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April 2011 Issue

Stay healthy when school’s out for the summer

As we dust off our shorts and dig out those flip-flops, a twinge of excitement and sadness rushes across the campus as we realize the semester is almost over and the summer is here. Before I continue, I just want to thank everyone who reads my health column and the feedback people send me; I […]


‘Conspirator’ hatches plot to underwhelm audience

Shortly after assassinating President Abraham Lincoln, actor-turned-assassin John Wilkes Booth jumped from the presidential balcony at Ford’s Theater, breaking a leg in the process. Nearly 150 years later, actor-turned-director Robert Redford’s “The Conspirator”—a dramatization of the events surrounding the trial of the lone female implicated in the murder—lands with a similar thud. In the aftermath […]


African dance enlivens campus center

With alien-like creatures littering the lawn of the Great Lawn, one can only imagine what is lurking inside. Thursday night, alongside intricate paintings, moving photos and a rainbow squiggly snake, the beat of the heartbeat of southern Ghana radiated through the Shapiro Campus Center atrium. It was here that the students of the class Ghana […]


A guide to the sounds of Springfest

May 1 marks the date for Springfest, an all-day outdoor music festival hosted by Student Events and WBRS, which is one of the most anticipated events of the year. This year’s festival will feature of Montreal and Far East Movement, as well as DOM and rapper Aziz, a current Brandeis first-year. “It used to be […]


BEAMS marathon brings electronic music to campus

The Leonard Bernstein Festival is once again upon us, and the campus is abuzz with creativity for this four-day celebration of the arts. Perhaps you’re excited for the BTC production of “Dog Sees God” or Boris’ Kitchen’s new “Armed & Legged” show. Maybe you just can’t wait for Springfest to start on Sunday. And maybe […]


The glutton: exploring the aisles of the C-Store

As gluttons, we know that the only thing we get out of studying is a huge appetite. The best way to study—or procrastinate—is by taking a trip to the P.O.D., colloquially known as the C-Store. The C-Store is our favorite place to go to get snacks we probably would never have heard of unless we […]


Here’s to the nights…

Take Back the Night was created more than 30 years ago as a vigil and march to protest sexual assault and the danger people often feel walking alone at night. As it grew in popularity, it became an annual part of college tradition, including at Brandeis. After gathering at Rabb steps, participants are given candles […]


Students organize 5K for charity

The Brandeis-run Waltham Alliance to Create Housing, a community development corporation, (WATCH-CDC) is hosting a five-kilometer run around Loop Road this Saturday to raise funds for its housing advocacy clinic. The 5k is designed to help support Waltham residents in need of emergency housing by providing them with grants in the hope that the money […]


Acheampong reflects: State of the Union

Union President Daniel Acheampong ’11 boasted his administration’s successes in the areas of student-administrative representation, curriculum and dining changes in his second and final State of the Union address Thursday night in Rapaporte Treasure Hall before an audience of fellow students and members of the university senior staff. Acheampong announced that beginning this fall “the […]


MLB power rankings: Rockies reach the peak

It’s the semester finale! While a lot has changed during break, some things stay the same. The Rockies, Phillies, Yankees and Rangers, for instance, consolidated from the top six to the top four while teams like the Indians dropped with important division losses. All records are as of April 26. 1. Colorado Rockies (16-7): As […]