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Loco for Loko

Death feels distant to most college students, but at a blood alcohol concentration of 0.30, it can become real. It’s a lesson many university health officials, administrators and students have learned this semester when nights of beer pong or drunk dancing were more often replaced with trips to the emergency room, as students woke up […]


The Reinharz years

When outgoing university President Jehuda Reinharz ascended to the presidency in 1994, the Brandeis endowment was a miniscule $194 million, with fewer than $10 million in unrestricted funds. Buildings, like the steps of The Rose Art Museum, were literally crumbling, and the board of trustees warned Reinharz that if money was not raised, there would […]


Midyear explores ‘pura vida’ before ’Deis

When Robyn Lederer of Washington D.C. received her letter informing her that she was a midyear she “flipped out.” With some contemplation and encouragement from friends and family, Lederer chose to see the midyear acceptance as an opportunity. According to the Brandeis website, “the opportunity to be a midyear is not one that you may […]


Dining Services collects ‘toys for tots’ during holiday season

The holiday season is fast approaching and Brandeis Dining Services has taken notice. Whether you take your meals in Sherman, Usdan or the Faculty Club, Dining Services has set up tables in every dining hall advertising their Toys for Tots campaign to collect toys for needy children in the Waltham area. Toys for Tots is […]


Editorial: United we stand

Today, members of the Westboro Baptist Church from Westboro, Kans. will picket outside of Brandeis to protest the university’s Hillel organization. The church, well-known for it’s anti-gay protests during funerals of soldiers, whom they claim fight for a country of sinners is coming to our university to “remind these Jews that they bear the curse […]


The most important New Year’s resolution

In light of the recent homosexual teen suicides due to bullying along with the visit of the Westboro Baptist Church to Brandeis, I thought it might be time to focus on the mental side of health. To be healthy, people need to be stable from the inside out, both mentally and physically. More specifically, loving […]


I can’t tell a ‘White’ lie: HTG production too long

The Hillel Theater Group’s production of Peter Shaffer’s “The White Liars and Black Comedy” was uneven and too long, with a few stand-out moments of hilarity. The audience was presented with two one-act plays that dealt with the concept of truth and the evasion of it. Two for the price of one. Unfortunately, the first […]


Experiencing a masterpiece: Monet’s ‘Waterlilies’ in Paris, France

During my semester in Copenhagen, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to travel across Europe and treat it as a classroom as accompanied by professors, I discover new cities. In my study abroad program, you are allowed the opportunity to take a class focusing on a particular feature of a city and then experience that feature […]


Coppers and robbers do brilliantly across the pond

Apparently, “Law and Order: Los Angeles” wasn’t the only Dick Wolf creation to launch this season. Indeed, unbeknown to many viewers this side of the Atlantic, the “Law and Order” creator has launched a new version of the longtime-running crime drama, “Law and Order: UK” in conjunction with BBC America. Thankfully, this new addition to […]


Majesty of Chinese art at Peabody museum

If you are a fan of Chinese art, then you must visit the Peabody Essex Museum; if you are not a fan, you should visit anyway because you may find a new passion. To experience the majesties of Chinese art, there are four must-see exhibits at the museum. The first is the Yin Yu Tang […]