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August 2013 Issue

Soccer teams ranked No. 12 in nation

The Brandeis men’s and women’s soccer teams each have been recently ranked as the No. 12 teams in the nation for Men and Women Division III Soccer for this upcoming season. The placement comes from the National Soccer Coaches Association of American Preseason Top 25 Poll. The recognition is a continuation of the success last […]


Glorified swag with Kanye and Jay Z

As the summer of 2013 ran its course, the music world exploded with huge new albums, singles, concert tours, deaths and lawsuits. Amid all the drama, however, one conversation in particular has risen above all: the comparison of new releases by Jay Z and Kanye West, two of the biggest names in hip-hop today. Jay […]


Pittsburgh researcher accused of murdering wife by cyanide

Dr. Robert Ferrante, neuroscientist and co-director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for ALS Research, has recently made headlines for his involvement in the murder of his wife, also a Pitt researcher. The 64-year-old is charged with the homicide of 41-year-old Dr. Autumn Marie Klein, chief of women’s neurology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical […]


Children focus too much on gender stereotypes

I spent my summer surrounded by children, working at both a musical theater summer camp and for a nanny company. Spending nine or more hours a day with kids was a learning experience in more ways than one. What surprised me the most was learning about the way that children perceive and experience gender. I […]


Treat yourself to “Parks and Rec”

I’m not the type of person to follow multiple shows, or even one show, when they’re actually being televised, but I do like to have a show on Netflix or iTunes that I can watch in my down time. I went around asking those I trust for advice, and a friend of mine recommended NBC’s […]


Transitional Year Program named to honor Myra Kraft ‘64

45 years ago, the first Transitional Year Program (TYP) students enrolled at Brandeis as a means to help them afford and succeed in higher education. Now the TYP program has been named in honor of Myra Kraft ’64, an alumna and trustee who passed away in 2012. The Kraft family made a $5 million dollar […]


Escape into the “Wild”

One of the best parts about summer vacation is the freedom to slip into stories that aren’t your own. As you turn the pages to meet new protagonists, everyday worries seem to fade away. With the first sip of green tea in your favorite coffee shop at the end of a workday, the specters of […]


Babson apologizes to Brandeis for 35-year-old slurs

As tensions rose during a 1978 soccer match against the predominantly Jewish Brandeis University team, members of the Babson College team hurled anti-Semitic words against their opponents, shouting “Holocaust” while wearing swastikas emblazoned on their uniforms. According to the Anti-Defamation League, an organization dedicated to combatting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, students hung signs […]


Sodexo to partner with student community

Vital to the health of a University is the quality of student life. Candidates for admissions will not attend a school that does not promise a rich, vibrant and wholesome college experience. Foremost among the barbs frequently lodged at Brandeis’ management of campus life is its food service. Students complained that food provided by the […]


Department of Theater Arts offers something for everyone

From portraying artists in love to celebrating 365 plays, the members of the Brandeis Department of Theater Arts plan to willkommen, bienvenue, welcome all to the fall semester. Brandeis Theater Company will put on three major productions this fall, with the largest being “Cabaret,” the musical. All students, regardless of major, are invited to audition […]