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April 2010 Issue

Growing up with golf

I remember a warm spring day. I walked onto the mat tee—a green square made of beat-up Astroturf—and carefully placed a small white ball onto the rubber tee. About 60 yards ahead of me, a yellow flag with a large number one blew in the wind. Dad sat on the bench behind me, watching as […]


Women’s track and field places fifth, men seventh at outdoor UAA Championships

In a weekend full of stiff competition, the Brandeis track and field teams stepped up their game and walked away from the University Athletic Association Championships in St. Louis with three championship performances, one meet record, two school records, two NCAA qualifying standards, and five all UAA honors. “The amazing success our athletes had this […]


Men’s tennis finishes fourth at UAA Championships

On the courts of Carnegie Mellon University last weekend, the Brandeis men’s tennis team wrapped up a successful season at the University Athletic Association’s yearly tournament. The Judges, who entered the tournament with an 8-8 record, left with a fourth place finish, the team’s best under fifth-year coach Ben Lamanna. The journey for fifth-seeded Brandeis […]


Brandeis completes road schedule with two wins

Occasionally, usually less than once a week, the Brandeis softball team has actually lost a game this year. I know, this seems shocking given their stunning season so far. Never fear, though–they just made sure that their national ranking of 18 can only improve following another perfect week on the diamond. To be fair, they […]


Former poet laureate Louise Glück reads from new book

In a series of powerful readings, former United States poet laureate and Fannie Hurst visiting professor Louise Glück shared with Brandeis students a few selections from her new book of poetry “A Village Life.” According to event coordinator and Glück’s friend, Professor Mary Campbell (ENG), the renowned poet doesn’t like to do readings. Campbell hypothesized […]


Chico Colvard presents a ‘Family Affair’

For the average member of a family that has been rocked by abuse, it isn’t exactly easy talking publically about your own situation. Filmmaker Chico Colvard is not average in this regard, as he spent the last eight years crafting a documentary titled “Family Affair” which delves into the way his own family has handled […]


Early Music Ensemble rocks the Renaissance

Two weeks ago, the Brandeis Music Department was catapulted into the 1500s, and it still has yet to return. Following on the heels of the University Chamber Choir’s exploration of Renaissance-era a cappella, the Brandeis Early Music Ensemble presented “Mixed Blessings: Beatitudes and Benedictions from Another Age” to small, intimate audiences on Sunday, April 25, […]


Don’t panic! ‘Guide’ a scrappy tribute to original

I went to the Brandeis Official Readers’ Guild’s (BORG) production of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” with some reservations. I love Douglas Adams’ radio play, with its talented vocal cast, nifty sound effects and killer theme song. I couldn’t bear to see what carbon-based life forms would do to it. I gulped a pan-galactic […]


Moving beyond skinny jeans and shaggy hair

Quick: name five female artists you listen to on a regular basis. Now name five artists of color. I came to the somewhat startling realization, as someone who identifies as a feminist and is interested in anti-racism, that the vast majority of music I own has been produced by white dudes. Most of it is […]


Dancing to the beat of my own drum

I discovered African dance during the fall of my junior year while I was studying abroad in Chile. Valparaiso was putting on its huge annual street parade. It featured, among other things, African dance and drumming. Hearing that more dancers were needed, I immediately volunteered. Mind you, I’d never taken an African dance class, had […]