Brandeis Triskelion brings Pride Month to an energetic start with ‘The Gay Gatsby’

Brandeis’ LGBTQ+ social group Triskelion (Trisk) started off Pride Month with its annual Prom. The 1920s themed “The Gay Gatsby” event reclaimed Prom for queer students who may not have been able to comfortably attend it in high school. Starting at 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at Chum’s Coffeehouse, Trisk advertised the event as […]

Run for Student Union positions

We at The Hoot frequently write editorials about student engagement at Brandeis—from encouraging voter turnout at student elections to attendance at open meetings hosted by administrators. When it comes to the voting process, we have time and time again encouraged students to vote as a way of being involved in their university. It is now […]

Legally Latex lives up to its lively potential

This past Tuesday, Levin Ballroom filled to capacity for the 18th Annual Liquid Latex show, “Legally Latex.” This year’s Latex featured over 70 models in eight pieces that were both powerful and hysterical. Liquid Latex began in 2000 as the “Body Art Show,” and it has since become a beloved Brandeis tradition where students perform […]

Professor Coiner and his enigmatic economics

Economics professor Michael Coiner is not a monotone lecturer. While explaining supply and demand graphs or discussing President Trump’s trade policy, students recall Coiner’s excitement building to a peak. With chalk flying across the board, his voice rises, his arms wave, his face reddens and he eventually begins to pace up and down the aisles […]

BC3 welcomes community to celebrate Chinese New Year

To celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, Brandeis Chinese Cultural Connection (BC3) hosted a lively night of comedy, traditional and popular Chinese music and fashion, welcoming the Brandeis community. Sitting at round tables surrounding the stage in the Levin Ballroom, students mingled and laughed together. The set-up made for a warm, familiar environment. The majority […]

Bethlehem the Producer soon to release new mixtape: “The Sabbath”

Bethel Adekogbe ’20 went to the same high school as rapper Lil Yachty, but their similarities don’t end there. In Brandeis’ music scene, Adekogbe is Bethlehem the Producer. On March 17th, his newest mixtape, titled “The Sabbath,” will be available on music streaming services. Although he created beats on music apps and was the Vice […]

ISSO Office and Grad suffer storm damage

A nor’easter that passed through New England on Monday caused damage to a Brandeis building and a power outage at the Charles River (Grad) apartments. The storm brought high winds, heavy rain and flooding to the New England area. The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO), which is in Kutz Hall, was forced to close […]

Writing Club provides space for students to create and critique work

Students interested in the creative writing workshops at Brandeis know the process of getting involved can be nerve-wracking. From the small class sizes–each is capped at around 12—to the requirement that every student submit a writing sample to the instructor before enrolling, some students are left waiting for the following semester to join a course. […]

The fashion industry needs to catch up to changing beauty standards

There’s no doubt beauty standards have evolved over time. During the Renaissance, women were expected to have full figures that today might be considered overweight. This difference in beauty standards has to do with status. During the Renaissance, Europe had stricter class systems than it does now. With these class systems, and little possibility of […]

WBRS delivers an overall funny, though somewhat flat, comedy night

The Rosie common room used for Monday night’s WBRS comedy show was certainly an odd venue. Traversed throughout the night by students heading to their dorms, it made for an unorthodox though natural atmosphere, bolstered by the chill hip-hop playing from the front of the room and Chinese New Year’s decorations hanging from the ceiling. […]

The 90th Oscars ceremony was above-average

There is no doubt the Oscars are the most influential award show in the movie industry, probably even the whole entertainment industry. At the 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, there was no dark horse, like last year’s “Moonlight,” and there was, thankfully, no operational disaster like last […]

Professor receives grant to combat terrorism

Brandeis professor Jytte Klausen (POL) received $731,000 in funding to create a database predicting the patterns of radicalization and terrorism. Klausen and Anura Jayasumana, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Colorado State University, received the grant from The National Institute of Justice, the research portion of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). They […]

Vanita Gupta named Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life

Vanita Gupta was awarded the Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life award Tuesday, March 6 to an audience of faculty and students. After a brief introduction by President Ron Liebowitz, Gupta gave a talk on fighting for hope and social justice The Richman prize is awarded by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public […]

Finding empowerment when choosing a menstrual product

Most elementary schools teach young girls about periods. This usually happens in the form of a “puberty class,” that occurs in a split-gender environment and lasts a couple of hours. My elementary school’s “puberty class” consisted mostly of sitting in a dark room, watching educational videos that explained menstruation. These videos taught us that when […]

Brandeis students are stunted by technology

I attended an open forum with President Liebowitz about a month ago which gave interested members of the community the opportunity to voice their opinions about the aspects of Brandies they thought should change. One speaker expressed that students are not ever truly dedicated to their activities here at school. The speaker understood Brandeis students […]

Astros hungry to repeat as world champions

Corey Seager stepped up to the plate for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game Seven of the 2017 World Series. With two outs and the Houston Astros leading by five to one, history would be cemented in a matter of seconds. “Here’s a ground ball right side, could […]

Tennis earns 3-1 victory in California

The Brandeis men’s and women’s tennis teams traveled to Southern California for their annual spring break competition trip against several teams including Caltech and College of Redlands. The women’s team finished with a 3-1 winning record for the week, only dropping two matches within their victories, but fell 0-9 to Claremont. The men faced off […]

Senate Log March 4, 2018

The Senate heard a proposal for a “Smile Train” club. “Smile Train” is a medical group that fixes cleft lip palates in young children. The club will be lead by Samantha Schnall ’19 and Ben Shelling ’20. After their presentation, the Senate voted to pass the club with 12 ayes, three no’s, and two abstaining. […]

Livingstone advises faculty and staff on DACA and TPS

Allyson Livingstone, the new Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education, Training, and Development as of three months ago, has hosted two training sessions on how faculty and staff can support students affected by recent developments in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs. The sessions on DACA and […]

‘Game Night’ is a ‘W’

What was the last good R-rated comedy? Excluding Netflix indies or recent pastiches like last year’s “Baby Driver,” or “Get Out” (which certainly isn’t a comedy but does have quite a few funny moments), when was the last time a major Hollywood studio concocted a comedy… that was good? Sure, I love “The Hangover” or […]