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Erasing signs of protest does not negate existence of campus sexual violence

In an effort to shed light on sexual violence perpetrated on campus, Brandeis Students Against Sexual Violence (B.SASV) hung banners in the SCC and arranged flags on a nearby walkway for Admitted Students Day. These displays were then removed by Read More...

Beyond trial, menstrual product campaign should remain in hands of Union

After April break, the Student Union will begin a month-long trial of distributing free menstrual products in select men’s and women’s bathrooms across campus, and also at SSIS. Come fall semester, the Union will present the results of the trial Read More...

Graduate student worker union a necessary protection

Graduate student workers are an integral component of our university community. They are our teaching assistants, and they do the difficult and not always glamorous work in research labs. They serve a dual role as students and workers, with the Read More...

Evaluating the scope of campus journalism

The Brandeis Hoot has been in conversation with Vice President for Student Affairs Sheryl Sousa ’90 and The Justice regarding the rights and responsibilities of student journalists on campus. The purpose of these meetings is to eventually update the student Read More...

Task force should prioritize marginalized voices

Charlotte Aaron, Features Editor and Undergraduate Student Representative to the task force, was not involved in the writing of this editorial.

A Task Force on Free Expression should represent the opinions of all members of the community. It should uplift Read More...

International Student Senator necessary addition to SU Senate

Seniors Kira Levin and Bidushi Adhikari, Class of 2019 Senator Hannah Brown and President of the Student Union David Herbstritt ’17, are working on instituting an international student senator position within the Student Union. The international student senator would accompany … Read More...

Univ. must continue to stand up to travel ban and Islamophobia

Following President Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order banning travel into the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, Brandeis University joined with seven other Boston-area colleges and universities to file an amici curiae in support of a civil action launched against Read More...

What journalism gets wrong: a whitewashed industry

Regardless of political orientation, we can all agree that the news outlets feeding us our information are flawed. Journalism in the United States has consistently failed to serve the interests and needs of readers, and this trend is not new. … Read More...

Marching is only the beginning

In the wake of the many women’s marches around the country, it is easy to think that after such a large outpouring of support—the women’s march in Washington, D.C. alone was three times the size of Trump’s inauguration—the marches were … Read More...

Univ. needs to use institutional privilege to stand up to Trump anti-immigration policies

In the wake of the recent presidential election, many university student organizations have pushed for their campuses to become “sanctuary campuses.” Last month, Brandeis students joined this effort, issuing a petition urging administration to “investigate the possibility of our campus … Read More...

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