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Brandeis University's Community Newspaper — Waltham, Mass.

April 2006 Issue

Israel must renounce violence, recognize Hamas

It is no stretch of the mind to suggest that the preponderance of Israelis and Palestinians are desperate for peace. Decades of war and militarism have not resulted in anything more than continued violence and bloodshed;

yet Israeli and Western governments and the American media seem to believe that diplomacy-as-usual in the Middle-East will now somehow bring about an end to violence.

Baseball finishes home stretch

Eight is not a lucky number. With a 2-2 tie going into the eighth inning, UMass-Boston sent up 12 batters and scored eight runs on a combination of offense and ineptitude, taking the game 10-3. Tyler Robinson '08 took the loss, striking out 10 batters in 7.1 innings pitched. Chris Navis '06 led the offense, going 3-5 with a run scored. For UMass, junior outfielder Bob Kniffen went 4-5 with 2 runs, 2 runs batted in, and 2 stolen bases. The loss drops Brandeis to 17-13-1 and extends their losing skid to 4 games.

Softball seniors honored at last home game with a win

Brandeis finished its productive season on a high note earlier this week with three straight wins. Since losing five straight games at the beginning of vacation, Brandeis has won a game on each day that they played, going a total seven and two to finish the season at 20-23.

Golf 5th at UAA’s

The Brandeis golf season came to an end in New York, finishing in fifth place at the UAA Championships. The team shot 327 the first day and closed out with 323, giving them a score of 650. This score placed them 36 strokes behind fourth place Carnegie-Mellon and 58 strokes behind first place Rochester University.

Senior message

When the class of 2006 graduates three Sundays from now, Brandeis will bid adieu to dozens of skilled athletes.

Tennis season closes

They were undermanned and overmatched heading to Emory University for the UAA Tournament. There was no David defeating Goliath as the tennis seasons for the mens and womens teams ended with a whimper. The mens squad finished eighth out of eight teams while, the womens team managed to avoid the cellar, beating Case-Western to take seventh place.

This Week in Sports

Doug Mientkiewicz and the Boston Red Sox agreed to send the final out ball from the 2004 World Series to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Vive le Montral

Sometimes, a girl just needs to go to Canada. Enter Passover break and what was quite possibly one of the least planned and best executed trips of all time. Mere days before leaving, I finally looked up hostels online. It seems that, at least in Montreal, hostels frown upon you actually calling them, but if you like to hear harried French men, I recommend that you give it a try. Thus, with a simple click of a Submit, I and my deux amies finally had the impetus to actually start planning the trip – sort of. Im sorry to say that our work habits apply to real life: we pulled an all-nighter the night before, packing our bags and looking up things to do.

Hope from America: A  letter  to  Papa  in  the  old  country

New Haven: 18 April, 1943

Dear Papa,

Sholem alechem! I miss you much and hope this letter should find you safe and well. Please pardon my Yiddish;

it has grown a bit rusty in America. We finally got our orders this morning, so I am writing to you aboard a troop train bound for New London;

we ship out tomorrow to the European front…

America’s real problem

It all started when I was 16 and three quarters. In the state of Massachusetts at age 16 and a half we Mass residents are given the opportunity to get our licenses. I didnt pass the first test, nor the second, and no, not the third. Ive never gotten along well with state troopers, or maybe state troopers dont get along well with me.