Last Friday, one of the most deadly natural disasters in Filipino history devastated the Leyte, Iloilo, Palawan and Cebu provinces of the poor island nation.
Last summer, defying a United Nations mandate, a Canadian indigenous group poured large amounts of iron filings into part of the Pacific Ocean.
A few weeks ago, Brandeis was treated to a visit. A friendly young advertiser-excuse me, "educational ambassador"-representing Google, the famed search engine, hardware manufacturer, social network and translation tool, came by to show off some of her company's newest products.
To my fellow first-years, I'd first just like to say congratulations: you are in. And not only are you in, but even more relieving, you are finally out. Out of the prep classes, practice tests and Princeton Review textbooks.