The History of Ideas program hosts a discussion about the U.S. Constitution in honor of the anniversary of its ratification
Students and faculty analyzed different sections of the Constitution.
On Monday, Sept. 13, the annual New York Met Gala saw attendees don varying garb in response to this year’s theme, “American Independence.” From Hollywood entertainers to political pundits and social media users, viewers praised and/or criticized certain attendees for wearing outspoken fashion in support of varying social justice causes. Some rallied behind the use of fashion as a medium for these expressions. Others questioned if it was rather a display of hypocrisy above all else. What kind of responsibility do members of Congress, activists and artists have in spaces of such juxtaposition of wealth and expression like the Met Gala? Where do celebrities and politicians stand and what roles do they play when they call for accountability and equality, yet also play into trends or attend spaces where these values are challenged?
I honor Halloween more than most holidays. The horror, thrilling and gory genres across movies, television shows, books and other forms of storytelling have provided me an outlet since childhood to dissect some of my most isolating and terrifying moments better than any other commemorative day or cinematic medium.
For most of the world, Sept. 8, 2021 was not significant in any way. For the University of Wisconsin’s population of roughly 4,000 Jewish students and faculty, it was a day where they had to choose between spirituality and school. This year, Wisconsin’s first day of class — a day that appeared to be insignificant to the university’s administration — happened to fall on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and one of the holiest days of the Hebrew calendar.
Even though you can't go and physically see your favorite players in a game, you can still watch sports on television. However, is watching sports during a pandemic a good or a bad thing?
For those Brandeisians who love baseball, here I present a summary of what to expect this upcoming Major League Baseball season.
Arts & Culture
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings” does not give the Asian actors supporting roles or extra roles. Instead, the movie takes its time fighting its cinematic predecessors and bringing Chinese culture squarely into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Brandeis’s 30th Book Forum: “Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness”
Instead of creating a highlight of the New Student Orientation, the Brandeis book forum does not live up to its advertised purpose. The book chosen should be more digestible, and the event should be held at a time when new students are not overloaded with other orientation events.