Teach-in important followup to campaign

In support of the recent campaign to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day, the Intercultural Center hosted an Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In throughout the holiday. The teach-in was an invaluable way to educate the Brandeis community about the reasons for the name change and the legacy of oppression. The schedule included a variety of […]

Brandeis students are passionate about election

This election brings a change in the political discussion on campus, due to the unprecedented nature of this campaign cycle. As an institution, Brandeis and its students are known to be generally Democratic and liberal while conservative voices are often an unheard minority. Last week’s political survey in The Brandeis Hoot showed that students who […]

Campus attitudes about stress

The glorification of stress is something I have observed quite often on this campus. Perhaps it is a symptom of an increasingly competitive job market or the ever-decreasing graduate school acceptance rates. Whatever the cause may be, unhealthy behaviors seem to be touted around campus as a badge of honor, a symbol indicating that “Yes, […]

MLB postseason: Born to be wild

Major League Baseball’s 2016 campaign came to a conclusion two weeks ago, on Oct. 2. Two days later, the postseason kicked off with two extraordinary Wild Card games in Toronto and in New York. On Tuesday, Oct. 4, Edwin Encarnacion channelled his inner 1993 Joe Carter and walked the Toronto Blue Jays off into an […]

Politically charged vandalism does not adhere to Brandeis values

All students at Brandeis know that the student body is a political one. We love to talk national politics. We love to talk about the issues that are most relevant to us. Most importantly, we all have our differing opinions, and we should be accepting and constructive about this. Unfortunately, some of us are not. […]

A-Board uses 2/3 of budget, appeals still to come

The Allocations Board (A-Board) used approximately two-thirds of their available budget during Regular Marathon last week, where 131 clubs submitted funding requests, according to decisions released through the club leaders listserv on Oct. 9. Marathons are funding requests periods that happen every semester.  Clubs requested a total of $322,774.71 and A-Board allocated $191,353.94 of their […]

TBA, BG get audience to slap their knees with slap stick comedy

On Saturday night, Brandeis improv comedy staples Bad Grammer and TBA performed a joint show unlike their usual coffeehouse fare. The cross-over show featured members of both troupes divided into two teams. The two teams showed up at the Pollack lecture hall at 10 p.m. ready to entertain the rowdy crowd, which was so large […]

ICC promotes education about indigenous peoples

Professors and student groups gave presentations at the Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In, which was held in the Intercultural Center (ICC) on Monday, Oct. 10. The purpose of the teach-in was to hold “a day of learning for the entire Brandeis Community focusing on Native culture, history and their struggle for social justice,” according to the […]

Brandeis embarks on new voyage with Indigenous People’s day at Chum’s

Brandeis Labor Coalition (BLC) and Cholmondeley’s Coffee House (Chum’s) hosted a “Fuck Columbus Dance Party” to celebrate the passing of a resolution to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day in Brandeis’ Academic Calendar, on Monday, Oct. 10. Faculty members held a meeting on Friday, Oct. 7 to vote on the proposal, which Sophie Warren […]

Prof. Weinberg’s students take their first stab at stand-up comedy writing

Some people dream of becoming comedy writers and work toward it their whole lives. For some lucky students in Prof. Marc Weinberg’s (ENG) Writing in Television course, this dream may soon become a reality. Comedians from the Boston area will perform jokes written by Brandeis students in Weinberg’s class next Tuesday, Oct. 18. These comedians […]

Waltham group celebrates 50th anniversary

Almost 200 people celebrated 50 years of mentoring youth and organizing blood drives through the umbrella organization the Waltham Group, on Oct. 8. The weekend-long celebration included a gala, silent auction, timecapsule and multiple service projects. Alumni participated in service projects with Waltham Group programs they volunteered for during their time at Brandeis, such as […]

“Blair Witch” poorly attempts to replicate the vital essence of horror

The second sequel to Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s cult classic “The Blair Witch Project,” the aptly-titled remake “Blair Witch” recently hit theaters as yet another Halloween-time butchery of a classic horror story. 1999’s “The Blair Witch Project” remains one of the few “modern” horror films that truly takes a psychological toll on viewers to […]

Brandeisians enjoy Nightmarket food under the stars

Over the weekend, Fellows Garden was the center of campus life, with brilliantly strung lights and contemporary pop songs resonating through the crabapple tree branches—nothing could have better set the mood for the Taiwanese Student Association’s (TSA) Nightmarket. As the sun set and the night slowly darkened, a line began to form around the SCC […]

Soccer looks to UAA play

This past weekend marked Brandeis’ annual homecoming, where alumni from the athletic community came back either to participate in scrimmages against current teams or watch the teams from their sport play, as well as participate in various seminars and events throughout the weekend. The men’s soccer team played Case Western Reserve on Saturday, Oct. 8 […]

Volleyball splits Homecoming games

Hosting two teams for Homecoming, Brandeis volleyball split the games, earning a win against Eastern Connecticut State University but falling to Salve Regina University, Saturday, Oct. 8. The Judges entered the weekend coming off three away game losses, and a couple injuries altered the lineup. Some players were moved to different positions, but the team […]

Various Brandeis staff and faculty display hidden talent in JustArts exhibit

Many gathered by the doors of the Dreitzer Gallery in the Spingold Theater Center and anxiously awaited the JustArts Faculty/Staff Exhibition that opened at noon on Thursday, Oct. 13. Sponsored by the Office of the Arts, the Office of Human Resources and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the exhibition features a […]

Minnesota Vikings extend undefeated season

Through five weeks of play, the Minnesota Vikings remain the only unbeaten team in the NFL. The team is now considered a likely Super Bowl contender, which was originally doubtful considering its early setbacks. Even before the season started, rising star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending knee injury. Later, in the Vikings’ Week Two […]