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Lachlan Elam ’22 lets Brandeis see the stars

John Fornagiel and Sasha Skarboviychuk

Women’s basketball continues early success

Jesse Lieberman

Men’s soccer finishes season strong

Francesca Marchese and Sasha Skarboviychuk

Features

President Ron Liebowitz sat down with The Brandeis Hoot to help the student body get to know him better. In a half-hour dialogue with The Hoot, President Liebowitz gave some insights into himself, Brandeis and...
Dining while in college can seem daunting. Students often struggle with the need to both maintain their health and manage specific dietary needs, on top of the many other stressors that being in college brings....
The idea of Witchcraft spellbinds the world. From the infamous Salem Witch Trials to beloved media like “Harry Potter,” magic is an enduring fascination.  Dr. Helen Berger, a distinguished sociologist of contemporary Pagan and Witchcraft...

Editorials

We’re at that terrible time of the year when the sky is dark by 5 p.m. every single night. The days are short, the classes are long and the joy of the holidays seems so...
James Feng ’22, the former Student Union secretary, was impeached from his position on Oct. 27 due to neglect of his responsibilities, according to a previous Hoot article. Feng believed that the other members of...
When we first came to campus, one of the convenient modes of transportation that were presented to us at orientation was the BranVan. While they are definitely beneficial and convenient to students having to run...

Additional News

Doris Tsao from the University of California Berkeley took part in a lecture series honoring the legacy of Dr. John Lisman at the university on Nov. 15. Tsao spoke on her career and research in...
Danny Lyon—a photojournalist—joined Waltham High School members and university students in a Zoom session on Nov. 17, to answer questions from students. Lyon discussed his career in photography and different projects of his work with...
The Brandeis South Asian Student Association (SASA)—a club promoting a safe space for South Asians in the Brandeis community—hosted Mela on Saturday, Nov. 13. Mela—Hindi for Fair—is an annual performance at the university promoting an...

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Arts

Musician Jesse Sendejas is grateful for the life he has. That’s what stood out to me most during our short conversation outside the Middle East, a small venue in Cambridge, this October. Sendejas is a...
If you had told me 10 years ago that Ariana Grande would be cast as Glinda in the movie adaptation of “Wicked,” I would have said, “The movie is still only in pre-production?” This prequel...
First released in 2012, “Red” was noteworthy for some of Taylor’s most beautiful lyrics and sounds, and it marked the beginning of her transition from the country to pop genre. Now the hottest album of...

Sports

The Brandeis men’s basketball team began the 2021-2022 season with a lopsided win against Rivier University. This first game of the season took place on Nov. 11 with Brandeis as the home team.  The first...
The Brandeis University fencing teams traveled west to the United States Air Force Academy to compete in the Western Invitational against some of the most elite teams in the country. Overall, the Judges were successful,...
Between Nov. 13 to 14 the Brandeis men’s and women’s club ultimate frisbee teams headed to regionals. The women’s team is called Banshee and they participated in regionals at Williamstown. The men’s team is called...

Opinions

Over the summer I took on a new job which was nothing like my previous one. You see, in high school and for my first year of college I worked at a restaurant because all...
Breaking news: most students are using MacBooks. A huge majority of college students, nearly three quarters of them, use or would prefer to use a Macbook, according to TechSpot. At the risk of sounding like...
Welcome back to the Student Sexuality Information Service (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...

The Brandeis Dietitian Nolan Reese creates link between Brandeis Dining and students. http://ow.ly/I1wT50GTL4y…tudent-at-a-time/

When you look around a college campus you see a lot of MacBooks. Read this edition of The Hoot to find out what these two writers think about this phenomenon.
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Read about “Red (Taylor’s Version),” sad girl autumn album of the year. http://ow.ly/fRSY50GSR5n

Did you know that Brandeis has a telescope AND an Astronomy Club? Find out more in this week's issue of The Hoot! http://ow.ly/u03i50GSbHr

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