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March 2008 Issue

One Tall Voice: What does it mean to be happy?

A few months, someone left a very intriguing message in my Honesty Box on Facebook. Now, I have gotten some really interesting posts, but this one was truly thought provoking. Essentially it said something like this “You’re too happy, is it real or just a façade?” At first, I didn’t know what to make of […]

Sexiled: The ComeBack Kid

The time has come, my boyfriend said, to talk of breaking up… Only he wasn’t my boyfriend. More like – my hook-up from afar. He called, told me he wanted to be with me, talked about himself for several hours at a time, and hung up the phone. An all-around satisfying relationship for one of […]

Giving of yourself: Donate hair to cancer victims

“Watching her hair thin, and finally fall out completely, was so sad. She wears beautiful scarves and hats, but there’s something different about having hair, ” said Stacey Brusca ’10. Imagine visibly watching someone who is usually a bastion of strength go through their most vulnerable moments. For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, this is a […]

Real Life Vagina Monologues: Brandeis members do that talking

Marci McPhee of Brandeis’ International Center for Ethics is a very sensible woman, and therefore, has a very sensible vagina. In fact, if her vagina could dress itself, it would wear unscented panty shields due to its sensible nature. If Stephanie Grimes of the Office of Student Life’s vagina wore clothes, it would wear sweatpants, […]

FMLA screens ‘I Had an Abortion’

On Thursday the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance hosted a film screening, and afterwards a discussion, of the documentary “Speak Out: I Had an Abortion.” The showing was part of a series of events scheduled for Women’s History Month. During March, FMLA has had an open mike night at Chum’s, a t-shirt making party, a revolutionary […]

Provost creates committee for online course evaluation participation

Last week, the Provost’s Advisory Committee for Course Evaluations, a committee seeking to increase student participation in evaluations, met for the first time. The committee was implemented in order to “provide guidance for policy, implementation, and analytic issues regarding on-line course evaluations,” as the draft charge explains on the website. The committee will recommend to […]

Baseball drops two straight coming off UAA championship

With winter melting away and the sounds of spring starting to come into bloom, it can only one thing – allergy season is back. Oh, and the baseball team is back on the diamond. Fresh off their co-UAA Championship run in Florida, the Brandeis Judges returned to their home state only to drop their last […]

Tennis: Women lose close match with Babson; strong victory for Men

Women’s tennis opened up their home court for 2008, taking on regional rivals Babson. Unfortunately, it was the Judges who got served as the Beavers used a doubles sweep to boost their way through to a 5-4 victory. The doubles pairings of Colleen Donnelly ’08/Rachel Rosman ’11, Mackenzie Gallegos ’11/Gabrielle Helfgott ’09, and Ariana Sanai […]

Red Sox, A’s split MLB opening series in Japan

Major League Baseball began its 2008 regular season on Tuesday as the Oakland A’s and the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox played a two game series in Japan. The series, which became the earliest opening day in MLB history, ended in a split as the Sox took the opener 6-5 and the A’s responded […]

Softball splits doubleheader with Simmons on heels of individual UAA honors

Softball kicked off their home season by splitting a double header against Simmons, taking the first game 6-3 but falling 9-3 in the evening match. The Judges got all the offense they needed with a four-run second inning starting with Lauren Rashford ’10 swiping home on a double steal. The winning runs were brought in […]