Millennials are obsessed with avocado toast, complain about student loan debt and reminisce about the time that elementary school-aged children did not have social media addictions. Generation Z’s main sustenance is laundry detergent and they know thousands of Vines by heart. But what about the inbetweeners who do not identify with either?
Back at their home on Russell Street, Late Night Thoughts members Michael Harlow ’19 and Brian Rauch ’19 can be found writing lyrics for their next hit single. The pair often writes and rehearses in one of the common rooms, which they have equipped with a drum set, keyboard, bass, guitar and PA system. To them, music has always played an important part in their lives, but it wasn’t until coming to Brandeis that they strove to become professional musicians and became one of the most popular bands on campus.
Exploring Waltham is easy due to the BranVan and the town's walkability.
On March 12, Moody St. gained an exciting new store: Kung Fu Tea. This store specializes in bubble tea, offering a wide variety of flavors and variations of the popular beverage. The bubble tea craze has recently dominated the beverage world of the United States. Popular restaurants, including the many Thai food locations scattered around the Waltham area, incorporate variations of this Taiwanese drink into menus, but those are often substandard compared to that of specialty shops. This new addition to the Waltham community has not disappointed the boba-fanatics of Brandeis.
While many Brandeisians have just started easing off their stress from “midterm madness,” they again face some “life-and-death” decisions. On Wednesday, April 3, course registration for the Fall 2019 semester opened.
From the “Cupid Shuffle” to “God’s Plan,” Levin Ballroom was filled with laughter, music and chatter on Saturday night. Attendees spent the night flitting between the dance floor, photo booth and chocolate fountains during the Eclipse Ball, the annual formal event organized by the Campus Activities Board.
On April 4, Brandeis will present its third TEDx event at the Shapiro Campus Center Theater. According to TEDxBrandeisUniversity’s website, “A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.” The content of all the TED talks will be different and independent of one another and will provide fresh perspectives on various topics. In an effort to expand on different ways of thinking, this year’s theme is “past perspectives, future minds.” This year’s speakers include Abeer Pamuk M.A.’22, Ben Greene ’21, Nakul Srinivas ’21, Shaquan McDowell ’18 and R Matthews ’19.
Tatuskar reflects on her Brandeis journey. From GirlUp Events Coordinator to Student Union President, Tatuskar has immersed herself into the Brandeis campus.
The Brandeis campus is home to many thriving religious communities
At the Multifaith Dinner, Dean of Students Jamele Adams explained his spiritual journey.
The Berlin Chapel was renovated by a group of students including Alex Friedman ’19, Marissa Farkas ’20 and Max Silverstone ’19, over the past couple of years.
Features Editor Sammy Park writes about reclaiming intellectualism as a woman in college
PARC Peer Advocate Alison Hagani '22 explains the Campus Climate Survey.
While the snow-white Boston was still shivering from cold, 11 members of the Brandeis community embarked on a journey under the Miami sun.
The Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society (BADASS) has recently focused on recruiting, and retaining, marginalized students.
Long-distance couples share their stories.
First-years explore the digital dating world, one “like” at a time.
The Department of African and African American Studies (AAAS), established on April 24, 1969, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week, but the history of Black students and their influence at Brandeis existed long before then. The legacy of Black intellectuals like Ralph Bunche — scholar, eventual Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Brandeis’ first convocation speaker — and Brandeis’ first Black graduate Herman Hemingway ’53, founder of the University’s NAACP chapter, helped Brandeis establish its reputation as an institution of social change.
Freshman Lynn-Tyia Porter shares why she thinks college friendships are so powerful.
Even though Morton describes working in the dining hall as a “privilege,” she is quick to recognize the fact that for many students – including herself – working while in college is necessary.