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‘Leveling Up’ is the wrong choice of show

­­­Every theater major has to complete two practicum requirements by working tech for a department show, including running lights, sound, costume, backstage crew and ushering, among other jobs. This semester, I needed to complete my last practicum, and the only Read More...

Do not grow complacent

On Jan. 21, the single largest protest in American history occurred in Washington, D.C. Between 3.3 and 4.6 million people participated in the Women’s March to protest the inauguration that had occurred the previous day in an incredible display of Read More...

Violence against Richard Spencer threatens American values

The identity of the author of this piece is known to the edi- tors-in-chief, but is being with- held due to the author’s concern about retaliation.

Recently, there appeared in these pages a column titled “Resistance and punching Richard Spencer.” … Read More...

On violence as a valid option

Let’s have a civics lesson.

Actually: First, let’s start with a journalism lesson. I’m one of the editors-in-chief of The Brandeis Hoot. This means that I write in two different voices for this paper: One as an editor, influenced by … Read More...

Undocumented immigrants face an ominous future

I spent my February break visiting relatives in Westchester County, an area a little north of New York City. My aunt is heavily involved with political activist groups in the area and told me about a volunteer opportunity: A church … Read More...

Figuring out where home is

“What’s your name?” “Where are you from?” Everyone asked these questions during the first few months of college. When every face is a new face, it’s good to start by establishing some basic information, and it only took me a … Read More...

The public health cost of political fear

In this new presidential administration, many Americans are angry. This is especially true of black Americans, undocumented Americans and members of other marginalized communities. The histories and reasons behind their fear and anger are too numerous to count, but one … Read More...

The Brandeis response to the immigration order

There is something in the air on the Brandeis campus that gives the impression that nothing is occurring. Yes, Donald J. Trump is President of the United States. Yes, his policies are somehow uproarious, but so far the most affected Read More...

Are we criticizing Betsy DeVos enough?

Betsy DeVos has received quite a bit of criticism in recent weeks, and frankly I find this initial level of criticism to be both unfair and un-American. As Americans, we should be criticizing DeVos much more.

To understand why, we Read More...

Noisy neighbors and the selfishness epidemic

Please, by all means, continue standing in the doorway to have a conversation with a friend. Nobody else needs to get in or out of the building five minutes before class starts. Please, leave more hair in the public showers Read More...

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