‘Adam ruins’ family weekend

Brandeis celebrated family weekend with student and professional performances alike, but possibly the one with most buzz was comedian Adam Conover. Known for work at popular group CollegeHumor (whose fans never actually seem to be in college) and self-titled show “Adam Ruins Everything,” Conover has created a brand with a smarmy know-it-all character who dispels […]

‘Talking With…:’ eleven touching monologues provides engaging view into women’s lives

The Free Play Cooperative somewhat unofficially joined Family Weekend with their newest show, “Talking With…” which proved to be a touchingly emotional night of stories. Directed by Lauren Komer ’21 and Amber Ruth Crossman ’21, the production created a tender space where playwright Jane Martin’s characters could express themselves to the fullest. “Talking With…” is […]

We commend Brandeis emergency personnel for their work last Friday

We would like to thank the emergency personnel who responded to the sodium cyanide incident in the Foster Mods on Oct. 12. Their prompt response guaranteed the safety of all the students that were potentially in danger. The Brandeis University Emergency Medical Corporation (BEMCo) and the Brandeis Police were on the scene almost immediately and […]

Students rally in support of vote on divestment

Students with Brandeis Climate Justice (BCJ) rallied in support of divesting university funds from fossil fuels on Thursday, BCJ member Claudia Davis ’19 told The Brandeis Hoot. She believes a vote from the Board of Trustees in favor of divesting from fossil fuels is “imminent.” President Ron Liebowitz expressed hope that there would be a […]

What I wish I knew: Einstein’s needs a change

You see it, right? You know what I’m talking about: the black circles under your eyes, the sluggish movements of everyone around you, the mass exodus from class right to the library. Some may think zombie apocalypse, others may think rapid illness, but we college students know better. It is the hectic, sporadic time of […]

Politically opposed thinkers discuss importance of open debate

Displaying an image of open debate and friendship between individuals of politically opposite perspectives, conservative legal scholar Robert George and liberal thinker Cornel West discussed the importance of liberal education and open-mindedness on Wednesday night to a packed Sherman Function Hall. George, professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, and West, professor of the Practice of […]

Music exhibit celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s legacy

The Dreitzer Gallery in Spingold Theater will be dedicating a music exhibit for Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday until Nov. 18. Organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, the exhibit features numerous documentaries and excerpts from Bernstein’s works, ranging from his youth all the way to his time at Brandeis where his […]

How should we protest?

I love protests. There’s something exciting about seeing people sticking it to the man—expressing themselves in public, risking their comfort and safety for what they believe in. But I worry that we all haven’t thought enough about what it means to demonstrate. What is a protest, and how can it be most effective? Brandeis has […]

Men’s tennis finishes fall season with home tournament

The Brandeis men’s tennis team joined with the Tufts men’s tennis team to host a joint Tufts-Deis Invitational tournament to close out their fall season. Being split between the Brandeis and Tufts campuses, the Judges came in ranked first in the ‘A’ doubles, third in the ‘B’ singles and third in the ‘B’ doubles. The […]

Lecturers speak on how ageism affects women

Lecturer Margaret Morganroth Gullette traced the painful story of workplace discrimination and downward mobility faced by the aging population in her lecture “Bummer: Boomer Women, Work and Love.” She was followed by Emily Fox-Kales who examined cultural narratives of gender, aging, and sexuality in her lecture “Sex, Love and Death in Malibu.” The two lectures […]

Rumors debunked about Brandeis Confessions

Founded on Jan. 6, the popular Facebook page Brandeis Confessions has become a place for members of the Brandeis community (and people outside of the community as well) to anonymously comment on the university, their classes and each other. Since its humble beginnings last semester, it has gathered a following of over 1,400 people. On […]

Women’s soccer splits their final UAA home games of the season

Brandeis women’s soccer hosted another round of UAA games this past weekend, taking on both the University of Rochester and Emory University, sweeping the Rochester Yellowjackets 4-0 and falling to the Eagles in a tough fought 2-1 match. The win against Rochester bumped the team up to 10 wins on the season, making this their […]

Volleyball drops four at second UAA Round Robin

Brandeis volleyball had a jam-packed weekend in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, competing in the second and final UAA Round Robin. This one, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University, saw the Judges battling against four UAA opponents. After the last game on Sunday, Oct. 14, the Judges walked away dropping all four games over the course of the weekend. […]

Men’s soccer ends the weekend with a thriller

The Brandeis men’s soccer team faced another weekend of UAA conference matchups, this time hosting University of Rochester and Emory University. Both contests needed extra time to be decided with the Judges experiencing a heartbreaker against Rochester on Friday but bouncing back with a thrilling win against Emory on Sunday. The first match against Rochester […]

Women’s cross country earns No. 8 ranking

Brandeis women’s cross country experienced more success over the Oct. 13 weekend, where they competed in the Pre-National Meet, held in Winneconne, Wisconsin. Running against some of the strongest teams in NCAA Division III, the women walked away from the course with a third place prize. Entering the meet ranked No. 18 in the nation, […]

Halloween Classic: ‘The Sixth Sense’

Night Shyamalan’s “The Sixth Sense” describes the journey of a boy named Cole Sear on his quest to fit in with his classmates, and the simultaneous changes that child psychologist Malcolm Crowe undergoes as he recovers from a previous failure. While this supernatural horror film is a great movie to watch during the Halloween season, […]

Life is meaningless but ‘Little Dark Age’ is good

“Go fuck yourself, you heard me right.” This January, MGMT released their fourth studio album “Little Dark Age.” The album is heavy in retro synth-funk and psych-rocks sounds, and lead singer Andrew VanWyngarden’s lyrics are the most absurd they’ve ever been. The album feels like being Mario in Super Mario Galaxy and is the most […]

Students interrupt classrooms in protest of sexual violence

Demonstrators with #deisbelieve interrupted at least three classrooms on Monday, carrying signs and banners advocating against sexual violence, before holding a sit-in at the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) atrium. The hashtag #deisbelieve refers to an organization of Brandeis students who, last week, held a protest on the Rabb steps in solidarity with survivors of sexual […]

Former Israeli soldier speaks about her experience

A former soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces, Merphie Bubis, spoke about her experience in the Israeli Civil Administration and the favoritism with which Israeli citizens and settlers were treated as compared to Palestinians. J Street U Brandeis hosted the lecture on Monday, Oct. 15. J Street U Brandeis, a Jewish organization at Brandeis, advocates […]

Administration follows up on cyanide found in Mods

On Oct. 12, a hazmat team removed sodium cyanide from a Foster Mods residence. In an email to the student body, James Gray, Vice President for Campus Operations, confirmed that no one was injured by the substance. No arrests were made. The administration would not comment on whether or not someone was detained for questioning. […]