A Valentine’s Day Playlist

Whether you’re in a relationship or not, whether you’re going out for Valentine’s Day or staying in, you’re going to need some tunes while you do it. Here are The Hoot’s relationship status-appropriate picks for a perfect Valentine’s Day soundtrack for you. Love Birds 1. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith 2. […]

Art exhibit tackles ‘insatiable’ appetites

We want more: more food, more money, more power, more sex—we are never satisfied with what we have and are always hungering for what we do not already possess. In the juryed exhibit “Insatiable,” currently featured at the Kniznick Gallery in the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC), 42 artists tackle modern society’s endless appetite and […]

Columbia Univ professor lectures on human rights

On Monday night, Rapaporte Treasure Hall was the site of deep discussion and debate about issues relating to human rights around the world; even the meaning and the concept of human rights was analyzed. The event, titled “The Limits of Human Rights Thinking: A Symposium on Samuel Moyn’s ‘The Last Utopia,’” gave the audience an […]

Documentary inspires debate over ‘Race to Nowhere’

Solving challenges in primary and secondary education is a complex problem, and today, everyone’s an expert. After all, most American parents went to school, and they are convinced they know what’s best for their kids. Which also means that when things don’t go as planned, parents—who want their children to be as successful as they […]

Yousome, mesome, threesome: exploring sexual boundaries

Creating healthy boundaries and discovering which sexual activities feel right or wrong for you remains the key to maintaining and exploring your sexual health. This means knowing what you are comfortable with doing as well as realizing that each person may have wildly different boundaries than you do. Boundaries can be influenced by personal preference, […]

Gosling and Williams deliver ‘Blue Valentine’

Towards the beginning of director Derek Cianfrance’s “Blue Valentine,” college student Cindy Pereira (Michelle Williams) asks her grandmother a question: “What did it feel like when you fell in love?” In response, her grandmother looks around as if she’s lost something, then gently but bluntly responds that she doesn’t think she ever found it and, […]

The weekly glutton: hole-y Einsteins!

Let’s talk about an oasis on a campus otherwise devoid of … bagels? The belly of the Shapiro Campus Center houses Einstein Bros. Bagels. Many Brandeisians frequent this throbbing center of social activity for their daily cup(s) of coffee or for a food that is quitessentially Jewish: the bagel. A bagel is a questionable food […]

Men’s basketball slumps on the road

During the last few days, the Brandeis men’s basketball team has been busy. After the upset to Rochester at home almost two weeks ago, the team traveled to Emory and Rochester for rematches, followed by a game against top-25 ranked Amherst College. On Tuesday the Brandeis men’s basketball team fell into a deep hole early […]

Runners race to victory at Tufts Invitational

Last weekend, both the men’s and women’s track teams participated in the Tufts Invitational meet. Judges runners managed to reach the podium in competitions that included runners not not only Division III, but also higher division and professional racers. Perhaps the top racer was Vincent Asante ’14. Asante placed second in the 60-meter dash, running […]

Valentine’s Day at ’Deis

What do we know about Valentine’s Day? We know that every year on Feb. 14 people send cards, flowers and gifts to the ones they love. But why is it “Valentine’s” Day? Who is St. Valentine? Today the Catholic Church recognizes at least three saints with a similar last name, all of whom were martyred. […]

Abroad at Brandeis: International Student Stories

In pursuit of their independence, five students from five separate countries decided to spend four years abroad in the United States. Searching for a small, tight-knit and community-driven experience, these five international students landed at Brandeis. Though their experiences are different, each student shares the same drive to make the best out of their four […]

Fencing: straight to the point

The men’s and women’s fencing teams have had an active week. Last weekend both teams competed in the Eric Sollee Invitational at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The women’s team also had a match against Wellesley after inclement weather postponed what should have been a Feb. 2 meeting. Tuesday was arguably the highlight of the […]

Players versus owners as NFL lockout looms near

As you probably haven’t heard, since you are most likely a Brandeis student and probably do not care much for sports, the NFL and the NFL Players Association’s (NFLPA) Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is set to expire on March 3. If no new agreement is put in place by then, there may not be a […]

Women’s basketball dry spell continues

In a rematch against Rochester, Brandeis guard Mia DePalo ’11 led all Brandeis players with 14 points including 4-of-4 from beyond the arc; however, DePalo’s hot shooting was not enough to pull away from the Rochester Yellowjackets as Rochester used two large runs, one in each half, to run away with an 80-51 victory. With […]

The Final Slam: Poets get ‘VOCAL’

On Tuesday, Feb. 8, VOCAL poetry held its most important event of the year, The Final Slam. It was a night filled with nerves, poets and nervous poets; it brought out the best in the poets—those who came to slam and those who came to be slammed. The Final Slam was held to determine who […]