Brandeis senior cheers as member of Rev Girls

Like many students at Brandeis, Jennifer Swain’s ’15 precious free time is divided between obligations that demand nearly as much commitment and time as academics. Swain spends her time outside of the classroom as a member of the New England Revolution soccer team’s Rev Girls. Far more than a soccer cheer squad, this all-female promotional […]

Meditation offers healthy outlet to students

In May of 2014, the faculty, student and staff meditation series began as a routine way for Brandeis students to satisfy their interest in meditation alongside other members of the community. A few staff members who took an interest in the activity created the series and thought that others would appreciate the opportunity and would […]

Univ. needs to provide more time to acclimate to student life

As the ball dropped in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, and the calendar moved from December into January, I realized that I had to be back at college in less than two weeks. Feeling like I only got home a week prior, I was certainly not looking forward to having to head back to […]

Dress to succeed

Imagine yourself in a professional outfit: collared shirt, slacks and blazer. Now imagine you’re at a room full of other college students dressed like that, say at a career and internship fair. Employers stand behind a table, and they know exactly why all these young adults are dressed so well. They know what they have […]

Give student vacationers a much-needed break

Vacation. A rarity for college students, the vacation lasts for three or so weeks between fall and spring semesters and three months over the summer. After college, the prolonged vacation becomes even rarer than a $3 bill or even finding Santa on Christmas Eve. It is supposed to be a time to recharge, relax and […]

Freedom of speech should be protected

We live in a troubled time, there’s no doubt about that. We find ourselves the targets of terror, a terror the United States and other nations have been facing for a few decades now. The most recent attacks on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and the ensuing terror spree that followed, along with the recent […]

Resignation of Student Union Vice President

On Jan. 11, the entire Brandeis student body received an email from Sofía Mühlmann ’16, stating that she was resigning from her post as the Student Union Vice President. Mühlmann began her journey at Brandeis as a first year and earned the title of “Mayor of Sherman” within her first week. Mühlmann is known for […]

Rev. Walter Cuenin departs Brandeis on short notice

Rev. Walter Cuenin, the long-time Brandeis University Catholic chaplain and coordinator of the Multifaith Chaplaincy, has left Brandeis with little fanfare due to medical reasons. “The Archdiocese has informed us that Fr. Walter Cuenin’s appointment at Brandeis has ended for health reasons. Out of respect for his privacy we have been asked to not comment […]

Senior Midyear Exhibition stars talented senior artists

From Dec. 10 until Jan. 12, Brandeis hosted the Senior Midyear Exhibition in the Dreitzer Gallery, which included a wide variety of pieces created by many talented senior artists. Rachel Weissman worked with many toys and commercialized objects in her works, creating very unique, overwhelming and playful pieces. One of her works involved a Monopoly […]

Brandeis theater kicks off spring 2015 season

As a new semester begins, the Brandeis community prepares for students of all experience levels and all interests to join in on Brandeis’ creative and eclectic performances. This semester, students can expect a large variety of shows and numerous ways to participate in the Brandeis Theater Company. On Jan. 30, the semester will kick off […]

‘I Wish’ I liked ‘Into the Woods’

Over the break, I went to see a film that had been a point of frustration for me since the first trailer was released. As a fan of Sondheim and self-proclaimed musical theater geek, I bristled at the idea of watching a Disney-produced version of one of my favorite anti-Disney musicals, “Into the Woods.” However, […]

Sheila McMahon returns to position with Prevention Services following academic leave

Brandeis University’s Sexual Assault Services and Prevention Specialist Sheila McMahon returned to campus on Dec. 15, following a period spent on academic leave. McMahon departed in September in order to complete her dissertation with the Rutgers School of Social Work. McMahon’s dissertation focused on sense of community among college students. Working with other social work […]

Lucy Kim awarded Boston Artadia Award

Lucy Kim, a faculty member who teaches various fine arts classes at Brandeis, including Introduction to Drawing and Beginning Painting and Printmaking, has recently been awarded the highly esteemed Boston Artadia Award. Kim was named one of 10 finalists a while back, a feat in and of itself, only later to be selected as one […]

Usen Castle starts beginning stages of renovation process

Usen Castle and Schwartz Hall will be undergoing an engineering survey and renovations in an effort to modernize the two buildings. Vice President for Operations Jim Gray announced the school’s plans for the survey and renovations in an email to students in mid-December. The Castle is the oldest building on the Brandeis campus, built in […]

Fencing faces tough opponents at Brandeis Invitational

The Brandeis men’s and women’s fencing teams participated in the Brandeis Invitational on Dec. 7 in Gosman Athletic Center, where the Judges captured five wins in nine matches. Brandeis swept both Yale and Johns Hopkins, with the women beating Yale by a score of 14-13 and Johns Hopkins 19-8, while the men beat Yale 17-10 […]

‘Selma’: a must-see film of great importance

Full, immediate disclosure: I cannot promise that this review will be utterly free of any white cisgender male privilege that I carry around with me because of my race and gender identity. As anyone will tell you, there is no way to completely leave these behind without ending in a position where I’d simply be […]

’DEIS Impact to educate on true meaning of social justice

Friday, Jan. 30 marks the start of Brandeis’ annual ’DEIS Impact, a week-long festival celebrating social justice. Brandeis students, faculty, administrators and members of the Waltham community will frequent free discussions, presentations, exhibits and performances throughout the week. Brandeis, a university that prides itself on its social justice ideals, hopes to inspire students to not […]

Allies enhance Brandeis experience

This week’s edition of The Brandeis Hoot features two news articles about two different trusted campus allies, one leaving his duties on campus and the other returning. As most of the Brandeis community knows by now, Father Walter Cuenin will no longer serve as Brandeis’ Catholic chaplain due to health reasons, and Sheila McMahon will […]

Online controversy provokes intense debate

In the wake of the controversy sparked by the tweets of student Khadijah Lynch ’16 published by Daniel Mael ’15 on Dec. 20 to conservative news website Truth Revolt over winter break, the safety of students and the nature of race relations on campus have surged to the forefront of campus discussions. Lynch, who was […]