‘Footloose’ impresses with professional dancing, acting, singing

This year’s open-cast musical, “Footloose,” produced by Hillel Theater Group, featured a cast of dedicated and convincing actors in its opening night performance on Thursday, March 30 in the Shapiro Campus Center Theater. “Footloose” follows high school student Ren (Justin Chimoff ’20) from his hometown of Chicago to his new home in Bomont, a small […]

Beyond trial, menstrual product campaign should remain in hands of Union

After April break, the Student Union will begin a month-long trial of distributing free menstrual products in select men’s and women’s bathrooms across campus, and also at SSIS. Come fall semester, the Union will present the results of the trial to the administration and ask them to take over the program, putting it under the […]

Leaving Brandeis

Though I’m being made to go, I confess, I like Brandeis quite a bit. Brandeis has a lot to recommend it. Unlike the two institutions at which I got degrees, Brandeis has never owned slaves or profited from the slave trade. Always a good start. Brandeis, too, was founded in part to give Jewish people, […]

MLB Opening Day sees teams return to the field

The approach of April means one thing in the world of sports: Opening Day is here. The baseball season starts this Sunday, April 2 with the Cubs at the Cardinals, the Yankees at the Rays and the Giants at the Diamondbacks. The Cubs, the defending champions, will try to be the first team to win […]

Baseball returns to the field after three-week hiatus

In their first game in more than three weeks, the baseball team played Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) on Friday, March 24. Sean O’Neill ’18 struck out a career-high 13 batters in seven innings, but the Judges were unable to capitalize offensively and lost 1-4. With the loss, the Judges fall to 1-5 while the Engineers […]

A socialist’s argument for universal health care

Earlier this month, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was pulled out of Congress by Paul Ryan and President Trump to prevent the humiliation of a failed vote. Legislators on both sides of the political spectrum were opposed to it. The left found it to be appalling, saying that it would leave millions uncovered and […]

When home doesn’t feel like home

My best friend’s little sister was recently admitted into Brandeis’ incoming first-year class. I texted her shortly after to congratulate her, and offered to answer any questions she had about the school. “Do you like it? Tell me all about it.” I went on a Brandeis admissions tour over Thanksgiving break in the fall of […]

Student body elects Emily Levine ’18 Student Union Treasurer

Elected from across the Atlantic Ocean, the role of Student Union Treasurer awaits Emily Levine ’18, when she returns to Brandeis in Fall 2017 after spending this Spring semester studying at King’s College in London, England. “I hope to run the Treasury more efficiently and to increase the transparency between Treasury and club treasurers,” Levine […]

Lian Chen ’19 to Serve as Student Union Secretary

A new name will make its way into undergraduates’ inboxes in Fall 2017 when Lian Chen ’19 assumes her role as Student Union Secretary, taking over the job of sending out weekly emails and other reminders from the Student Union. After spending this spring as the Racial Minority Senator, Chen is moving to a more […]

Six bathrooms to be stocked with free menstrual products

Free pads and tampons will be available in six high traffic restrooms for about one month, according to Aaron Finkel ‘20, chair of Campus Operations Working Group (COW-G) and Massell Quad Senator. Using a Senate Money Resolution (SMR), COW-G requested $949.39 to pay for six baskets, and about 8,000 pads and tampons. Menstrual products will […]

Davis Peace Prize granted to TRII for representation training and outreach

Victoria St. Jean ’19 and Jonathan Goldman ’19 are the recipients of the 2017 Davis Projects for Peace Prize. They received the prize through The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII), a nonprofit organization they created. TRII focuses on providing representation and assistance to asylum seekers in immigration proceedings. The Davis Projects for Peace encourages college […]

$90,000 in C.E.E.F. funds allocated to student initiatives

C.E.E.F. grant proposal winners were chosen by the Student Union C.E.E.F. committee this week. C.E.E.F., or the Community Enhancement and Emergency Fund, is a source of funding that provides emergency funding for students, as well as allocates money for student-led initiatives, according to the Student Union website. C.E.E.F. contains $250,000 total and is divided into […]

Citizenship Day to unite immigration advocates

Students will have the opportunity to engage with immigrant activist and resource groups from Brandeis and from the greater Boston area at Brandeis Citizenship Day on Tuesday, April 4. The event will be hosted by The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII), a nonprofit organization created by Brandeis students. In attendance will be representatives from Project […]

The artist hero trope in Faulkner’s works

During her last semester at Brandeis, Sarah Levy ’17 is in the midst of writing her senior honors thesis. An English and creative writing major and art history minor, Levy is involved on campus as a tour guide for admissions, serves as the public relations director for student events, is a Roosevelt Fellow and is […]

Independent study proposal turns senior thesis

Sam Sano is a sophomore politics major. Thoughtful, well spoken, intellectually ambitious and, once you get to know him, idiosyncratically sarcastic, Sano, like many students on the Brandeis campus, was not mentally idle during the latest presidential election. During the election, and especially in its immediate aftermath, he heard gossip comparing the Trump populist movement […]

Temporary pop-up gallery Rosebud ‘is no more’

With little notice or publicity, the Rosebud Gallery, a project by the Rose Art Museum, has recently closed its doors. The Rosebud was a small art gallery that bridged the Rose and the broader Waltham community, encouraging stronger ties between Brandeis and its neighbors. An editor at The Brandeis Hoot inquired as to a potential […]

‘Rise Up’ displays studio art majors’ variety of talents

Junior studio art majors’ wide range of media, content and talent is now on display in Spingold’s Dreitzer Gallery. The “Rise Up Exhibition” opened Wednesday, May 29 and is on view until April 27. Whether large or small, smooth or textured, acrylic or oil, the number of paintings prevail over all other media represented in […]

Students as ornate canvasses astound in ‘Liquid Latex’

The lights dimmed, and the room roared as Liquid Latex attendees cheered on classmates minutes away from dancing their hearts out on stage covered in nothing but thongs and Latex paint. “The Devil Wears Nada,” the 17th-annual iteration of “Liquid Latex” played to a packed Levin Ballroom on Tuesday, March 28. Seven performances marked by […]

Elana Kennedy’s senior recital

Music performance majors all have to perform in a senior recital, similar to a thesis, to graduate. Not only do they organize, practice and perform an hour of music their senior year, they do it their junior year as well. Elana Kennedy ’17 started working on her senior and junior recitals the beginning of her […]

Adhikari pulls from background to fuel thesis

Somewhere at Brandeis, two sociology professors and an economics professor are reading over a 94-page thesis discussing the impact and importance of a large-scale infrastructure project that begins in China and extends through to Eastern Europe and into countries in Northern Africa. The thesis blends sociological and economic research, which interplay for an analysis on […]