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April 2013 Issue

Baseball continues to struggle and drops three of four

The baseball team went into the week 9-17 and left at 10-20; they currently stand in last place in the UAA. The Judges lost a close matchup on Wednesday to Bowdoin College. Brandeis gained an early lead in the first with a double by Chris Ferro ’13, but the Polar Bears responded with one run […]

Belly dance showcases unique talents

Performing this past Sunday in the Shapiro Campus Center, the Belly Dance Ensemble brought to life Egyptian and Turkish dance through a myriad of Brandeis undergrad students, masters students and staff. Deena Horowitz ’13, leader of Brandeis’ Belly Dance Ensemble said, “What really gets me are the people I’ve been dancing with in this troupe.” […]

My Brandeis experience: an overview

Before I cross the commencement stage erected in Gosman and enter the world as a college graduate, I am thrilled to use this piece to reflect on my past four years as a Brandeisian. The lessons I learned during my semesters here were very much my own, and yet I believe they might be worthy […]

Speakers discuss conflict in the Congo

Exploring the brutal sexual abuses committed against women in the Congo, the event “War Over Minerals in the Congo, I don’t want my cell phone to fuel a war” showcased the devastation of economic warfare. It began with a film screening of the documentary, “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo,” the event incorporated a […]

Police looking at bombing suspect’s link to Waltham triple murder

It’s been more than a year and a half since police found three men murdered inside a Waltham apartment with their throats slit and marijuana sprinkled on their bodies. But authorities believe they may have new leads on the investigation because Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the suspected Marathon bomber, was close friends with one of the victims. […]

Oblivion lacks depth

“Oblivion,” starring Tom Cruise and directed by Joseph Kosinski, features a post apocalyptic Earth ravaged by a supposed alien invasion. Although interesting, the film lacks coherent plot development. The film traces the journey of Jack Harper, a technician living with his wife Victoria in a dwelling stationed above the Earth. While Victoria directs his expeditions […]

Miras project celebrates non-western music

April 22 marked the final major performance by the Middle East Music Ensemble, as part of the Miras Project, directed by Ann Lucas. The all-student ensemble, which included guests Jamal Sinno on the qanun and dancer Erzulie, performed to a group of students, family members and other guests in the Slosberg Center’s main auditorium. The […]

Gunfires, explosives reported in Watertown

An MIT police officer was shot and killed in Cambridge Thursday evening and gunfire and potential explosive devices were reported in Watertown, according to media reports and audio on the local police scanner. The Boston Globe reported that one suspect in Monday’s marathon bombing had been captured while another was still on the loose in […]

An agenda for Union reform

This editorial board congratulates all incoming Student Union officers, including the newly elected President Ricky Rosen ’14. The incoming administration will face a multitude of issues affecting the student body. The following agenda includes the items we believe should be a priority for new officers in the coming year. First, as Rosen has already demonstrated, […]

A different look at technology

The progression and definition of technology have changed during the course of history, but the last couple of centuries may have seen the swiftest and most drastic shift in technology. The wheel made it easier to transport materials, which, thousands of years later, allowed air and space travel to be taken for granted. The advancement […]