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February 2014 Issue

Social justice; change more than a click away

While working on campus, I dealt with a customer who ordered some food that was eligible for meals and some food that was not. His total exceeded the value of a meal, and I had to inform him of the meal’s inability to cover some items. Complaining, he sarcastically said, “This is good for social […]

Eliana’s Advice: Words to live by on a snowy day

Dear Eliana, Word was sent down recently that school will be closed tomorrow because of the snow. Obviously, you won’t be able to respond to my question before time runs out on the all precious snow day, but I’m sure there will be more cancellations, and I could use your advice for then. Should I […]

Students protest Reinharz’s executive compensation

A group of about 15 students gathered outside the Bernstein-Marcus Administration Center this Thursday, in protest of Brandeis’ policy of executive compensation. The controversial policy, recently widely revealed in The Boston Globe, has drawn criticism for being the basis of the continued payment of former Brandeis president Jehuda Reinharz, who received $4.9 million of deferred […]

Netflix debuts quality documentary on Mitt Romney

Netflix has transformed the way media has been released with production of original series like “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black.” Their latest “Netflix exclusive” tackles a different medium—documentaries. Following the campaign of Mitt Romney through both the 2008 Republican primaries and his 2012 Presidential run, “Mitt” provides a comprehensive review of […]

Heading home; trouble with international travel

About a month ago, I was sitting in a seat impatiently—the same seat I had been sitting in for the 14 hours preceding that moment. That doesn’t sound great, does it? I was, in fact, sitting on a plane, watching it descend sluggishly over Vermont on the video screen as we approached JFK Airport in […]

Fencing teams triumph at Duke and Beanpot Tournament

The men’s fencing team has lost only two matches in their last two tournaments, and this success continued this past Saturday in Durham, North Carolina, at the Duke Invitational as they went 5-0. This performance was highlighted by a defeat of the 10th-ranked Duke University Blue Devils. Brandeis began strong against the host school, leading […]

Broken Bells breaks free after the disco

Broken Bells, the American indie rock band composed of artist-producer Brian Burton (also known as Danger Mouse) and James Mercer, came out with their new album “After the Disco” on Feb. 4. Even though many fans seemed disappointed by the band’s new songs because they lack energy or any sort of dance groove to them, […]

Stage management workshop offers important lessons for the professional workplace

Most of us aren’t stage managers. Some of us have never even attended a theater production. However, almost everyone is going to end up working in the professional world. It’s frightening, but inevitable. Leslie Chiu, director of production in the Department of Theater Arts, held a seminar called “Stage Management: The Art of Taking Care […]

Administration hides problems behind curtain

When I walked to the bathroom one recent morning to take a shower, I was greeted with something new. I had been told that it would be here eventually, but was not expecting it so soon. As it came across my field of vision, it woke me out of my morning fog and alerted me […]

Tennessee moves toward free community colleges

In Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State address last week, he proposed that the Volunteer State offer free tuition to state residents at community colleges and technology centers. The program would be called the Tennessee Promise. If implemented, Tennessee would be the first state with such a system in place for its 80,000 […]