Rally the alumni

Just a few days ago, President Ron Liebowitz spoke for 40 minutes on the future of our second home, Brandeis University. When looking at our university, I see a thriving youthful glow radiating around desires to achieve social justice and success. Brandeis has grown to a level of excellence, but even the most well-centered forces […]

Incendio celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Brandeis Latinx Student Organization (BLSO) held their third annual culture show, which celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s Incendio culture show, held this past Saturday, was in the style of the Premio Lo Nuestro, a Spanish-language awards show honoring the best of Latin music, presented by Univision, a Spanish-language television network based in the United […]

Introduction: Student Sexuality Information Service

Hello, Hoot readers, and welcome to the new SSIS Hoot column! We are so excited to be starting this column and answering student questions about sex and relationships, but first, we’ll go into a bit of background information about SSIS itself. For those who don’t know, SSIS stands for the Student Sexuality Information Service. We […]

Hookman has Brandeis hooked

The Brandeis Undergraduate Theater Collective’s production of Lauren Yee’s “Hookman” is an excellent exploration of the human psyche through the guise of a slasher flick. This production, directed by Karina Wen ’20, seamlessly blends elements of horror and dark comedy to create a truly unique existential experience. The story follows college freshman Lexi, played by […]

Men’s soccer drops two on the road

The men’s soccer team battled it out on the road this past weekend as they traveled to St. Louis and Chicago to play UAA opponents Washington University and University of Chicago. Unfortunately, the Judges returned without a win after losing 0-2 to Washington University and 0-2 to Chicago. On Friday night, the first game got […]

How to use our privilege for good

I was raised in an upper middle-class town outside of Chicago. I walked a few blocks to elementary school when I was younger with my friends, not having to worry about my safety every step I took. I played park district sports and took dance classes with all my friends from school. But I was […]

Swimming and diving teams split in home opener

Brandeis swimming and diving team (BUSDT) competed in their first home meet against Wheaton College on Oct. 27. The men’s team beat the Wheaton College Lyons 122-66, whereas the women’s team fell Wheaton 134-69. The men’s team won nine of 11 events to secure their 51-point victory. The men started the first event with a […]

Fencing team opens season strong

The Brandeis Fencing team started their 2018-2019 season at Smith College this past Sunday, Oct. 28, at the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference Fall Invitational, nicknamed “The Big One” by participants. This tournament marked the collegiate coaching debut of the new fencing coach, Jennie Salmon. Joanne Carminucci ’19 and Ian Quin ’20 both defended their […]

Campus vigil held after Pittsburg synagogue shooting

A campus vigil was held in light of the shooting at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27. The vigil included songs and prayers, led by Rabbi Liza Stern, the director of the Department of Spiritual & Religious Life and was held on Oct. 30. The vigil began with student volunteers from the […]

The utility of general education requirements

Attempting to engineer education for the benefit of the student population reveals many challenges for the simple reason that not every student operates the same. I believe that the individualized nature of students requires an individualized education system. One of the challenges that must be considered in the face of this is whether general education […]