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Building from the ground up

My freshman year, I arrived on campus two weeks early. The campus was empty, except for the men’s and women’s soccer teams and the volleyball team. I got recruited to come to Brandeis for volleyball… Read More...

SSIS advice column

Welcome back to the SSIS column, where we answer any and all of Brandeis students’ questions about sex, sexuality, identity and relationships. If you have a question you’d like answered in our next column, email… Read More...

Respect student journalism: mic drop

Campus journalism is vital at any university. Maybe I sound biased, as someone who has worked on The Brandeis Hoot the past four years. But if anything, my experience with The Hoot has shown me… Read More...

Louis D. Brandeis: abolish the Board of Trustees

Divestment does not go far enough; we must divest ourselves of the Board of Trustees. Each day our community does not act, climate change becomes ever more irreversible, our university profits off of a principally… Read More...

Advocacy for policy change: powering us through politically empowered renewables

Combating the climate crisis is not contingent on whether people believe the science or not, it is contingent on political will. Historically, energy reform has been led primarily by entrepreneurship and the private sector, but… Read More...

How the measles outbreak really looks

Infectious diseases are nothing new to humanity. We have been fighting them since the dawn of time; fighting for our lives. What infectious diseases did for humanity during that point in time was build up… Read More...

An Ode to The Hoot: What I learned in the BMC

Four years later. Here I am, a senior approaching the end. I have spent eight semesters at Brandeis, which means apparently now I have accumulated some sort of wisdom to share. What invaluable lessons have… Read More...

The Hoot’s editorial cartoonist speaks

This is only my second time writing for The Hoot. I wrote once as a first-year and now I’m writing for the last time as a senior, so maybe this is fitting in a bookend… Read More...

Statement from Hillel Student Board on recent events

There has been a lot of discussion over the last 24 hours, on campus and on social media, about the defacement, restoration, and subsequent defacement of an art exhibition, part of Brandeis Hillel’s “Israel Week,”… Read More...

What we can do here and now

My advice to Brandeis students: Eschew transience by engaging with your community. In other words, live in the here and now. It’s something I’ve struggled with for most of my life, trying to stay firmly… Read More...
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