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October 2014 Issue

Investment Club places third at statewide conference

The Brandeis Investment Club (BIC) placed as one of the three finalists in the Seventh Undergraduate Investment Conference on Oct. 17, at the University of Michigan. The conference was composed of 21 colleges, including two Ivy League schools. Kenneth A. Buckfire, the president and co-founder of Miller Buckfire & Co., opened the conference with a […]


Walter Benjamin’s ideas brought to campus by lecturer

On Thursday, Oct. 30, the Brandeis community had the unique opportunity to listen to Howard Eiland speak about the works and life of Walter Benjamin, a renowned 20th-century philosopher. The event complemented a conference held at the beginning of October on philosopher Herbert Marcuse to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of one of […]


Rose Art Museum hosts successful diaspora event

On Friday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m., the Rose Art Museum hosted a Diaspora event with artist Mark Bradford and lawyer Anita Hill. The event was created because the Rose now houses some of Bradford’s work, and is part of the Art, Blackness and Diaspora series. A few minutes before 2 p.m., the museum was […]


Feel free to express identity

Recently, a case arose where a woman was convicted and ridiculed for placing a Mexican flag representing her heritage on her front lawn. A political activist walking by her house confronted and interrogated her through the window and said, “We live in America! You can move to Mexico if you want to wave your Mexican […]


I, too, am Brandeis

The phrase “I, Too, Am Harvard” might ring a bell if you have a Tumblr account or keep up with Buzzfeed. In March 2014, a student at Harvard University created a collection of photos to illustrate the personal experiences of black students at Harvard University. The messages may be accounts only of their specific lives, […]


Run the Jewels puts out a satisfying sophomore effort

Way back in May 2012, Atlanta hip-hop agitator Killer Mike released “R.A.P. Music,” his sixth album, to significant critical acclaim. The album was entirely produced by Brooklyn underground rap legend El-P, and this connection introduced Mike to hipsters and new popularity. Later that same month, El-P released “Cancer 4 Cure,” his third album to similar […]


Student activism continues to be admirable

Brandeis students are known for being very vocal in their complaints about the university. From dining services to the mailroom, students have created a dialogue around the improvements they feel are necessary. However, this semester, many students are raising the bar—in regard to the administration’s lack of attention to cases of sexual misconduct on campus. […]


Judges volleyball triumphs over Lasell

After a 13-game losing streak, Brandeis women’s volleyball started to turn things around with a sweep of Lasell College on Tuesday night, Oct. 28. The Judges defeated the local rival 3-0 in a quick game at home. The win brings the Judges to a record of 6-20, while Lasell fell to 6-26. The Judges didn’t […]


New Christie-Cuomo policy is rash, unhelpful

In a world in crisis over how to contain and reverse the exponentially growing Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, one would hope that the American media would try its best to cover it. Contrary to that belief, our media is busy reporting to death the situation that Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo of […]


The Cutting Board: Prime Deli vs. Prospect Cafe

Every once in a while, your stomach may be growling for the type of food that Sodexo just can’t provide. Last week, I decided to venture into Waltham and determine once and for all which place was truly better—Prime Deli or Prospect Cafe. I did not order take out from these restaurants so I can’t […]