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August 2007 Issue

Hiatt hires permanent director

Following an almost year-long search for a new permanent director for the Hiatt Career Center, the position is finally filled. Monday marked the beginning of the next chapter in Hiatts saga.


Students travel to New Orleans

Nine students from Brandeis and Tufts University traveled to New Orleans this summer to support people still recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina two years ago. They are part of National Collegiate Volunteers (NCV), a new not-for-profit organization created by Brandeis and Tufts University students which sends college students to disaster sites to help victims and lead humanitarian efforts. NCV Vice President Noah Kaplan 08, Anastazyia Vareschi 09, Gaurav Gharti-Chhetri 10, and six Tufts students left for New Orleans on August 15 for the week-long trip.


President Reinharz helps organize response to British Boycott

In response to the May proposal by Britains University and College Union to boycott Israeli academics, Brandeis President Jehuda Reinharz, PhD 72 helped organize an advertisement in the New York Times to condemn the Unions actions. The counter-boycott advertisement, written by Columbia President Lee Bollinger and co-organized by eight other college presidents, has been signed by 400 hundred college and university presidents nationwide.


Once is not Enough

I did not want to see Once.

My friend, who had seen the film three times already dragged me along and against my better judgment, I found myself paying for a ticket and attempting to locate a seat in the already darkened theater.


Can Kanye graduate with a 50?

This September 11 will mark the sixth anniversary of the tragic attacks upon the World Trade Center. However, for spoken word style rap artist Kanye West, and self proclaimed kingpin of the gangsta rap, 50 Cent (a.k.a Ferrari) this date commemorates the release of their albums Graduation and Curtis respectively. What may have started as a mere coincidental matching of dates has quickly grown into an all out competition to see who will sell more records. 50 Cent claims that he refuses to make another solo album if he loses to Kanye.


Little Leather Secret

Dont tell my mama, please, or
Those girls who got it in their heads that
Im some sort of example or–
those hate edge hipsters at the PeTA meeting, but–


David and Jonathan

So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David. The Lord even require it at the hand of Davids enemies. And Jonathan caused David to swear again, for the love that he had to him;

for he loved him as he loved his own soul.


Diverse City Editorial: Take Me To The City

Walking down Moody Street is like taking a culinary trip around the world, a Guatemalan restaurant next to an Asian restaurant, an Indian eatery across from a tapas restaurant and in Waltham of all places.


The Upper Crust is Above the Competition

While it is hard to argue that Waltham needs another pizza place, The Upper Crust pizzeria on Moody Street offers an alternative to college kids who want a cheap place to eat, but dont want their dinner delivered to them in a square cardboard box.


Any Story is Better if Set in Space

Of the many films that Ive managed to view this summer, quite a few have been very good. They have ranged from pure popcorn brilliance (Transformers, Superbad) to intriguing (The Lives of Others) to among the best Ive ever seen (This is England). A large number have been terrible (The Simpsons Movie, Hairspray). However, no film seemed to strike my imagination quite like Danny Boyles Sunshine.