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January 2013 Issue

Judges drop two more games as skid grows to six games

On their second UAA road trip this past weekend, the Brandeis women’s basketball team fell to two top teams, Emory and Rochester. Scoring the season’s lowest output, 28 points, for a second game in a row against Emory, the Judges managed final scores of 28-59 in the first game and 72-58 against Rochester. The team […]


Judges take step back, losing two on the road, seven-game winning streak snapped

This past weekend, the men’s basketball team dropped a pair of games on their second UAA road trip of the year, losing to No. 1 Rochester 69-65 and to Emory 69-55. With the losses, the Judges fall to 14-4 on the season with a 5-2 record in UAA play and slide from No. 19 in […]


Toying with a world without tech

Sometimes when lost in thought, or perhaps after pulling too many late nights in the library, I gaze around at all the technology that surrounds me and I come to a devastating and perplexing conclusion. If suddenly all these tools were abolished, and the human race were left to recreate the innovations that define our […]


Call me, Tweet me: Ke$ha is the role model I’ve been looking for

Remember that quote by John Lennon that was all over Xanga seven or eight years ago? “When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ […]


Never kill Peter Pan

If anyone is a fan of TED talks and education, they have probably watched the TED Talk by Ken Robinson about how creativity is being sucked out of our classrooms at an alarming rate and having a detrimental effect on students. After re-watching this video in one of many endeavors to procrastinate, I became inspired, […]


A loss for consumers in the wallet

It’s not often that I’m excited to spend most of my year in Massachusetts. With toll roads, Dunkin’ Donuts everywhere and an overabundance of Patriots/Red Sox/Bruins/Celtics fans, it can get to be a little much. As of this past Sunday, however, going to school in Massachusetts has a major benefit. This week in Massachusetts, it […]


Look to your community, not across the globe, to help those in need

Although many students travel across the globe to serve those less fortunate, there are plentiful opportunities for service in our own backyards. One does not need to travel to a third-world country to help people who are suffering from injustices. As the refugee population of the United States continues to increase, there are people right […]


Brandeis music professor Mary Ruth Ray remembered

Mary Ruth Ray, a beloved Brandeis music professor and performer, passed away on January 29 after a battle with cancer. Student performer Yoni Battat ’13, sharing memories of Ray, remembered her modesty, saying “She would have said ‘enough about me, some music would be nice.’” Ray started teaching viola and chamber music performance at Brandeis […]


Main St. Strip Mall Angers Waltham Residents

Roughly one mile from Brandeis, there is a major construction site on Main Street that is simultaneously angering Waltham residents for damaging nearby homes and promising the addition of several exciting shops and restaurants. Last week, a group of angry Waltham residents met with project officials to complain about the recent rock blasting at the […]


Communications employers visit campus at Hiatt event

100 Brandeis students and 30 off-campus employers from the communication and media industry gathered for an evening of roundtable discussions and networking at the Hiatt Career Center’s third annual Communications Forum. Bill Imada, founder, chairman and CEO of IW Group, an intercultural marketing agency, gave the keynote address. Imada’s advice to the room full of […]