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Slowing down to appreciate the moment

Life is always teaching us when we least expect it, and my dog, Scout, has been the one teaching me a lot my whole life. From how to always be there for someone to taking… Read More...

Why am I here?: life updates

Here we are, another old column back by popular demand! Except this time popular demand means my girlfriend saying, “remember that terrible idea you had for a column last year, yeah bring that old corpse… Read More...

Post-election horoscopes

Well, due to popular demand, and by popular demand, I mean my mother saying, “Do another star sign one that was funny,” I bring you another set of horoscopes. I know it is still a… Read More...

The Hoot’s Halloween candy

Halloween is traditionally a time of magic, bone-chilling costumes, pigging out on candy and watching scary movies until you’re cowering with fear and turning every light on. This year, Halloween instead is a time when… Read More...

How to Halloween during the coronavirus

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again! Yes, that’s right—it’s getting close to that time to let your hair down, let it all hang out and just let it be … Sorry, I couldn’t think… Read More...

Universal agreement: rank choice voting

   It seems in every political debate from presidential all the way to representative, a highly empathetic question is always asked. It follows the same structure every year but changes in what kid it comes… Read More...

Brandeis and the PR dilemma in the year of COVID-19

You do not have to be a major in marketing or, in fact, a college student to know this self-evident truth about Brandeis—Brandeis public relations does not exist. There is no better example of this… Read More...

Zoom class stereotypes

Seems like yesterday when we all moved into campus during the mid-August heat. All of us and our one move-in helper ran bags and boxes of our stuff up multiple floors. We came down all… Read More...

The Brandeis dining staff—worth taking a bullet for?

    Sodexo—some of us love it, some of us hate it. Actually, wait, no take that back, all of us hate it. But regardless of our unanimous opinion on the food and the fact that we… Read More...

An extrovert’s quarantine thoughts: Adam and Eve

Last time I wrote one of these articles, the Brandeis community had just been sent home as lockdowns began to occur around the world and in, well, certain parts of this beautiful country. But regardless,… Read More...
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