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March 2012 Issue

Softball endures harsh week to even record at .500

This past week the Brandeis University softball team went through a gauntlet of games playing four double-headers. They went 5-3 in this stretch once again to reach .500 with a record of 8-8 (3-5 UAA). In the first double-header, the team split a pair of games with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). In the opening game, […]

Julian Cardillo reflects on fencing season

This past weekend foilist Julian Cardillo ’14 finished 19th out of 24 foil fencers at the NCAA Collegiate Fencing championships at Ohio State University. Cardillo is currently majoring in politics with a minor in journalism. Aside from fencing, he is also involved with WBRS and BCLU. Cardillo, who placed 17th in the championships last year, […]

As baseball’s losing streak continues, season getting out of hand

The baseball team failed to break out of their slump this past week as they dropped all three of their games to fall to 5-16 (1-7 UAA) on the season. The team has now lost 13 of their past 14 games by an average of 5.5 runs. This past Sunday, the Judges faced Framingham State. […]

Give documentaries a go

I waste multiple hours in my dorm room every night watching television online. It began with Hulu and now includes Netflix. I started with Hulu in order to continue my newly acquired interest in “Grey’s Anatomy,” but I only managed to watch the first two seasons before I broke down and stopped. Most shows get […]

Still Writing: Controversial ending? Let it be

Without a doubt, “Mass Effect 3” was the biggest video game release of March. Like the rest of the series, it was met with critical acclaim. Unlike the rest of the series, it has become entangled in a controversy caused by some fans’ disappointment with the ending of the story. Online, there is a petition […]

Is Brandeis “ducking” out on its commitment to social responsibility?

Almost every morning I wake up to the sweet quacking noise of the local ducks in Massell Pond. Usually paddling around or hunting for worms, two feathered friends have decided to set up camp in the pond outside my dorm. Students report that the pair returns back to Massell every year. The birds appear to […]

Rue and racial slurs

Unless you have recently been living under a rock, you may have realized that the movie “The Hunger Games” was released this past weekend. Besides filling up the pockets of Hollywood producers—the movie grossed around $155 million its opening weekend and is expected to make another $60 million this weekend—it also served as the latest […]

Re-examining poverty in America

The Holy Cross-sponsored “The Other America Then and Now” poverty conference in Worcester brought together more than 100 participants, including nearly two dozen Brandeis students and staff last weekend. The conference demonstrated how much has been achieved and remains unfinished in efforts to eradicate unfair income inequality in America. “The Other America,” published in 1962, […]

Altered Consciousness: Toulouse killings recall echoes of anti-Semitism

I am still shocked by the murder of three children and a teacher at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school in Toulouse, France, last Monday. The image of a seven-year-old girl fleeing for her life being shot point-blank in the head is haunting. Since then, a French Jewish teenager was beaten in Paris by anti-Semitic […]

The Hunger Games are an emotional punch

“The Hunger Games,” an adaptation of the popular book trilogy by Suzanne Collins, premiered March 23 to the incredible success of $155 million. This record-breaking opening is a remark on the series’ considerable fan base, who showed up in droves at midnight premiers across the country, often dressed up as one of the many beloved […]