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August 2009 Issue

Books for classes: Less is more

By now, most of you have probably gone to at least the majority of your classes. You’ve been handed your syllabi, scoured them for what torture your professors have in store for you and looked over the book lists. Some of you have already bought all of your books; some of you might be waiting […]

Borde-nough: Debating healthcare

As Americans engage in what passes for a debate on the future of health care, attention has come to focus on the question of whether any changes will include a so-called “public option” for health insurance coverage. Given the size of the Democrats’ Congressional majorities, it is hard to explain why President Barack Obama’s health […]

Dear Brandeis, From the Student Union President

Welcome to a new year at Brandeis University. I hope your summer was productive and relaxing and that you are having an easy transition into the new academic year. My name is Andy Hogan and I am the President of the Student Union. If you received my email on Thursday of this week, you saw […]

Something Brandeis, something bleu

The sun flooded through the stained glass windows of Saint Pierre de Montmartre early that July morning. The weather – cool and sunny – was perfect. The church – picturesque. The backdrop – ideal. Outside, classical Romanesque architecture supported the famous church and tourists gathered to catch a glimpse of the happy couple inside, hoping […]

Looking to score: Women’s soccer

After ending the 2008 season on a very high note with a victory in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England championship, the Brandeis women’s soccer team is looking to continue their success. Forward Melissa Gorenkoff ’10, the tournament MVP, will share the duties of captain this year with goalkeeper Hillary Rosenzweig […]

Men’s Cross Country

Coach John Evans will be leading the team for his sixth season this year. The men finished 20th at Nationals in 2008 and are hoping to do even better this season. In addition to six of the seven from that national level team returning this year, Devin Holgate ’11 will be joining the team. While […]

Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer team finished last season at 8-9-2 overall and are looking to improve their stats this season. Joining the men as head coach will be Coach Michael Coven, entering his 37th year in that position. He is the only current Brandeis coach to have lead a team to a national championship. Assistant coach […]

Women’s Cross Country

The women’s Cross Country team, like the men’s, will be coached by John Evans. “The women will really surprise people this year,” Coach Evans predicted. “While unranked in the pre-season poll, I think we have the potential to qualify for nationals and be a top 10 team in the country.” Marie Lemay and Grayce Selig, […]


Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams had their first practice Thursday afternoon. Coach Ben Lamanna is in charge of both squads and has been at Brandeis for the past five seasons. Alexis Accomando will serve as assistant coach for the men’s and women’s team this year. The teams are, “already hard at work” according […]