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Salad Bar Savvy: How to Navigate the Dining Hall Salad Bars

By kmoranrd
April 23, 2014 - 8:47am

Ever wonder if the salad bar is really as healthy as you think? You’re in luck! The salad bars at Brandeis Dining have a variety of lean proteins, whole grains, and low-fat legumes to keep you going. Its' colorful offerings in the veggie department are packed with nutrition from vitamin A through E. Let’s take a closer look at the nutritional breakdown and how step by step you can create a healthy salad. READ MORE

Top YouTube Workout Videos for the Busy Girl

By Chastity DeLorme
April 13, 2014 - 9:58am

What is YouTube good for? Re-watching Beyonce performances so you can perfect your hair flip? Videos about how to tie a scarf in 115 different ways? The source for every Ellen clip ever, providing hours upon hours of procrastination and intense abdomen laughter? The answer to all of these is yes, but YouTube is good for another thing and that is working out! This does require you to get up and move; you can't just sit and watch, but who am I to judge? Here is a list of some of our favorite YouTube workout vids. READ MORE

10 Things We Learned from the Mr. Brandeis Pageant

By Chastity DeLorme
April 12, 2014 - 8:45pm

This past week Relay for Life and Student Events hosted this year's Mr. Brandeis. Not only did we see a lot of skin this year, but much more was revealed. Read on to see what Mr. Brandeis 2014 taught us! 1.  Joe Robinow (winner winner chicken dinner) likes it when you throw things in his face, preferable white and sugary (ew get your mind out of the gutter, I’m just talking about the whip cream). READ MORE

Weekly Playlist: Springfest Part 1

By Sydney Westervelt
April 10, 2014 - 12:37pm

Introducing our new weekly playlist series! At the start of the upcoming fall semester we will continue to make a new mix every week for you all to enjoy! This week's mix features one of the bands performing at Springfest on April 27th, 2014.
And check back in two weeks for part two of this Springfest mini-series! READ MORE

End of Semester Five Stages of Grief

By Emily Reich
April 9, 2014 - 10:57pm

The school year is coming to a close, and it can be hard to understand that emotional roller-coaster you must be riding! With a little help from the Five Stages of Grieving and everybody’s favorite queen, Beyoncé, we can understand all those emotions.  1. Denial It seems impossible that yesterday wasn’t late August and we were all moving in, ready to start a new year at the best university ever. Where did all the months go?!  2. Anger This is not fair. I didn’t pay tens of thousands of dollars for this short of a school year! Who decided to end the year in May? READ MORE

Herbs and Aromatics

By kmoranrd
April 7, 2014 - 12:16pm

In honor of National Garden week, this week's article is dedicated to Herbs and Aromatics. Jump into Spring, and enjoy some of these natural flavors! Adding herbs and aromatic vegetables to food and drinks can boost flavor while keeping calories, fat, sugar and sodium down. Mint in ice tea, lavender on grilled chicken and basil with strawberries are just a few tasty ideas! Making your own vegetable stock with veggies such as carrots, onion and celery is another flavor boosting basic. The options are endless, and they only increase if you have your own garden! If you don't have the space or time investment, try planting a few small pots with your favorites to get started. Enjoy! READ MORE

Spring Beauty Products

By Emily Reich
April 3, 2014 - 12:49am

With temperatures finally not dropping below a balmy 45 degrees, it's time to embrace all the best parts about the warmer weather. Get ready for studying outside, iced coffees, and flip-flops with this exposé of the best beauty products for spring! READ MORE

The Mix CD

By Sydney Westervelt
April 3, 2014 - 12:30am

In this day and age it seems hard to come by people who still appreciate a good old-fashioned mix CD. My friends and I love to make and exchange mixes, but in general, the mix CD is a dying art. It’s sad, because one of the best feelings you get is when someone gives you a mix! That physical CD, with a clever title, and maybe a cool design in sharpie markers, makes you feel all the feels because you know that person put time and effort into crafting the perfect combo of upbeat and not-so-upbeat tunes (that obviously have some sort of hidden message, too…duh!!). Personally, when I make a mix, I try to put a few songs on it that the intended listener probably knows, and then the rest are similar songs/artists. I always try to tell some sort of story....

National Nutrition Month

By kmoranrd
March 29, 2014 - 10:11am

It's the last week of National Nutrition Month! If you haven't taken the opportunity to make a nutrition goal for the month, it's never too late! As spring approaches what not a better time than now to reflect and think about the food you eat and how nutrition plays a role in your life. Think about it, everyone has a relationship with food, what does yours look like? Take a moment  READ MORE

Easy April Fools' Day Jokes

By Emily Reich
March 26, 2014 - 8:59pm

Arguably the best holiday in spring is coming up next Tuesday- April Fools’ Day! Here are some quick and easy pranks to pull on your friends that can be done right here on campus. Saran Wrapped Door:  This prank requires only two materials, and is great for pranking a friend or roommate! Make sure the person is in the room before you begin, and make sure they won’t leave while you’re in the middle of pranking them! (A good time would be when they are sleeping.) Materials: Saran wrap Tape Procedure: READ MORE