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National Collegiate Volunteers effect change in New Orleans

I believe community service has received new life these past few weeks, as President Obama has made it a point to call on the American public to make a difference in their communitie… Read More...

The New Age of Ageing

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For most students, aging entails legal drinking, independence and an expanding range of new possibilities at its best. At its worst comes the need to retire pajamas and Birkensto… Read More...

When the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Brandeis University takes pride in its diversity. Beyond the verbal emphasis in Brandeis’ mission statement, students are recruited from around the globe and represent diff… Read More...

When tragedy turns into awareness

LIFE LESSONS: After the death of her brother, Marti Dembowitz '10 was determined to advocate for fire safety.<br /><i>PHOTO BY Max Shay/The Hoot</i>

LIFE LESSONS: After the death of her brother, Marti Dembowitz '10 was determined to advocate for fire safety.
PHOTO BY Max Shay/The Hoot

Like any older brother, Seth Dembowitz use… Read More...

Students visit Washington, experience inauguration

<i>PHOTO BY Annie Chiorazzi</i>

PHOTO BY Annie Chiorazzi

The t-shirts being sold at the Obama Inaugural Celebration concert on the Washington D.C. mall summed up our reasons for being there.

The shirts read thin… Read More...

Heart and soul of the Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy:  Chaplaincy Department Administrator Ellie Afienko works closely with all four chaplains: Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim.  Afienko has worked in the Chaplaincy for 30 years and has watched the department expand from three to four chaplains. <br /><i>PHOTO BY Jodi Elkin/The Hoot</i>

Chaplaincy: Chaplaincy Department Administrator Ellie Afienko works closely with all four chaplains: Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim. Afienko has worked in the Chap

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Students create a united Phront

Phront: Julian Olidort '11 (left), president of the Student Philanthropic Front (Phront for short), speaks to members Wednesday night, during their first official meeting of the semester.  At the beginning of each semester, members of the Phront elect a charitable cause presented by a student and work to raise money to help the student meet their goals.  Last semester members of the Phront raised $1435.86 to help bring electricity to a village in Peru.  Fundraiser events ranged from a concert at Biagio's to a dormstorming event with members of the Brandeis men's ultimate frisbee team. The Phront will host their election meeting Thursday Jan. 22.<br /><i>PHOTO BY Max Shay /The Hoot</i>

Phront: Julian Olidort '11 (left), president of the Student Philanthropic Front (Phront for short), speaks to members Wednesday night, during their first official meeting of t

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Home on the range, not at the ‘Deis

THE RANGE: Republican Arthur Serer ‘11 shoots a Glock pistol at the Manchester Shooting Range in New Hampshire.  Though Serer has never shot a gun before, he hopes to one day own one.<br /><i>PHOTO BY Ariel Wittenberg/The Hoot</i>

THE RANGE: Republican Arthur Serer ‘11 shoots a Glock pistol at the Manchester Shooting Range in New Hampshire. Though Serer has never shot a gun before, he hopes to one day own on

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A funeral for Tate Lucas

I had just returned from the December holiday. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, I lived in a village in the northern region of Namibia, known as Ovamboland. I was sitting under a tree tryi… Read More...

A major popularity contest

A group of economics students huddle around a table, analyzing last night’s problem set, throwing around terms like “consumer surplus” and “law of diminishing returns… Read More...

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