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Brandeis University's Community Newspaper — Waltham, Mass.

March 2006 Issue

APRIL FOOLS: The letter they don’t want you to read…

You shouldnt be reading this. Seriously. This is dangerous information here. Ive been fearing for my life for the last week since I was given this assignment, but here it is. Careful who sees you reading this. That person could end up being the last person you see.

Hockey Season on Ice

The Brandeis Club Hockey Team is currently 1-1 in the New England Senior Hockey League postseason, as they seek to repeat as Kings Division champions after winning the title last year. The club experienced a difficult regular season this year that was marred by a spinal injury to starting goalie Mike Cohen (GRAD), a record that hovered near .500 most of the season, and several occasions of players not always seeing eye to eye. Despite their adversity, however, the Judges are on their way to defending their division title even though they are only a loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs.

Tennis Takes Two

Brandeis Mens Tennis is on a roll.

After upsetting formerly 9th ranked Wheaton 6-1, Brandeis carried that momentum to Babson, winning easily, 6-1. This is its sixth straight victory since its match against Middlebury back on the 11th.

Softball swipes four of six

Brandeis has celebrated its return from Florida by winning four out of six games to start play up north. An extra-chilly day warranted extra innings as Brandeis won the first game Thursday, 3-1 over MIT. Brandeis struck first in the third inning when Elissa Glucksman 06 led off the inning with a walk and later scored on a Kaitlin Streilein 08 double. Streilein pitched a gem, giving up only seven hits in the game.

Baseball strikes back in most recent roadtrip

Tim Dunphy '06 continues his mastery from the mound, throwing a complete game as Brandeis shut down Salve-Regina 6-3. Brandeis was aided by a four-run second inning with the first run coming from a Seahawk error and the last run of the inning on a sacrifice fly from Chuck Sheehan 08. Brandeis added two more runs in the third thanks to an error by the Salve-Regina pitcher Justin Collett. That would be all the Judges would need as Dunphy scattered 14 hits and 3 earned runs over nine innings pitched. This victory on the road was critical, especially after their performance against Wheaton.

Brandeis enshrines ’06 Hall of Fame class

It was Brandeis version of that midsummer Cooperstown extravaganza. Thats what happened this past Sunday morning at the Westin Hotel in Waltham.

This week in sports

MLB will investigate Barry Bonds alleged history of steroid abuse. Former senator George Mitchell was made leader of the investigation effort.

Theater: Urinetown or bust

Saturday, March 25, the Shapiro Theater found itself over capacity. People filled all 249 seats, as well as two additional rows in the back of the theater. A line stretched out from the box office to the wall and curled off in two directions. Once the last few tickets went, students who so chose could purchase seats on the floor at the front of the house for a discount price.

New side of Spike

Spike Lee brings perhaps the most mainstream effort of his career to audiences everywhere this week with Inside Man. After spending more than twenty years using the city of New York as a lens through which to view the social issues of racism, sexuality and criminality in films such as Do The Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Crooklyn and 25th Hour, Lee here uses his hometown as a setting for another type of film entirely;

specifically, a heist thriller. Of course, Lee is far too talented a director to indulge in the clichs of the idiom, and aided by Russell Gewirtz's clever and well-structured script and a bravura cast, he brings style and novelty to a story that we have all seen many times before.

Watching the dung-beetles: NotesfromastudentssemesterinAfrica

In the dead of night, compound guards were knocking at the door. Pardon us for waking you, Miss;

we thought you might like to see the aardvark weve spotted outside