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April 2009 Issue

A modest proposal to fix the economy

With any luck, aging baby boomers may yet provide a boom for something other than Jefferson Airplane box-sets and Viagra. After sucking the nation dry with self-indulgent protests in the 60s, flares in the 70s, and basically everything that happened in the 80s, they might actually prove useful to us dead. Here’s the idea: impose […]


Two Tall Voices: Does everyone need a college education?

We have no idea how fortunate we are. If you are reading this article you are probably a Brandeis student, and having this classification entitles you to amazing educational opportunities. There are roughly 3,000 colleges and universities in this country. Since Brandeis is currently ranked 31 by U.S. News and World Report, this makes us […]


Cynical Optimism: Knowledge is never wasted, but time is…

I recently walked into my USEM classroom and saw some unusual writings left on the chalkboard from a previous class. These writings were unusual because they were in a foreign language—Japanese. Most of the people I know would glance at these curious markings and only be able to recognize some punctuation marks dispersed among the […]


April softball recap: Judges go 14-4

The Brandeis women’s softball team has had a great month, going 14-4 to bring them to 22-12 over the season. Of the nine double headers they’ve played in April, the softball team has swept six, split two, and lost only one. They are currently ranked fifth in the New England Region with the undefeated Tufts […]


Above par fundraising skills save golf team for now

The Brandeis golf team managed to pull off the unexpected; they have pulled their program out from the brink of demise. Back in January, Brandeis golf captain Aaron Hattenbach ’09 explained the stakes prior to the successful fundraising operation. “If we survive one year, we can continue on. If we can’t get through this one […]


Spotlight on Boston

Maker Revolution: Saturday to Sunday, Apr. 25-6. 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge Do you like technology and art? As part of Boston’s Cyberarts Festival, the event features the art installation Sod Off!, grass that resents being trodden on and Orgy of Noise, a concert performance. Free. www.themakerrevolution.com Wired for Sound: Sunday, Apr. 26, 8 p.m. 1 […]


What’s going on at Brandeis?

Grounded Indefinitely: Friday to Sunday, Apr. 3-5, 8 p.m. Shapiro Campus Theater Boris’ Kitchen presents an original sketch comedy show for your viewing pleasure. Sixteen comedians come together to make you laugh. And there may be surprise bear attacks. $3. Candyland: Saturday, Apr. 25, 10:00 p.m. Sherman Function Hall Have a sweet tooth? At Trisk’s […]


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