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Naomi Soman


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Bronstein Week can offer more in terms of spirit

This week is Bronstein Week. Who was Bronstein? Why do we celebrate him, or better yet, why do we celebrate him with making slime and learning about “Rugrats”? I loved ...

Gaps in housing coverage need to be addressed

Housing is over, and once again it has caused more pain than pleasure and split up more friendships than it has created. There is not enough campus housing to fit ...

Shuttle service can be improved through innovation

One of the great things about going to school at Brandeis is that the exciting city of Boston is only a half-hour drive, and students still get to live on ...

Defending comedians, stereotypes are meant to be comical

Along with a capella, improv comedy is hugely popular on college campuses. Brandeis is no exception, boasting multiple improv groups. The problem with performing at a school, however, especially one ...

Are midyears at a disadvantage?

As many of us are finally settling into our daily routines for the spring semester, midyear students are just finally adjusting to a whole new experience. Thrown into a new ...

Does work-study offer time for work and study?

Though Brandeis is a very expensive school, as all private schools are, it does tend to give a good amount of financial aid. Tuition has been steadily increasing over the ...

How facilities can help keep resolutions

Many of us pledge that with this new year, we will eat healthier, exercise more often, lose weight, and the like, and these are all wonderful goals, but college students ...

Intramurals create strong sense of community

Let’s face it: Brandeis is not known for its athletic ability. We are certainly known for our brains, but sports tend to fall by the wayside. This past week’s events ...

Trying to find peace in a crowded room

The new Upper Green Room is gorgeous. Otherwise known as Farber Mezzanine, or the room above Starbucks, Brandeis remodelled it perfectly. There are large tables with high chairs, clusters of ...

What to make of grade inflation at Brandeis

The amount of grade inflation in the past decade has risen tremendously, especially in liberal arts schools. According to a database constructed by Stuart Rojstaczer at GradeInflation.com, the average GPA ...