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January 2011 Issue

Always Arguing: Mock Trial team continues to win, impress

Brandeis’ Mock Trial team has only been around since 2001, but its recent victories and awards have proven that the club has come a long way in the past 10 years. The club, which started with a small group of core founders, now has approximately 30 members, who all have the opportunity to compete as […]


‘Nerf or nothin’:’ now or never

Students who wander into the Shapiro Campus Center this evening at 9 p.m. will find themselves in the middle of a war zone—a Nerf gun war zone that is. The war will be the main event of Game Knight’s weekly meetings. The Brandeis club, which formerly spelled it’s name “Game Night” until it decided that […]


’Deis clubs serve greater Waltham community

The Brandeis student community is as diverse in interest as it is in composition. Students actively participate in more than 250 clubs ranging in topics from cooking to Korean culture and from environmental awareness to slam poetry. Each of these organizations caters to a different faction of the student population, allowing students to explore that […]


‘Listen to This’ makes sweet music

While reading a chapter on Johannes Brahms in “Listen to This,” the latest book from music critic and “New Yorker” writer Alex Ross, I realized a key difference between so-called “classical” and “popular” music—namely, that you can’t really write about pop music. Sure, you can deconstruct lyrics, examine musical elements, and endlessly examine and analyze […]


The unbearable lightness of being American abroad

“You’re going to learn a lot about what it means to be an American,” a veteran of the study abroad experience told me before I left last semester to study in Germany. At the time I acknowledged her statement but also shrugged it off—sure, I’d be an American, but hadn’t I always been one? It […]


Sylvain tackles ‘Love’ and ‘Loss’ during ‘Night of Haitian Poetry’

As part of an evening celebrating Haitian poetry, Brown University Professor Patrick Sylvain used his strong and vibrant poems to voice the pain, the strength and the love that have been prevalent themes among the Haitian people. The night was one of the efforts of Professor Jane Hale (FRE) to incorporate more of Haitian culture […]


The Weekly Glutton: Ollie’s provides late-night treats

Have you ever craved a pancake and waffle fries at 2:15 a.m.? How about three bleu cheeseburgers and a buffalo chicken wrap? It happens to the best of us. We all know Waltham shuts down at around 11 a.m. and that the C-Store is notoriously closed whenever you need it most. If this has happened […]


Arts Recommends

Long before films like “The Omen” tackled the hot-button issue of infants that may or may not be the antichrist, director Roman Polanski did it with 10 times the style in 1968’s “Rosemary’s Baby.” Everything appears idyllic for newlyweds Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and Guy (John Cassavetes) when they move into their new apartment, save for […]


No glove, no love: practicing safe sex

There is nothing like a week of frostbitten fingers, frozen ears and rosy cheeks to encourage us to curl up and stay in bed—and what better way to stay warm than to snuggle with somebody in bed and create your own heat? Ah sex, it is the perfect substitute for sledding: you can get slippery […]


Inconsistencies in December hit and run

Despite a citation issued by the Waltham Police for the criminal charges against a Brandeis student following a hit and run last month, the Waltham District Court has no record of the individual’s name in its system, an official in the clerk’s office said. Waltham Police charged a Brandeis student on Dec. 8, 2010 with […]