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December 2014 Issue

Rather Be Giraffes hosts yet another successful semester show

Can you picture a night where singing, some Shakespearean comedy, and giraffes were all present? It sounds like it would be interesting, to say the least—and it actually transpired on Friday, Nov. 21, when one of Brandeis’ a cappella groups, Rather Be Giraffes, had its fall semester show. With songs ranging from Kimbra’s “Settle Down” […]

WBRS, offering ‘Something for Everyone’

Currently, WBRS is Brandeis University’s sole student run radio station. WBRS broadcasts 24/7 to Brandeis University, Waltham and its surrounding towns. WBRS facilities are located on the Brandeis campus with studios on the third floor of the Shapiro Campus Center and features a transmitter on top of the Rabb Graduate Center. WBRS’ motto is “something […]

‘The Imitation Game’ highlights unsung hero

Ah, another movie featuring a likely awards nominee, so soon after “The Theory of Everything.” And it just so happens to be another biopic! Why, it’s almost as if there’s some sort of season upon us, an Oscar season if you will. OK, in all seriousness, “The Imitation Game” is a movie that, like “The […]

Connerty sponsors special needs sports clinic

On Jan. 10, Ed Connerty, former special education teacher in the Tewksbury Public Schools and founder of SPARK (Special People, Athletes, and Remarkable Kids), will be hosting a free basketball clinic for children with special needs. Connerty, who is a passionate advocate for children with both physical and mental disabilities, explains that the event is […]

Brandeis community expresses solidarity with MO protests

Nearly 200 members of the Brandeis community covered the Rabb steps Monday, Dec. 1, in protest of the Nov. 24 decision by a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, to not indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in the August shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. The shooting has sparked months of protests […]

SASA showcases annual Mela show with ‘Junoon: The Power of Passion’

The South Asian Student Association’s (SASA) annual Mela show, this year named “Junoon: The Power of Passion,” occurred on Nov. 22 in Levin Ballroom. The emcees announced that there were over 150 performers, which is more than they have ever had. At least 700 people were in the audience in Levin. The opening of the […]

Univ. hides fact that tuition increases aren’t necessary

The biannual stress surrounding finals and the end of the semester is always compounded by the university sending out the bill for the next semester’s tuition right before the Thanksgiving break. Adding to typical holiday stresses with family visiting and birds to be stuffed, plus those from school itself, sending the bill at this time […]

Christian Gentry and Susan Dibble lead discussion on ‘Duckfoot’ at Rose Art Museum

On Dec. 3, composer and lecturer Christian Gentry led a discussion in the Rose Art Museum with Professor Susan Dibble (THA) on Elizabeth Murray’s piece “Duckfoot.” Gentry describes the piece as absurdist, with a little comedy in the composition in a subtle form. To call the painting a “duck foot” contrasts with the conventional standard […]

Brandeis community actively involved in combating Ebola

Since the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” in August, alumni, researchers and students at Brandeis have been instrumental in developing an Ebola virus disinfectant system. The community has also been active in the discussion about the onset, economic impact and health effects of the disease. Brandeis […]