Brandeis improves Prospect St. studio’s safety

The actions of Fine Arts majors in the past month prove that these students remain as committed to the vitality of their department as they are to their art. Students’ efforts combined with an article published in The Hoot on Feb. 14 have inspired major safety improvements for the dilapidated Fine Art building on Prospect […]

Rosen’s amended constitution finally comes to vote

When Ricky Rosen ’14, student union president, was elected in April of last year, one of his top priorities was amending the Student Union Constitution. “It was one of my more prominent initiatives, but I wasn’t the only one that saw the need to move forward with these constitutional amendments,” Rosen said in an interview […]

Women’s tennis wins two, men narrowly lose

The 24th-ranked women’s tennis team had a much easier time against NYU on Saturday, defeating them 8-1. In doubles competition Carley Cooke ’15 and Simone Vandroff ’15, Allyson Bernstein ’14 and Marissa Lazar ’14 and Roberta Bergstein ’14 and Sarita Biswas ’16 each won by large margins. The third through sixth seeds of the singles […]

Softball team defeats 9th-ranked Emory

The softball team left the University Athletic Association tournament 3-5 but ended on a high note, defeating ninth-ranked Emory University 12-11. Brandeis had lost to them 14-6 in six innings last week. The offensive rush began quickly as the Eagles Megan Light hit a two-run homer in the top of the first. Brandeis scored in […]

Baseball team 2-6 in UAA tournament

The baseball team managed one win in the final half of their eight-game University Athletic Championship in Florida. They defeated Washington University in St. Louis on Thursday, March 13, 5-3. The Judges had lost to the Bears three days earlier, 8-3. The first run of the game came from the Bears in the bottom of […]

Anita Hill opens up about power dynamics in documentary ‘Anita’

Over 20 years ago, a young African-American woman named Anita Hill faced a panel of 14 older white males of the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Hill endured uncomfortable and awkward questioning from the panel as she testified against Thomas for sexual harassment that occurred while she […]

Levine aspires to share love of violin after graduation

Like most college freshmen, Rachel Levine ’14 came to Brandeis with an open mind. “I wanted the options. I liked that I could explore my major,” she said. Although Levine, a Music Performance major, has been studying the violin since she was four years old, she did not plan on studying music when applying to […]

State of Sustainability a panel about campus initiatives

The Student Union Senate Sustainability Committee held the first State of Sustainability address, giving environmentally-minded groups and individuals an opportunity to share how they are paving the way for a legacy of environmentalism throughout campus this Tuesday, Mar. 18. A series of speakers—representatives from campus environmental groups, former Chair of the Environmental Studies program Professor […]

WSRC scholars and students discuss reproductive rights

On March 12, scholars from the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) and students gathered in Liberman Miller Lecture Hall to watch the short film “Roe at Risk: Fighting for Reproductive Justice.” Dr. Shulamit Reinharz, the founder and director of the WSRC, and Dr. Paula Doress-Worters, a scholar from the WSRC, were among the key speakers. […]

Concerns voiced but barely addressed in public forum

On Thursday, March 20, a group of students and other members of the Brandeis community gathered in the Shapiro Admission Center’s presentation space to participate in a public forum between representatives of the university’s administration and themselves. Thursday’s forum centered around contentious issues including student meal plans, tuition, executive compensation and Brandeis’ transparency around such […]

Hindu community still in need of a permanent space for worship

Members of the Protestant and Hindu communities, along with other faculty and staff, sat down in early February to talk about options for the religious group, Namaskar, to have a place of worship. The discussion, which took place in the Harlan Chapel, was sponsored by the Interfaith Chaplaincy to have an open discussion about faith […]

Korean art diversifies campus

As I entered Slosberg, the stage was beautifully decorated with Korean art and five musicians sitting in front of a gorgeous wall divider with their fascinating instruments. The audience was a diverse crowd, consisting of students, families and academics who were all ready to be united by the traditional music of Korea, which was unfamiliar […]

Senior talent on display in theater Festival

Every year, theater majors at Brandeis are given the opportunity to apply for a senior thesis in the form of a senior festival show, now in its third year. The performances are free and open to the public and as the 2014 Senior Thesis Festival begins, seniors are excited to showcase their hard work. This […]

St. Vincent just keeps getting better

Indie music is usually considered a “boys’ club.” While it is easy to talk about St. Vincent as a female art-rocker, she transcends the gender barriers of music. She is not just a groundbreaking and talented musician—she is one of the best songwriters of the genre. Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) has proven herself numerous […]

New Foster the People album criticizes consumerism

Foster the People, an American indie pop band, came out with their new album “Supermodel” on March 18. Their new songs seem to capture a sort of alternative style. Listening closer to the lyrics actually demonstrates, however, that the music isn’t as relaxing as it should be. As he looked back at some of the […]

A sweet cup of culture at K-Nite Café

Levin Ballroom, usually drab and more like a gym than a formal space, transformed into a chic café last Saturday night. Brandeis Korean Students Association (BKSA) went all out and made sure the guests really felt like they walked into a café instead of a shabbily decorated ballroom. From the well-decorated tables to the wood […]

A funny and relaxed night at ‘Mondays with Morrie’

This past Monday night, Chum’s hosted “Mondays with Morrie,” a semi-regular campus comedy show. The night featured performances that ranged from stand-up routines to improv games, all performed and run by students in the comedy community. The topics ran the gamut from religion to hangovers. For those who don’t know, Chum’s is a cozy coffeehouse […]