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September 2013 Issue

Eliana’s Advice

Living at Brandeis can be a challenge. We are daily faced with the mounting pressures of class, social upheavals, and culture clash. Fortunately, Eliana Sinoff is here to answer your questions and maybe make life a little bit easier. Although a first-year, Eliana has experience dispensing advice from her career as an advice columnist for […]


Lemberg celebrates groundbreaking ceremony

Celebrating the creation of a new child care facility to be built on South Street, President Fred Lawrence cut the ribbon at the groundbreaking ceremony for Lemberg Children’s Center this past Tuesday. The proposed center will address the increasing demand for child care services by both the Brandeis and Waltham communities. With waiting lists of […]


Waltham group outreach resonates with students

On the weekend of Sept. 20, a group of 21 students went on a trip to VINE Sanctuary, an animal refuge in Springfield, VT, through the Volunteer Vacations program from Waltham Group. The students performed various jobs around the sanctuary, which is home to a very diverse group of animals. Some were rescued from the […]


Rights and responsibilities need to be read

On Sept. 20, Jamele Adams sent the 2013-2014 copy of Student Rights and Responsibilities to the entire campus. While some updates were minor wording changes, we commend the university on the creation of the position of Sexual Assault and Prevention Services Specialist. The description, in Section 3, is written as follows: “The position of Sexual […]


Aftermath of Harvard cheating scandal brings few repercussions

The dust is beginning to clear after dozens of students suspended during Harvard University’s cheating scandal have returned to the school. Nearly one hundred and twenty five students enrolled in “Government 1310: Introduction to Congress” were investigated after a teaching fellow noticed similar answers on the take home final exam, including some with verbatim responses. […]


“We’re the Millers,” a comedy that pulls on heartstrings

If you’re looking for a great comedy to brighten up your day or relieve stress from the impending doom of midterms, look no further than “We’re the Millers”. The movie, released in mid-August, features Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter. With raunchy and mildly offensive humor at times, the movie is guaranteed […]


Ambitious first year starts Quaker worship

There are only around 86,000 Quakers in the United States of America. In fact, the highest concentration of members of the religion is in Africa, with around 134,000 Quakers in Kenya. Here at Brandeis, there is at least one Quaker: Jake Silverman ’17. A first-year new to campus, Silverman was so desperate to find a […]


Mariano Rivera retires from Yankees to fan adoration

Few athletes in recent memory have been as universally praised and level headed throughout their career as New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. The soon to be 44-year-old has played 19 seasons in the Bronx and is retiring at the end of the season. He is the all-time saves leader and is commonly thought of […]


Poet explores history and family lore

An author who describes her own process as “noodling with words,” Tess Taylor believes writing is a calling, not a career. Taylor’s work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Times Literary Supplement, The New Yorker and on NPR’s All Things Considered. Released in August, her lyric debut “The Forage House” has begun to attract attention, […]


Sexual assault prevention conference educates faculty

Brandeis hosted one of two state government sponsored conferences on sexual and domestic violence prevention on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Over 300 individuals from many institutions of higher education in the area attended the event at Sherman Function Hall. The conference featured two panels, one of which addressed the relationship between alcohol and sexual violence and […]