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Brandeis University's Community Newspaper — Waltham, Mass.

December 2014 Issue

Students discuss experiences volunteering with immigrants in Waltham

On Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the Hassenfeld Conference Center, 11 Brandeis students discussed their experiences working with immigrants in the Waltham community, through the program, “The Immigrant Experience in Waltham: A Service-Based Practicum.” The students volunteered with three community partners supporting the immigrant population: the Waltham Community Day Center (CDC), Waltham Family School and the […]

Swim team falls to crosstown rival

Linsey Pool was surrounded by excitement as the Jury came out in support of the Brandeis women’s and men’s swim teams on Friday, Nov. 21. However, despite the high energy, the Judges couldn’t pull out the win against rival Bentley. Even though the Judges couldn’t pull out the win, individuals from both of the Brandeis […]

‘After the Launch’ features Boston-area start-ups

This Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Hassenfeld Conference Center, WINC (Women, Inc), a Brandeis initiative for women to support business and politics, organized “After the Launch.” The event was sponsored in conjunction with the International Business School (IBS) Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship program. The entrepreneur panelists had a chance to introduce their business and […]

‘Serial’ podcast mystifies and hooks listeners

This past October, a new podcast “Serial” was released and immediately became a hit. “Serial” is a spin-off of WBEZ’s “This American Life,” which has been on air since 1995. The podcast is released weekly on Thursdays, and is a non-fiction account of one woman’s attempt to uncover the details of a murder that happened […]

Savonen ’15 excels on the field and in the classroom

Tyler Savonen ’15 has been an instrumental part of the Brandeis men’s soccer team and an accomplished student since the beginning of his time at the school. As one of the team’s captains, Savonen helped to lead his team to the Elite Eight this year, all the while maintaining a 3.7 GPA. Savonen is a […]

In defense of Uber

Here at Brandeis, we face both the positives and the negatives of living on a suburban campus, relatively disconnected from the bustle of city life. It’s a peaceful and semi-isolated existence, yet to get off campus to other nearby areas, it can sometimes be a challenge. As helpful as taxis can be, more and more […]

Best start in years for women’s basketball

Despite a tough loss to the Tufts Jumbos on Nov. 22 by 74-51, the first loss of the season for the Brandeis women’s basketball team, the team pulled themselves together for a home game against the Emmanuel Saints last Tuesday with a 12-point victory, 66-54. The Judges then kept up their winning streak for the […]

Family transcends religious boundaries

Beatrice W. Hudson, known to me as Be Be, was my great-grandmother. She was one of the strongest, and most caring people I have ever met. Born May 10, 1918, in Suffolk, Virginia, she was the oldest of 13, and played a major part in raising her many siblings. Being a black woman in the […]

Pres. Lawrence discusses rising tuition costs

University President Frederick Lawrence joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan of Boston Public Radio on Nov. 20 to discuss the cost of a higher education and what makes Brandeis a unique institution. The interview was conducted as part of a series with other leaders and thinkers that shape the Boston area. In just the last […]

Brandeis should open up to Christmas

After Thanksgiving, and unfortunately even earlier, after Halloween, society turns to the next big holiday: Christmas. The holiday commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the day that, according to Christian belief, God came into the world to save mankind. Other holidays are celebrated around the same time: Chanukah memorializes the Second Temple’s reclaiming by the […]