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Lizzie Grossman


Vaskrik impresses audience

 On Sunday, April 15, Ridgewood Commons served as a stage for several student groups to showcase their talent for admitted students and their families.  


False Advertising with a side of fries

 On Saturday night, amidst several other art events occurring on campus this past weekend, a small  but enthusiastic group of students gathered in Pollack Hall for a mid-semester performance by False Advertising, Brandeis’ only musical improvisation group. 


False Advertising with a side of fries

 On Saturday night, amid several other art events occurring on campus this past weekend, a small  but enthusiastic group of students gathered in Pollack Fine Arts Teaching Center for a mid-semester performance by False Advertising, Brandeis’ only musical improvisation group. 


Who doesn’t love a good ‘Quickie’?

 Anyone who has seen theater at Brandeis knows the hard work that theater students put into their performances, with several hours of rehearsal culminating in an elaborate performance. At the beginning of the spring semester, however, students perform plays that have only been rehearsed two or three times — and while they are very impressive, they have the unique element of being performed in under 10 minutes. 


What a wonderful world of ‘Wonder’

 “Wonder,” based on the book by R.J. Palacio, is about a 10-year-old boy named August “Auggie” Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) who lives with his mother Isabel (Julia Roberts), his father Nate (Owen Wilson) and his sister Via (Izabela Vidovic) in upper Manhattan. While it is a story that revolves around children, the trailers attracted me to this film due to the well-known actors, the themes it deals with — which many children’s movies do not — and the values of family, love and the hardships of life that the film embodies. 


Condemn United States Gymnastics for their treatment of athletes

In a powerful statement read in court on Jan. 18, 22-year-old McKayla Maroney shared the unfortunate story of her time with USA Gymnastics team. According to a Jan. 18 article in the Washington Post, Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis read a statement on Maroney’s behalf, saying, “I had flown all day and night with the team to get to Tokyo. He had given me a sleeping pill for the flight, and the next thing I know I was all alone with him in his hotel room getting a ‘treatment.’ I thought I was going to die that night.” 


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