Hello Everyone!

Hi! My name is Deena Kanopkin. I am a freshman hoping to double major in chemistry and studio art. I am from Randolph, MA, which is about 30 minutes south of Waltham. In high school, I was involved in Gay-Straight Alliance, Drama Club, ART Club, and Math Team.

I’ve always really liked dancing and jewelry. No, I love jewelry! It is truly a passion of mine, but my biggest passion mine, my reason for living is food. I want to be a food scientist someday, and I love all aspects of food. I love cooking, growing, and learning about food. I want to change the way America eats and thinks. We should all care about what we are consuming and how it is affecting our bodies, the economy, other people, animals, and the environment. I believe in animal and worker’s rights. I only eat hormone-free, antibiotic-free, free range meat. I try to only organic produce and avoid artificial ingredients and preservatives. I never eat at fast food establishments. I am against the use of corn for high fructose corn syrup and as feed stock for animals.

I want change and I am willing to devote my life to it. My goal is to work for an organic food producer and work in food policy. I have never blogged before, but I love reading blogs. I am so excited to jump in and get started.

Painting the streets purple: Wear purple today!

Wear purple today!

Today has been declared Wear Purple Day. Show your acceptance of the LGBTQA community and bring awareness to the cruelty and inhumanity that the community faces on a daily basis by decking yourself out in purple today. This is a day for Gay Pride and equality. Recently 6 homosexual boys committed suicide because they were abused. Abused because of the way they are, the way they were born. Now is the time to take a stance against the inhumanity of homophobia. Brandeis needs to show its love and respect for the LGBTQA community. Whoever you are, come wear purple with us to show your love. Show the world that no matter your sexuality, Brandeis will open its arms to you. We need to live up to Louis Brandeis’s ideal of social justice, so let’s paint the street of Brandeis purple today!