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Brandeis University's Community Newspaper — Waltham, Mass.



November 2009 Issue

The event planner

If you pay attention to your inbox, you probably know that every Thursday night you receive an e-mail from Director of Student Activities Stephanie Grimes. You’ve probably perused these emails, checking out the list of social events scheduled on campus for the weekend, looking for something to do. But do you know the woman who […]

Men’s basketball wins first game of the season against Lasell

Gallery The number-22-ranked Judges won the first game of the season by defeating the Lasell College Lasers on Tuesday night. After falling to the local rivals by just three points in last year’s season opener, the Judges were pleased to take this matchup by 11. Brandeis led by as much as 22 at multiple points […]

Men’s basketball earns No. 22 pre-season national ranking

The men’s basketball team, currently ranked 22nd in the nation by, will look to start off where they left off last year. After finishing with an 18-9 record and making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament, the team hopes to improve despite having a smaller group of only ten players this […]

Portugal and France advance, but not without controversy

Portugal played last Wednesday against Bosnia-Herzegovina, and won 1-0 in Bosnia. In order to get to Wednesday’s match, they had a difficult journey. The team was originally predicted to win its qualifying group, but then they had a string of losses that pushed the team back to 17th in FIFA’s world rankings. Portugal then responded […]

Women’s basketball takes first two games of the season

The Judges opened up the season with two straight wins on the road, taking down the WPI Engineers on Sunday by 34 points and the Babson College Beavers on Tuesday by 10. Brandeis is ranked ninth in the country among Division III schools by after coming off their best showing in the NCAA Tournament […]

Women’s soccer falls in Eastern College Athletic Conference finals

The women’s soccer team ended their season on Sunday with a loss in the ECAC finals to the Keene State Owls. The Judges went down in penalty kicks after regulation and overtime failed to produce a winner. Brandeis defeated the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Trailblazers on Saturday afternoon in penalty kicks. The Judges got […]


Humor is Dead

Oz calls upon Israelis and Palestinians to come together

Israeli novelist Amos Oz spoke about the need for compromise between Israelis and Palestinians at Hassenfeld Conference Center Sunday night in a lecture sponsored by the Schusterman Center for Israeli Studies. Oz, who grew up on a Kibbutz, a communal living environment based on utopian society in Israel, explained that “Israel was born out of […]