Fencers still strong in post-season

Though the regular fencing season is complete, the team continued to channel their strength for post-season meets at Mount Holyoke College and the University of Pennsylvania. At the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference on Feb. 22 hosted by Holyoke, Brandeis took home the trophy as the six-weapon champion, living up to last year’s victory. For […]

Baseball Team Leaves Florida 4-2

The Judges baseball team lost their first game of the season against Warner University of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 5-3 on Monday Feb. 17. The Royals left the game 8-4, but they have since dropped to 8-8. The Judges fared better in their second game of the season, winning 12-2 against Johnson University, […]

Planned ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ riles students online

This Monday, a Facebook event titled “Brandeis Israel Apartheid Week” went viral. The event was created by Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine (BSJP) member Aya Abdelaziz ’16 and administered by several others. It came into existence with the purpose of being a headquarters for the titular series of events, which will begin next Monday […]

Unviversity housing moves online to facilitate student need

’Tis the season for frantic upperclassmen, broken friendships and student Facebook statuses that read, “May the housing odds be ever in your favor.” Housing numbers for the 2014-2015 school year were announced last week, with the lottery set to take place from Mar. 9-13 for rising sophomores and Mar. 16-21 for upperclassmen. This year, Brandeis […]

Students give a “hand up” with Habitat for Humanity

For 10 Brandeis students, February break was not filled with TV marathons, warm beaches or sleeping all day. Instead, they spent their time serving others: giving them “a hand up, not a hand out,” in line with the motto of Habitat for Humanity. Members of the Brandeis chapter of Habitat for Humanity traveled to York, […]

F-Board announces funding for spring 2014

Brandeis boasts an active student campus, known for its clubs, extracurriculars and events. There are roughly 250 clubs varying in focus, including academic, service, sports, political activism, media and publications, arts and culture and spiritual and religious. Every semester, the Student Union’s Finance Board is in charge of allocating funding to these clubs, though not […]

Major dining plans to be implemented, but slowly

Brandeis recently announced, amid student protests, that meal plans would become mandatory for students not next year, but in the fall of 2016. The email released by Brandeis titled “INFORMATIONAL: Dining Update” detailed a timeline for upcoming dining transformations. These alterations promised by the university are part of a “slow phase-in schedule … to offer […]

Brandeis releases five steps to alter crosswalk

In a continued effort to improve student safety and collaborate with the city of Waltham, Brandeis released a list of steps that will be taken in terms of crosswalk safety. A statement by Ellen de Graffenreid, senior vice president for communications, and Ed Callahan, director of public safety, was released to The Brandeis Hoot and […]

Clark University No Longer Need-Blind

Clark University, located in Worcester, Mass., has recently decided to adjust its admissions policy away from the preferred need-blind method to need-aware. A need-aware policy takes the student’s ability to pay into account so that the school will not have to give as much in financial aid to students. Students first heard of the decision […]

Assault in Shapiro Residence Hall, no arrests made to date

On Feb. 12 at 11:58 p.m., a student reported an assault that occurred in Shapiro Residence Hall to Brandeis University police. The report involved an assault and battery situation between two students that was considered “simple not aggravated.” Simple assaults are ones where there are no intention to do any other injury. This type of […]

Wonders of Wonders: Fiddler on the Roof’s Cultural Impact

Brandeis was lucky enough to have Alisa Solomon, author of “Wonders of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof” come to talk about her book on Feb. 25 in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall. Students, professors and scholars crowded around the spacious room, all eager to learn the aesthetic, cultural and generational features so […]

Baker ’14 finds passion in poetry and education

In college, we are often encouraged to find a way to mold our hobbies and interests into our professions, as passion often translates into enthusiasm and success. We are told to concoct a major or dream job by marrying separate ideas and goals into one ultimate goal. However, this is not always the most effective […]

Spring at The Rose provides thought-provoking art

Gleaming silver greets the museum-goer of The Rose this semester in its upper gallery. Made of several metallic bridges, this is “Chris Burden: Master Builder.” Burden is an interesting artist who is increasingly connected to The Rose. He is the creator of the major installation “Light of Reason,” which will be a large public work […]

“Play On!” a work in progress but beautifully performed

“Play On! A One-Woman Musical Romp with Shakespeare’s Heroines” was conceived, written, co-developed and performed by Laura Jo Trexler MFA ’14. The show was born from one song, “Speak No More,” that Trexler wrote last fall in order to connect to the character of Gertrude in “Hamlet” in a more meaningful and deeper way. The […]

‘House of Cards’ continues to prove addicting

It’s nearly impossible to review the second season of “House of Cards” without spoilers, and if you’ve made it this long without being spoiled, I am thoroughly impressed. Nevertheless, I find it necessary to say that beyond this point, I will not withhold any information about the plot of “House of Cards.” When the writers […]

UTC to host AIDS fundraiser for Broadway Cares

This weekend, Tympanium Euphorium aims to celebrate music while simultaneously raising money to fight against AIDS. On Saturday at 8 p.m., Tympanium Euphorium, one of Brandeis’ undergraduate theater companies, will present their annual benefit event, Brandeis Cares, at the Shapiro Campus Center Theater. Brandeis Cares will donate all proceeds to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, which […]

Artist-in-residence Abrams accepted to Boston Sculptors Gallery

Christopher Abrams has been the Artist-in-Residence at Brandeis for the best part of 10 years. When he first came here, he was barely out of graduate school. He has come a long way since then; at the end of January, Abrams was accepted as a member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery. Boston Sculptors Gallery is […]