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January 2007 Issue

Upcoming Sports Schedule

January 19, 2007 WBasketball v. Case Western Reserve University 6:00 p.m. MBasketball v. Case Western Reserve University 8:00 p.m. January 20, 2007 Indoor Track v. Reggie Poyau Memorial Meet 10:00 a.m. Swimming and diving at WPI Worcester, MA 4:00 p.m. January 21, 2007 MBasketball v. Emory 12:00 p.m. WBasketball v. Emory 2:00 p.m.

Mock Trial builds reputation with 2nd place finish

A team from the Brandeis Mock Trial Association placed 2nd in the prestigious Yale University Invitational Tournament last month, an achievement that enhances its reputation among the Mock Trial organization on a national level.

A look back at the music of 2006 and ahead to 2007

2007 seems to be a promising year for fans of the increasingly popular indie rock and college radio music scenes. A warning to music fans: Be prepared to buy (or if you must, burn) a significant amount of albums if this years offerings are as strong as last years, a highly likely scenario.

The arm bones connected to the wrist bone, and then some

My family has a tradition. Every year, on New Years Day, we go to the Museum of Science in Boston to see the big traveling exhibits. For instance, last year, we got the chance to see inside George Lucass mind with the Star Wars exhibition. This January 1, we were able to view the plastinated human cadaver exhibit, commonly known as Body Worlds II.

Don’t forget to lock the monkey cage…

Most children believe that when you turn the lights off, your dolls and stuffed animals come to life (admit it, you were one of those kids). But unfortunately for us, that never actually happened. However, in this years blockbuster hit Night at the Museum, your childhood dreams will finally come true…

And you thought Brandeis courses were weird…

When you told your parents that you were taking Keeping Stress in Check, DDR, and Conspiracy Theory in American Culture, your parents were probably not too pleased. Brandeis is a liberal insitution – with a wide range of academic subjects, exploring a wide range of issues from a wide range of angles.

Yet, you can tell them that at least you are not taking some of these courses. They are rated “America's Most Bizarre and Politically Correct College Courses” or more commonly refered to as The Dirty Dozen, by the Young America's Foundation. Here are some of the courses cited…

Hillel Group Aids Relief in New Orleans

Members of the Brandeis Hillel traveled to New Orleans Jan. 1 to spend a week aiding relief efforts 18 months after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The group, which was open to the entire Brandeis community, worked with groups from Michigan State, Baltimore, Toronto, Broward, and Palm Beach.

Just refusing to jump the gun

As a second semester senior, Im sure some people would anticipate todays article to be about my mixed feelings upon coming to the end of my college career, the final semester, the last first day. I mean, we are heading towards a pretty important milestone, and spring 2007 feels a lot like sliding right into home plate. So I could write about all those feelings of excitement about the next step, anxiety about my ability to succeed in the world, fears of failure.

Letter to the Editor: Iran situation not to be taken lightly

To the editor,

As student leaders at Brandeis University, we wish to call attention to the danger to American national security and global stability posed by Iran's illegal pursuit of nuclear weapons…

Letter to the Editor: PERC event meant to educate

To the editor,

We wish to clarify a few points made in last semesters editorial Greek life: Contradiction. First, it should be noted that the name of the campus organization that threw the Mock Frat Party is P.E.R.C. (Peers Educating about Responsible Choices)…