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October 2005 Issue

The week in sports

Football
Ahman Green will miss the rest of the season with a torn thigh tendon.
Long-time New York Giants Co-Owner Wellington Mara died earlier this week of cancer. Mara had been involved with the organization since he was 9, when his father bought the team. Five years later, Mara and his brother Jack became co-owners of the team. While Jack relinquished his share to his son, who then sold his share in 1991 to Robert Tisch, Wellington has been co-owner since he was 14.


Swim team staying afloat

Last Saturday the annual Michael Zarrilli Memorial Meet took place at Brandeis. The mens swim team competed against Clark University and Gordon College in ten relays and two diving events. For the first time in a few years, Brandeis was not the victor. Clark took the meet with 175 points, Brandeis finished second with 168, and Gordon finished third with 40.


Wsoccer on home stretch

After a tough stretch of losses against nationally ranked opponents, the Brandeis womens soccer team finally managed to put another win onto their record with a 1-0 victory over St. Josephs College last Saturday. The win lifts the Judges over the .500 mark, (7-6-1, 1-3-0 UAA) and gives them a small measure of momentum as they head into the final three games of the season. Remaining on the schedule are home games against UAA rivals Washington University, University of Chicago, and New York University. The Judges have not had much luck within their conference this year, coming away with just one win in four matches.


Hockeys Future On Ice

The Brandeis club hockey team is relatively unknown, despite their incredible late-season run of success last year. After being crowned NESHL league champions last season, the Judges have kept a solid core of the team, including Captains Josh Levine 06, David Sagaser 07, and Rob Friedman 05.


NFL Week 7 recap

It was yet another exciting week in the NFL with many close games among some of the top teams. The New York Giants narrowly upset the Broncos 24-23 with a last second Eli Manning touchdown pass to receiver Amani Toomer. The Giants underdog victory improves their record to 4-2, good for first place in the NFC East.


Wvolleyball spiked in Amherst

Two weeks ago, Brandeis had a difficult tournament in St. Louis and suffered a crushing home loss to Tufts. Heading into the Amherst hall of fame tournament, the goal of the Judges was to put St. Louis behind them and cut down on the errors and communication issues. One out of three isnt bad.


MSoccer cant swallow pride

The mens soccer team suffered a devastating 4-2 road loss to Springfield College, leaving them on the outside looking in for a spot in the ECAC tournament. Forward Matt Aucoin 07 led the Springfield Pride with a goal and an assist to help ensure the victory. Brandeis has gone winless in its last six games to lower their record 6-7-1.


NBA season preview

Last season the NBA featured a full-fledged brawl, a championship going to the Spurs, and the MVP going to a Canadian, Steve Nash, for the first time. The off-season lacked strong free agent moves, but involved the movement of several major coaches and a thirteen man trade. Despite major moves, many teams are revamped and ready for action.


This month was made for you and me

Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15 as a tribute to the spectacular achievements made by Hispanic Americans throughout history. Because of the impact that Hispanic Americans have made on the United States, we can all share in celebrating a piece of ourselves in honoring their success. As Americans, our history is saturated with the contributions of Hispanic Americans from various countries around the world. Every aspect of our life, from entertainment to medicine to our most fundamental human rights, has drastically changed for the better because of these contributions.


A cantar de nuevo

Where is the point of contact? In what universe does Panama share a border with Jamaica? Where can you find the confluence of currents and the crossroads of journeys, where the conga and timbales flirt with the verse of Frost and Longfellow? Does there exist a doorway that can teleport us from Ireland to Cuba?