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From my desk to yours

I am sitting at my desk at home staring directly at a blank Word document. No words, no nothing, not even a title or date. From the other side of my bedroom wall, I can… Read More...

Tommy Time

Q: “Why am I crying in da slut cave?”  A: I feel a personal responsibility to respond to this because I can only imagine what position someone must be in to ask such a question.… Read More...

Tommy Time

Welcome to the first Tommy Time: an anonymous Q&A column where I will answer all of your questions to the best of my ability, possibly with some humor here and there! Considering this is the… Read More...

Horoscopes for the coming week

​Well here we are folks, it’s 2020. The age of science, and here we all are believing that Mercury being in retrograde actually means something important in our lives. So I thought, why not take… Read More...

Why am I here?: Disappointment

Hello North Quad Team, As the unofficial representative of the student body, I would like to respond to the egregious claims made of us. First of all, yes, break was very relaxing thank you very… Read More...

Why am I here?: Politics on campus

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the third impeachment trial in American history began. President Donald J. Trump is being impeached with two articles which are finally being debated on the Senate floor. As the good liberals… Read More...

Why am I here?: Class syllabus

Welcome, students, to your first day of class. I am thrilled to be teaching “Those Sexy Victorians” to you this semester, as I am sure you are excited to take off all the layers of… Read More...

Why am I here?: Traveling during breaks and going off campus

​Over breaks, such as the winter one we were all on or perhaps for weekend getaways to get off campus, many students use Airbnb to find cheap places to stay. While Airbnb is a wonderful… Read More...

Why am I here?: Winter without snow days

After just two days of snow, what was open green space on Friday is now white fields of snowmen. Not to my surprise, Brandeis students from places that do not get snow were more than… Read More...

The Hoot’s Thanksgiving table

As everyone is getting ready to go home for Thanksgiving, The Brandeis Hoot decided to take on the hardest question of the holiday: what is the best Thanksgiving food? There were many strong opinions, and… Read More...
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