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April 2012 Issue

View from the Top: Sean Fabery

When I arrived at Brandeis in the fall of ’08, I had no idea what I was doing. I was only sure about one thing: I was not going to be an English major. What’s my major now? English. Any senior can tell you that’s hardly an uncommon occurrence. Plenty of people I know began […]


Track and field shine as season nears end

In a meet featuring 16 teams at the Eric Loeschner Invitational, hosted by Fitchburg State University, both the Judges men’s and women’s track and field teams recorded stellar performances. The men finished with six great times to earn 46 points and fourth place while the women earned 49 points and fifth place. For the men, […]


Oops! We’re doing it again: Why are the ’90s back?

Are you living the ’90s dream? The IFC sketch-comedy series “Portlandia” poses that very question in its first scene, a musical celebration of all the things that decade promised. “You know how people were talking about getting piercings and tribal tattoos? And people were singing about saving the planet and forming bands?” the show’s star, […]


Engrossing: Bored? Go out and do something

During the course of the past couple of weeks, I have increasingly noticed how many people complain about being bored all the time. On an unrelated note, I have also noticed how unbelievably annoying it is to listen to people complain about being bored all the time. Please don’t misunderstand me. I too have experienced […]


‘We will remember them’: a story of World War II

Samuel Edward “Eddie” Hatch—my grandfather—has lived a long time, 86 years. None was as pivotal in the story of his life as the year 1944. It is a story my family knows well. Teddy Booras, his best friend and army “buddy,” switched tasks with my grandfather and offered to clean their barracks at Sloane Court […]


‘Deis equestrians a unique team, not club

Describing Brandeis’ equestrian team, captain Madeline Brown ’14 insists that many people “don’t understand the fact that it is a huge commitment and it is an athletic sport.” She classifies the group as a team, not a club, despite some of its unique components. On the team, Brown explained that there are people who possess […]


Call Me Tweet Me: I see London, I see France: what I learned from my semester abroad

By the time you read this, I will probably be back in the United States after spending the past three and a half months in London. I absolutely love this city and a part of my heart is breaking a little bit at the thought of leaving it. This isn’t my first time in London. […]


Softball goes 1-2 over weekend as season winds down

This past weekend the Judges faced Clark and Tufts in a day-night doubleheader. The Judges split their doubleheader with Clark before losing to Tufts. The team is now 19-14 (3-5 UAA) on the season. The first game of the doubleheader was a classic pitchers’ duel. Starting pitcher Caroline Miller ’12 gave up just one hit […]


Union’s proposed amendments would only make things worse

The Student Union needs complete, systemic reform. But the great number of amendments to the Constitution proposed this week by the Executive Board (including and with the full support of President-elect Todd Kirkland ’13) does not reflect this reality. The package would largely preserve the existing problems, like the ones noted with elections, of the […]


Home Depot co-founder stresses philanthropy for businesses

Ken Langone, an investment banker who co-founded Home Depot in 1978, delivered this year’s second annual Saul G. Cohen Memorial Lecture in Rapaporte Treasure Hall on Monday afternoon. Elisabeth Cohen, Saul’s daughter, introduced Langone to the crowd as a man who has “great respect for people in all walks of life” and as someone who […]