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November 2005 Issue

Science at Brandeis: the ups and downs

When I visited colleges two to three years ago, I was not so interested in the campus tours that are so popular for prospective students visiting colleges across the country. I really did not much care what the buildings looked like. Historically designed buildings, innovative building styles, classic architecture blah, blah, blah, blah. Will it affect my college experience that much if there is some intricate design painted on the ceiling or floor of one of the lecture hall buildings or if the buildings form some unique shape? No. Certainly, it is nice to assure that dormitories are not absolute dumps and that the buildings do not look as though three tornadoes have hit them, but beyond that, who cares? Not I. To me, at least, education, be it college, high school, or graduate or professional school, is about the learning, the atmosphere of learning and interactions amongst students and between students and faculty.


Girls for Sale?

I look forward to Louis Louis Week every year for two reasons. The first: The buttons they hand out on Rabb steps. I happily added the I Got Physical on Rabb pin to my growing collection.


C-Store equipment concerns to be addressed to Aramark

Equipment failures at Aramarks Expressway convenience store (C-Store) have caused abrupt closures and frustration among some students.


Swimming notebook

This week saw the womens swimming team go 1 and 1 while the mens swimming team won against both Babson College and Bentley College.


The Week in Sports

Baseball
Major League Baseball reached an agreement with the Players Union to create a new steroid punishment system. The first offense is a 50 game suspension. The second offense is a 100 game suspension. The third offense is a lifetime ban.


Wsoccer falls to Clark in ECACs

After upsetting the second-seeded University of Southern Maine in the quarterfinals of the ECAC tournament, the Brandeis womens soccer team came into the semifinals looking to manufacture another upset victory against #3 seeded Clark University. However, this time the Judges fell tragically short, winding up on the wrong side of a 3-2 decision. Brandeis took the lead 15:32 into the game on a Lauren Gregor 06 goal, but Clark answered just three minutes later to tie the match. Clark then went ahead when Liz Adamcik tallied in the twenty-fifth minute. Luckily for the Judges, Meredith Millstein 09 was able to get the equalizer for Brandeis, and the game went into halftime with the scoreboard reading 2-2.


WBasketball season preview

Five years ago, were one to suggest that Brandeis womens basketball would be a Division Three power, Ill bet that someone would have laughed at you, since from 1992-2000/01 the Judges went a combined 85-130. Since then, Brandeis has risen quite nicelygoing 12-12, and then 13-11 before breaking through with a 22-5 record for 2003-04. Last season they went 23-4, 10-4 in UAA play, and won their second straight ECAC Championship and enter this season ranked number 8 on d3hoops.coms preseason poll.


Swim Team, Freezepop, and Enon rock Brandeis

With bouncy electronic beats and odd bass work reverberating through the speakers, Enon opened up their set in Levin ballroom with The Nightmare of Atomic Men. Enons entertaining, though rather brief, headlining set rounded out a wonderful line up for WBRSs annual Fall Fest show. Although the show was marginally attended, with the musical mastery of openers Swim Team and entertaining highlights of Freezpops set, the show truly stayed afloat.


The keys to the universe

Hey, hey. Over here. Look at this lamp. We need to take this lamp.

And where do you propose we put it, huh? Do you plan on waltzing out the front door with it hidden in your shoe?

But man, this things got to be worth a ton. These rich folks always buy expensive furniture. Ill bet its from, like, Naples or Albania or something.


Beanie Baby

Authors Note: This is a true story;

only the names have been changed. It is not meant to express an opinion;

merely to present a glimpse into a human life.

My name is Mnica. Sometimes, when I look in the mirror, I hardly know myself. Ive been through so much in my 19 years and Im still a rebel. Ive been in trouble with my mom, school, and the law;

maybe, God willing, I can now leave it behind me…