naya shcere

March 10th, 2016

Video Story Pitches

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1. Medieval Pike Warfare Reenactment March 10 with Early Modern Europe history class.

Students are going to use PVC pipe and will be taught movements and formations soldiers did during the medieval era. This event will take place on Chapel’s field.

2. WBRS Event at Chums on March 19. WBRS PRESENTS: Vundabar // RFA // Minor Setbacks.

3. Poetry Out Loud – 11th Annual Massachusetts Finals March 13.

Presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Huntington Theatre Company at the Old South Meeting House, high school students will compete in the 11th Annual Massachusetts Finals of the national poetry recitation contest.

January 28th, 2016

Story in the Making

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This may be a little risqué but we will see.

Recently, I had a friend from NYU stay over for a few days and she told me that she had signed up to be a sugar baby because “that is what everyone does” at NYU. I was perplexed and she told me that the living expenses both on and off campus are just too expensive. Regular minimum wage jobs that college students are eligible for just don’t cut it so many students create online accounts and become sugar babies. When I began discussing this with my other friends who go to different schools, they said that the sugar baby culture is also rampant on their campuses. For my story, I want to investigate and delve deeper into my friend’s world as a sugar baby. I just find it very interesting that so many people are choosing to make quick money while only a few really have the motivation to work long hours at a minimum wage job. Are rising costs of tuition and living pushing students across the country to find quick and easy ways to make money? If I pursue this story, I will hope to answer or reflect on this question more deeply and more informatively.

Another story that hits close to home is the difficult transition from life at home to college. One of the reasons I chose to come to Brandeis was so that I could learn more about my Judaism. However, it has been a difficult transition and I am not the only jewish person on campus who feels the same way. Brandeis has a large student population and tries its best to cater to every walk of jewish life, but some people aren’t fitting in regardless if they are orthodox, conservative, or reform. Why is this such a predominant issue on a predominantly jewish campus?

Until next time!

January 19th, 2016

hey what’s up hello

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Hey everyone!

My name is Naya or Maya, but with an “N.” I am currently a first year and honestly, I did not express any interest in journalism until this past December. I have always wanted to go to law school or find a job in some type of social work and while looking for internships I realized that I don’t necessarily see myself in an office looking over a tedious amount of paperwork. I have always enjoyed writing and that is why I enjoy journalism. I want to become an on-the-scene reporter or a correspondent of some sort (maybe).

An on-campus news issue that intrigued me this past semester was how some sororities at Brandeis decided to not show support for the Safe Campus Act. This is very interesting because the sororities justified their reasoning for withdrawing their support. They believe that survivors of sexual assault should be given an array of options in case they do not want to report the assault to the police. However, is that in fact the actual reasoning behind this? Or does the greek life on campus want to reduce the chances of getting in trouble for serving alcohol to underaged students or participating in the assaults themselves?

An off-campus issue that I have been following for awhile relates to global warming and its impact on the environment and politics. NASA recently reported that 2015 was the hottest year in over 100 years. Yet, how can people still say that global warming does not exist? Why are people choosing to ignore the issue and act as if the ice caps are not melting rapidly? With all of the time and effort people spend into not believing in it, those resources can be used to help slow down global warming. In my opinion, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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