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September 2010 Issue

Secured clubs gain, others make do with less

Chartered clubs received 42 percent of requested funds from the Student Union Finance Board, a decrease from 68.7 percent last fall. Secured organizations, or those guaranteed to receive a certain baseline funding by the Union Constitution, meanwhile received an additional $55,000, according to Student Union Treasurer Akash Vadalia ’11. The additional funding for secured clubs […]


One Tall Alumnus: Reconsider ‘mistaken’ admissions changes

During my time at Brandeis, I was extremely dissatisfied with the undergraduate community, and oftentimes used this publication to voice my sentiments concerning many facets of university life. At some points, I lashed out at the university itself and pointed out characteristics of our institution that could be improved. However, this criticism was only voiced […]


Using common sense in the age of Facebook

During the past few years there has a been a lot written about the Millennial generation, the generation of which I, and every current member of the Brandeis student body, am a part. We are on track to become the most educated generation in American history, according to the Pew Research Center, and nearly every […]


Altered Consciousness: Shifting gears in Afghanistan

Approximately nine years ago, the United States invaded Afghanistan to topple the Taliban government that was providing Al Qaeda with a safe haven. Today, the American military still occupies the country and little visible progress has been made there. Therefore, President Obama needs to fundamentally alter his Afghanistan strategy. Currently, the large military presence in […]


Sexcapades: Sex or ex?

As you may have guessed, I am a huge proponent of sex in relationships. In fact, it might be more correct to say that I strongly believe in sex as relationships. I think factors like common interests and ideals and chemistry are hugely important (what use is great sex if he can’t also make you […]


Clubs should spend less

Brandeis Clubs have had it good and easy far way too long. When they requested money from the Student Union Finance Board (F-Board), they received most of what they needed and had successful activity–and free food–filled years. This Marathon (fund distribution session) was vastly different. Faced with a tidal wave of requests, F-Board was forced […]


Former athletic director receives distinguished service award

Michael Coven could barely say anything at all. That’s about all there is to say. The Brandeis Men’s Soccer coach, rarely at a loss for words, found himself in the unfamiliar position of not knowing what to say. Or how to say it. “It’s even hard to put into words. It’s very emotional. This is […]


Univ spends millions on fire safety, no sprinklers in Castle building

Although the Schwartz Hall building in the Castle Residence Quad does not have fire sprinklers, the university has taken on extra efforts to install sprinklers in many buildings during the past 10 years, according to Waltham Fire Department Chief Richard Cardillo. Public Safety’s annual report last week incorrectly listed the number of sprinklers on campus, […]


Students unite to help in Pakistan flood relief efforts

Brandeis students are known for their commitment to helping those in need, so it needs little explanation that following a summer of disastrous floods in Pakistan, the student body is doing all they can to improve the lives of people on the other side of the world. Floods began in Pakistan and nearby countries on […]


BSF taking proposals

The Brandeis Sustainability Fund is now accepting grant proposals to make Brandeis more environmentally friendly. The Fund, new this year, was created last spring following a student body vote to increase each student’s semesterly Student Activities Fee by $7.50 in order to fund projects that will make Brandeis more eco-friendluy. The BSF is an effort, […]