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Shoshana Finkel


The temptation of 'The Tempest'

“The Tempest” is running for another weekend, and I highly encourage you to go out and see it for yourself. It is the culmination of much hard work, and the actors are a delight to watch. Go immerse yourself in the world of Prospero’s island; despite the production’s shortcomings, you may still emerge a changed person.

The Mystic Light In Poetry

This event exceeded my expectations of a biographic lecture on a well-loved poet, and enlightened me on the many layers of religious history and spiritual exploration in Bialik’s poetry. 

Summer, stars, swordfights, Shakespeare

When you see it as it was intended to be seen ⁠— in the open air, with people in the audience from all walks of life ⁠—  you can get swept up in the drama, adventure and laughter and forget that you’re in the middle of an American metropolis. 


 Instead of choosing a soap box or soup can to paint, Pindell depicted a skeleton, perhaps the most basic and mundane of all objects, despite our usual disdain for them — everyone has a skeleton, after all.  

Puppet show for grownups

 As many Brandeis students gathered on Chapels Field for Springfest, I decided to attend a different kind of rowdy performance: a puppet show full of slapstick for the kids and political jokes to get a few chuckles out of the parents.  

Students with disabilities can speak for themselves

Section 504 of the United States Rehabilitation Act states, “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States… shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” This law, passed in 1973, forever changed how Americans with disabilities are treated. This clause has always applied to universities that receive federal funding. But unfortunately, in almost every institution of higher learning in this country, the vast majority of students with disabilities still face discrimination and inaccessibility all the time. Brandeis is, unfortunately, no exception.

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