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Jessica Freiman




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    Jessica Freiman

    PERSPECTIVE: Trisk aims to raise awareness of anti-gay blood donation policies

    Imagine youve seen the signs all over campus advertising last weeks Red Cross blood drive. All your friends are wearing Be nice to me! I donated blood today stickers. You want to contribute to this life-saving endeavor, too. But when you try to sign up, you realize that you are banned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from donating. This is precisely what you would have experienced prior to break week if you are a man who has ever had sex with another man.

    FREIMAN: Remembering Auschwitz, 60 years on

    Last Thursday, January 27, 2005, officials, liberators and survivors gathered in Oswiecim, Poland to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp. At least 1.5 million men, women and children, the majority of them Jews, were gassed, shot, starved or burned alive in crematoria there from 1942-1945.

    Double jeopardy: Brandeis grad knows all the right questions

    Do you know the questions to the following answers? A) Syrians enjoy a drink called Arak, a strong liquor made from anise and this vined fruit. B) This TV show features the characters Tad Martin, Brooke English, and Erica Kane. C) Our Lady of Czestochowa, called The Black Madonna, is one of this countrys most beloved icons. D) The comet belt this Dutchman predicted to be between Neptune & Pluto in 1951 was detected by the Hubble in 1995.