‘Into The Woods’ is powerful and energetic

The Department of Theater Arts’ performance of “Into The Woods” was powerful, emotional and energetic. The show, which ran from March 16 to 18 in the Spingold Theater, showcased incredible student talent and the hard work of directors Maurice Parent and Kelli Edwards. The tale of Into the Woods weaves together many classic fairytales, from […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a comedic hit despite dramatic stumbles

“Beauty and the Beast,” the newest show from Brandeis’ Undergraduate Theater Collective (UTC) hits all the high notes of the upbeat musical it seeks to be. The show is the UTC’s open-cast show, which denies no actor entry, and it is a remarkable testament to either Brandeis students’ natural acting ability or director Maia Cataldo’s […]

Brandeis baseball drops game to WPI among postponements

The Brandeis men’s baseball team lost a tense nail-biter to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) March 15, with a score of 12-9, dropping the Judges’ record to 1-6 for the season. After trailing by four runs heading in to the ninth inning, the Judges scored five runs to take the lead 9-8. However, a WPI first-baseman […]

Frankie Cosmos performs a tender and invigorating set at Chum’s

Frankie Cosmos has an air of effortless cool. Underneath Chum’s flashing lights, Greta Kline, the lead singer better known by her stage name, Frankie Cosmos, sported a pair of flower-framed sunglasses with blue lenses as she performed for a packed house on Friday, March 16, with the multi-talented Luke Pyenson, Alex Bailey and Lauren Martin […]

“Love, Simon:” like a straight romantic comedy, but better

“I’m just like you.” That’s what Simon Spier, played by Nick Robinson, emphasizes in the opening lines of the March 2018 film, “Love Simon.” Simon personally narrates his family life to the audience before retreating behind the fourth wall. As Simon tells us, his dad Jack, played by Josh Duhamel, was the star quarterback in […]

The community oriented future for Goldfarb and Farber

As a central hub for innovation and studying, Goldfarb Library and Farber Study Hall are at the center of campus, allowing students to study late into the night and collaborate with classmates. Matthew Sheehy, the University Librarian for Brandeis, finds the term of library evolving in his eyes. “The library has always been a place […]

Meshing majors: students craft plans for future

When Rachel Geller ’18 entered Brandeis, she had plans to major in physics and math. Now graduating with a degree in Conflict and Reconciliation Studies, Geller decided to take the path less traveled—she forged her own. For students seeking an area of study not encompassed by Brandeis’ 43 existing majors, the Independent Interdisciplinary Major (IIM) […]

Emily Bryson wins national title

After Emily Bryson ’19 won the National Championship in the 3000-meter, her first thought was “Oh my gosh did I actually just do that? Did I actually just win!” Bryson reflected on her All-American winning season in an interview with The Brandeis Hoot. “The moment was incredibly surreal, and I was just so shocked that […]

Brandeis Never Again holds Moment of Loudness

The Moment of Loudness, a performance event featuring a cappella groups, hupoken word poets and speeches, was hosted by Brandeis Never Again on Wednesday in the Shapiro Campus Center to advocate for gun control reform in Massachusetts and nationwide. The Moment of Loudness is a part of a series of events leading up to the […]

Brandeis Pro-choice installing wellness-vending machine

Brandeis Pro-Choice will be installing a wellness-vending machine that will be stocked with free Plan B, as well as other products that will be available for purchase, in the second-floor gender neutral bathroom in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC). The installation is expected to take place in three weeks. Brandeis Pro-Choice received a $5,000 grant […]

The ultimate underdogs: UMBC Retrievers shock Virginia

One minute into arguably the least anticipated game in the South Region of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, CBS sports analyst Seth Davis articulated the lack of enthusiasm of the vast majority of the college basketball-watching population in a single tweet: “Virginia. Sharpie.” Writing off the possibility of an unprecedented upset of the unanimous Associated […]

This Week in the Senate: March 18

Senators voted to charter the Basketball Club and grant the Swimming Club another period of probation during the March 18 senate meeting. Senators also discussed the “bunny shuttles” initiative and Union support for the upcoming “March for Our Lives” in Boston. The Basketball Club presented at the Senate meeting on March 11, but the Union […]

Students and special guest stars shine for APAHM

The Brandeis Asian-American Students Association (BAASA) hosted a super star lineup Saturday in an early celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). Featuring standup comedian J.R. De Guzman and YouTuber Motoki Maxted, the show opened to a boisterous, fired up crowd in Brandeis’ Levin Ballroom. BAASA’s executive board brought a comedic twist to start […]

Betsy DeVos does not have America’s best interests in mind

If the American education system has any chance of improving its international standing, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has got to go. All students deserve an equal opportunity at a great education, and Betsy DeVos’ vision is not in the best interest of the general population. DeVos maintains an extreme bias toward exclusive, privatized education. […]

Physics professor creates artificial material that mimics neural tissue

Physics professor Seth Fraden (PHYS) and his research team have discovered a way to make soft material that can mimic neural tissue by studying the blue eel. Fraden received funding from a U.S. Army research laboratory, which routinely funds projects that could help soldiers in the field. Creating artificial material that acts like neural tissue […]

Barry Shrage of Combined Jewish Philanthropies to join Hornstein program

Barry Shrage, the president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) of Greater Boston, has been appointed the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program’s professor of the practice, according to an announcement from President Ron Liebowitz on Wednesday, March 21. Shrage is stepping down as CJP president to join the program. Shrage has served as the president of […]

Mohammed bin Salman: Putting Saudi Arabia on the right track

In the aftermath of 9/11, the American people had a deep distrust of Saudi Arabia and its government. Times have changed. With the emergence of a newly emboldened Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism, the continued presence of ISIS in Iraq and in Syria and the ongoing conflict in Yemen, the United States finds […]

Poor pacing and bad dialogue knock ‘Jessica Jones’ into a sophomore slump

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Once the jewel of the comic book-TV show realm, the quality of the Marvel Netflix shows has dropped like a brick. Envisioned as a grittier and more mature take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the 13-episode seasons of “Daredevil” and “Luke Cage” were great. They weren’t even the peak: […]

Seven elected to top Union positions

Hannah Brown ’19 will serve as next year’s Student Union president, having campaigned on plans to address Brandeis’ affordability and accessibility and to promote collaboration with the administration. Brown is this year’s vice president and has been a member of the Union since her first year. Brown, who ran unopposed, earned 892 out of 1097 […]

Don’t suspend students

Nevada High School student Noah Christensen was one of the many who participated in pro-gun control walkouts last week. At the walkout, students distributed a paper with the phone numbers of local Congressmen, encouraging students to call. Christensen called Representative Mark Amodei, a Republican with a reputation for being pro-gun. When Christensen reached the Representative’s […]