Men’s soccer starts off strong against Hobart and Keene State

It’s that time of year again: Eleven players on each team hit the field running, adrenaline, anticipation and sweat coursing through their veins. Here in Judges territory, Brandeisians know this sport as soccer. The 17th-ranked Brandeis men’s soccer team kicked off the 2014-2015 season with a decisive 5-0 win over Hobart College. Tournament MVP, Brandeis’ […]

Community unites at vigil

Over 200 members of the Brandeis community gathered in front of Chapel’s Pond on the night of Sept. 4, in a show of solemn solidarity with people of color who have been killed by law enforcement across the United States due to racial profiling. The event was organized by multiple student clubs, including the Men […]

Brandeis under investigation for possible violations

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has informed Brandeis University that a Brandeis student, who had been accused of sexual misconduct, has filed a complaint with the university for non-compliance with Title IX, a portion of the United States Education Amendments of 1972. This complaint places Brandeis University on a list of […]

New professors focus on African diaspora

Brandeis recently hired two new professors to enrich its African and Afro-American Studies Department (AAAS) as well as its History (HIST) and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGS) Departments. The new professors, Jasmine Johnson and Greg Childs, will work across departments to encourage and strengthen the study of the African Diaspora at Brandeis. These new […]

Grand reopening of Foster Mods draws crowd

Between bouts of torrential rain on Tuesday evening, the official “grand re-opening” of the Foster Student Living Center, or the Foster Mods for short, went over smoothly among the students and staff in attendance. The Mods were built as a temporary living space intended to last a year, and were eventually converted into permanent structures. […]

Community dinner establishes lasting tradition

This past Friday, Aug. 29, the Brandeis Orientation Core Committee hosted a community dinner to welcome and bring together students, faculty and community members. This event was designed to kick off the new semester. Hundreds were in attendance. Created in the spirit of the Jewish Sabbath, which is observed every Friday and Saturday from sundown […]

Smiling, swimming and saving lives

Edan Zitelny, a sophomore majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry, had the chance this summer to intern as a research assistant for pediatric oncologist, Dr. Ken Onel. The Hoot caught up with Edan to talk about how he was presented with such an opportunity and also to discuss what compelled him to become involved […]

Lewis’ third album deserves to be heard

“The Voyager,” Jenny Lewis’s third album, has a strong, beachy, Californian sound. The generally relaxed, light sound of the album starkly contrasts with the themes of the songs, which mainly touch on serious topics such as growing older, dealing with heartbreak and mid-life crises. Lewis does an interesting job of uniting an airy sound with […]

Welcome party introduces the arts at Brandeis

On Friday, Aug. 29, Brandeis hosted the first annual All-Arts Welcome Party in the Multipurpose Room of the SCC. The room was full of students, faculty and staff, and the event was co-sponsored by Student Activities and the Undergraduate Theater Collective. The room had a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. The fruit and sweets vibrantly displayed on […]

First glimpse of improv troupes before auditions

Chum’s hosted the annual Improv Showcase on Wednesday, Sept. 3, featuring False Advertising, Bad Grammer, Crowd Control and TBA. Despite having to sit in a hot and crowded room for an hour, the show was quite enjoyable and the actors gave a commendable performance. False Advertising was the first group to perform. This group is […]

Auditioning for Brandeis productions takes perseverance and practice

For many years, Brandeis has had a rich theater history. This year, first-years can look forward to a spectacular year of theater productions. There are various theater organizations on campus. Brandeis Theater Company (BTC), the theater department’s performing ensemble, has auditions that are open to all. There is the Undergraduate Theater Collective (UTC), which includes […]

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ a fun experience for all

Possibly the most highly anticipated movie this summer was the next film in the Marvel series, “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Marvel has created 10 films since its first, “Iron Man,” which was released in May 2008. While I watched this film, I was pleasantly surprised that a superhero movie could be equal parts action, comedy […]

Debate team hosts info session and demo debate

In an orchestrated competition of ideas and free ice cream, the Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society (BADASS) hosted an information session and demo debate this past week. At first glance, the lecture hall in Mandel could have been just another lecture in Brandeis’ first week of classes. The audience, mostly first-years, filled the seats […]

Summer program pays off, cross country team defends title

On Aug. 30, 2014, the Brandeis men’s cross country team defended its title at the 2014 Emmanuel College Fens Classic. They defeated second-place Roger Williams University in the seven-team race 23-45. The Judges had six out of the top 10 runners. Co-captain, Jarret Harrigan ’15, ran a time of 15:21 in the 5K race to […]

Dining options frustrate students in first weeks of school

Despite much anticipation for the newly renovated dining facilities, the fall semester has commenced with a strong message of discontent on behalf of the student body. Abby Brooks ’16 summarized her opinions regarding the new dining policies on the Brandeis University Senate Dining Committee Facebook page. The post garnered mass attention from the Brandeis community, […]

Columbia students fight for justice over sexual assault

With the list of colleges and universities under federal investigations for Title IX violations continues to grow, more and more students are feeling mistreated by their schools and administrations. At Columbia University last year, students filed complaints with the federal government over the mishandling of sexual assault charges. According to a New York Times article, […]

Donahue envisions a sustainable future for New England food

Professor Brian Donahue, an environmental studies professor at Brandeis, co-authored a booklet titled “A New England Food Vision.” This text considers a healthier future where New England would have greater food independence if it were to produce more of its own food needs. The ultimate goal in “Food Vision” is for New England to produce […]

Soccer team and coach celebrate significant win

The women’s soccer team celebrated two victories the last weekend in August. The first was a win against the Clark University Cougars. Not only was this a welcome bolster to team spirit after a 0-1 loss to MIT last week, but this win also marked Coach Denise Dallamora’s 300th win in her career as a […]

Positive changes in Brandeis theater future

As the theater season starts up again, students may notice some missing people in Spingold Theater. The graduate program in Theater Arts at Brandeis has not taken any new students for the 2014-2015 year. The Hoot spoke with Professor Adrianne Krstansky, the head of the Theater Arts Department, about the changes in the curriculum that […]