny for the sacred item for the...
It’s no secret that the track facilities aren’t extremely up to date here. Just take a walk to the outdoor track where you can see it’s filled with small holes, uneven surfaces and two large...
Situated just behind the aptly named Charles River Apartments, the Charles is right in Brandeis’ backyard, but is likely on the periphery of our busy lives. This river, once a polluted wasteland, has undergone massive...
At many higher education institutions across the country, students complain about how poorly their high schools prepared them for “the real world.” Students lament the lack of financial literacy they learn, the shortage of life...
Over Halloween weekend I had the privilege of being able to travel to Mobile, Alabama with the tennis club. It was a wonderful weekend but as I gazed out of the window of my plane...
I have to say, I’ve never had that big of a problem with Brandeis housing. I’ve evaded the mold, avoided the ant infestations of Grad and only had nightmares of ever encountering an East bug....
As we look around local parks, around our homes and even around Brandeis’ campus, the majority of the green we see is made up of grass. But the American ideal of a manicured, uniform law...
On Feb. 24, you were probably busy trying to catch up on all of the work you were supposed to do on your first week of Brandesian spring break. You definitely weren’t expecting WWIII to...
Halloween’s protection expired 18 days ago, freeing Ms. Carey from the ice as “All I Want for Christmas Is You” oozes into the atmosphere like the CO2 stored in the polar ice caps. Now that...

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