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November 2014 Issue

More commitment needed to turn off lights

One of the unfortunate necessities of winter in the Northeast is the greater reliance on energy. Whether that energy derives from renewable resources like wind or solar power or from the more commonly used fossil fuels, there will always be greater dependence on energy during the winter than in the summer. Needing to heat buildings […]


Student reps relay board notes

Last week, student representatives to the Board of Trustees Mohammed Sidique ’15 and Grady Ward ’16 sat in on the board’s fall meeting. Sidique and Ward sent out a memo to the entire student body describing the proceedings of the meeting and their roles as student representatives. Their memo also included the board’s future plans […]


B.SASV issues progress report

Brandeis University failed to measure up to most of the requests made by Brandeis Students Against Sexual Violence (B.SASV), according to a “progress report” published by the club this week. The report was an update of the group’s April petition for a stronger university response to sexual violence and assault on campus, and featured letter […]


Hiatt connects students to futures

In hopes of landing their dream jobs in an ever competitive job market, students on any given day shuffle into the Hiatt Career Center in Usdan Student Center, Room 15. Hiatt plays an important role in the Brandeis community on two levels, explained Hiatt’s Interim Dean and Director Andrea Dine. From the students’ perspective, Hiatt […]


Women’s basketball dominates in first weekend

The women’s basketball team kicked off its season on Saturday, Nov. 6 with an afternoon game against Mount Ida College as part of the 2014 Brandeis Tip-Off Tournament. The Judges came out with intense energy and held it throughout the game, crushing the Mustangs 85-36. Brandeis had four players in double digits for the game, […]


BTC showcases exquisite beauty in ‘The Conference of the Birds’

“The Conference of the Birds” is beautiful. The first (and most notable) exquisite aspect is the set itself. Staged in the Laurie Theater, a small round space, the actors bring the play to life in an arena incredibly close to the audience. Behind a platform sketched with what looks like sand, lies a portal—a screen […]


Men’s soccer returns to Sweet 16

The Brandeis men’s soccer team fed off the energy of a large crowd Saturday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Judges defeated Husson University 3-0 and moved on to the second round of the tournament. The first goal came on the second shot of the game when Michael Soboff ’15 ripped […]


Professors should alter syllabi to better aid students in learning material

Under normal circumstances, it is incredibly easy to fall behind on coursework. When new material that will not be on the upcoming exam is introduced right before the exam, it is even more impossible to avoid. I can’t speak for everyone’s study habits, but in my own experience, I tend to focus on the material […]


Better planning imperative for events

Each semester I have been here, some event has happened that made me question Brandeis’ competency in event organization. Usually, it has to do with food or commencement speakers, but in this case, it happened to be an event smack dab in the middle of the semester. The famed library party, which the school officially […]


Community can end fat-shaming

We’re all human beings, and we all need to support each other. When we pass judgment on others, either purposefully or subconsciously, we lose a sense of our humanity. Some tend to think of themselves as really special when they tell others how to live their lives. These people, who find themselves better than others, […]