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February 2014 Issue

UTC to host AIDS fundraiser for Broadway Cares

This weekend, Tympanium Euphorium aims to celebrate music while simultaneously raising money to fight against AIDS. On Saturday at 8 p.m., Tympanium Euphorium, one of Brandeis’ undergraduate theater companies, will present their annual benefit event, Brandeis Cares, at the Shapiro Campus Center Theater. Brandeis Cares will donate all proceeds to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, which […]


Proposed Apartheid week creates mixed feelings

A highly controversial event has been planned for the week of March 3 on campus. The Brandeis Israel Apartheid Week circulated around Facebook rather quickly on Monday night, with ensuing debate among individuals from the pro-Israel and pro-Palestine sides. The Students for Justice in Palestine, the organization running this week-long event, claim that its purpose […]


Major dining plans to be implemented, but slowly

Brandeis recently announced, amid student protests, that meal plans would become mandatory for students not next year, but in the fall of 2016. The email released by Brandeis titled “INFORMATIONAL: Dining Update” detailed a timeline for upcoming dining transformations. These alterations promised by the university are part of a “slow phase-in schedule … to offer […]


Spring at The Rose provides thought-provoking art

Gleaming silver greets the museum-goer of The Rose this semester in its upper gallery. Made of several metallic bridges, this is “Chris Burden: Master Builder.” Burden is an interesting artist who is increasingly connected to The Rose. He is the creator of the major installation “Light of Reason,” which will be a large public work […]


Unviversity housing moves online to facilitate student need

’Tis the season for frantic upperclassmen, broken friendships and student Facebook statuses that read, “May the housing odds be ever in your favor.” Housing numbers for the 2014-2015 school year were announced last week, with the lottery set to take place from Mar. 9-13 for rising sophomores and Mar. 16-21 for upperclassmen. This year, Brandeis […]


Defending comedians, stereotypes are meant to be comical

Along with a capella, improv comedy is hugely popular on college campuses. Brandeis is no exception, boasting multiple improv groups. The problem with performing at a school, however, especially one that puts such an emphasis on diversity, is the fact that there are people from many different backgrounds who may take offense. If anyone is […]


“Play On!” a work in progress but beautifully performed

“Play On! A One-Woman Musical Romp with Shakespeare’s Heroines” was conceived, written, co-developed and performed by Laura Jo Trexler MFA ’14. The show was born from one song, “Speak No More,” that Trexler wrote last fall in order to connect to the character of Gertrude in “Hamlet” in a more meaningful and deeper way. The […]


Assault in Shapiro Residence Hall, no arrests made to date

On Feb. 12 at 11:58 p.m., a student reported an assault that occurred in Shapiro Residence Hall to Brandeis University police. The report involved an assault and battery situation between two students that was considered “simple not aggravated.” Simple assaults are ones where there are no intention to do any other injury. This type of […]


Artist-in-residence Abrams accepted to Boston Sculptors Gallery

Christopher Abrams has been the Artist-in-Residence at Brandeis for the best part of 10 years. When he first came here, he was barely out of graduate school. He has come a long way since then; at the end of January, Abrams was accepted as a member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery. Boston Sculptors Gallery is […]


Will online housing selection work?

It’s that time of year again: housing selection. Every year, housing selection is a huge stress for many Brandeis students—especially for rising juniors and seniors since they are not guaranteed housing. DCL does work very hard to get all students housing regardless of the non-guarantee. Nonetheless, housing selection is still very stressful. It is nerve-wracking […]