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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Adagio Dance Company dazzles at ‘Be the Spark’

Lights and streamers lined the stage. Nearby hung a colorful sign that read “Adagio Dance,” a considerably modest setup for the Dance Company’s latest performance, “Be the Spark.” Other than these subtle decorations, the only other adornment was a white tarp that hung in the stage’s background, used primarily to catch the spotlights. These overhead […]

‘Spring Awakening’ combines musical talent with dark reality

This weekend, Typanium Euphorium presents “Spring Awakening.” Directed by Rachel Liff ’16, the musical premiered on Thursday night in the SCC Theater. The play opened as Sarah Steiker ’17, playing Wendla Bergmann, walked on stage toward a chair. She put on a short dress and began to sing. Immediately, the discipline and determination of the […]

Prominent Israeli figures speak on campus

Ayal Beer, former Israeli soldier, and Gideon Meir, head of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s public affairs directorate, visited Brandeis on Tuesday, Nov. 4, to discuss their experiences with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and other topics. Beer led the first half of the presentation, focusing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and combat reactions, using […]

‘Lost Girls’ tackles tough themes

This weekend, Brandeis Ensemble Theatre premieres its latest production, “Lost Girls,” a two-act drama about obstacles and trauma faced by women in all walks of life. The play was written and directed by Charlie Madison ’15. “Lost Girls” explores its themes through five women, each representative of a specific archetype of survivors of trauma. The […]

Men’s soccer celebrates senior night goal fest

The joy of the senior night electrified Gordon Field as the Judges triumphantly rolled over the Mount Ida Mustangs by the largest score of the regular season—5 to 0. The Judges rose to third place in Division III of the NSCAA with a record of 15-1, tying the teams from 1982 and 1985 with the […]

Reisman uncovers Hollywood Ten in documentary, lecture

On Wednesday evening, Oct. 29, Arnie Reisman ’64 spoke about the Hollywood Blacklist, a talk titled “When Red was a Scary Color: Hollywood and the Blacklist,” and sponsored by the American Studies Department. Reisman is the screenwriter of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Hollywood on Trial.” He is an award-winning writer, producer and performer and a current […]