From the Hoot Archives: University budget woefully non-transparent

Over the next two weeks, I plan on writing two pieces regarding the operating budget of the university, since most students don’t know where their tuition goes, how it’s used or anything related to the university’s financial system. When I first set out to write this article, I assumed that this fact was mostly due […]

Thomas Pickering named commencement speaker

This May, the Brandeis community will welcome Thomas Pickering, a former United States ambassador, to speak at Brandeis’ 64th Commencement ceremony. Pickering served as an ambassador to Russia, India, the United Nations, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria and Jordan. Pickering was high achieving well before he began working for the State Department. He was awarded a […]

TYP students showcase the Stamp Act

On March 25, Brandeis students may have noticed some of their peers walking through campus wearing colonial-style clothing and white wigs. As part of their recognition and remembrance of the Stamp Act of 1765, students from the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP) dressed in colonial clothes and reenacted dialogues between famous colonial figures such […]

Surviving Sodexo: A hearty soup

Every day for lunch and dinner Sherman serves two homemade soups. These soups range from Old Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup to American Bounty Vegetable Soup to Navy Bean Soup. While the soups themselves are delicious, oftentimes they are not quite enough to serve as an entire meal. This week’s Surviving Sodexo is the recipe to […]

‘It Follows’ fails to maintain tension

“It Follows,” the latest acclaimed feature in the independent horror resurgence, is a specific kind of horror film; it is much more disturbing than it is frightening. The cinematography, music and character arcs all play into a sense of an overbearing anxiety that I have not seen in a while. It is scary, don’t get […]