Last year in the headlines

To the incoming class of 2023, The Brandeis Hoot’s editorial board would like to welcome you to Brandeis! The Hoot is Brandeis’ community newspaper, written about, for and by the Brandeis community. Our school has had its fair share of controversy and activism since its founding in 1948. We wanted to provide you, the incoming […]

Univ. responds to an HR employee’s suit alleging employment discrimination

A human resources employee is suing Brandeis for over $2 million on three claims of discrimination based on her race, color, age, sex and decision to retaliate against mistreatment. Counsel for Brandeis University denied all allegations of discrimination in a reply on June 28th.  The suit, filed by former Vice President of Human Resources Robin […]

Rose Art Museum showcases inaugural summer exhibitions

The Rose Art Museum opened its doors for the this summer for their inaugural summer exhibitions. Since its founding in 1961, the Rose Art Museum has usually been closed during the summer months, coinciding with the summer break for Brandeis students. Kate McBride, Assistant Director for Communications, told The Brandeis Hoot in an email that […]

Back to Save the Universe

In April of 2013, a collection of demos from British artist Jai Paul appeared on Bandcamp. Via his otherwise dormant Twitter, Paul stated, “To confirm: demos on bandcamp were not uploaded by me, this is not my debut album. Please don’t buy. Statement to follow later. Thanks, Jai.” That was the last we heard from […]

Koslofsky’s Corner: And We’re Off!

Hello! Welcome to the Arts Section of The Brandeis Hoot! My name is Jonah, and I’ll be your arts editor for this coming year. I’m a senior studying English and film. Criticism, especially film criticism is a real passion of mine. I just finished a summer internship at “Film Comment Magazine”—one of the few earthly […]

Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a meta-modernist masterpiece

Before we begin this discussion of the live-action Dora the Explorer movie produced by Michael Bay, I’d like to introduce you all to the term “meta-modernism.” Essentially, it’s a development in aesthetics and philosophy that sort of combines elements of modernism and post-modernism. Basically, it refers to the simultaneously genuine and ironic presentation or enjoyment […]

For a healthier option, stream ‘Lover’

If you’re reading this, it’s August 23rd! The Brandeis Hoot is back for its first issue of the new school year, but more importantly, the new Taylor Swift album just dropped. I haven’t even listened to it yet, but I’m positive that it’s the best album of 2019. Needless to say, I’m incredibly excited for […]

Why this season of The Bachelorette is the feminist story we all need

Let’s get one thing straight here: “The Bachelorette” is not the right way to find love. It is an imperfect show and inherently flawed. At its core, “The Bachelorette” is a sociological study: to ask one women to figure out from a pool of 30 contestants the man she wants to spend the rest of […]

‘Godzilla: King of Monsters’ review: let them fight

The most recent addition to Legendary Entertainment and Warner Brother’s Cinematic Monsterverse, “Godzilla: King of Monsters” is a perfect example of a movie that must be seen in theaters. However, the film does suffer from a truly outrageous plot and bad writing. The main plot centers around Dr. Emma Russel and her daughter Madison, played […]

More Than Words supports local youth

For young people, entrepreneurship is a constantly innovating and exciting area that offers the chance to be creative and independent. As business booms in the greater Boston area, organizations like More Than Words help these young entrepreneurs succeed in the cut-throat field. More Than Words (MTW), founded by Jodi Rosenbaum in 2004, is a non-profit […]

Representation for Asian Americans

Imagine moving to a new country where you do not speak the language fluently, and therefore you cannot communicate properly with others. You must not only seek out work, but raise a family and provide better opportunities for them. Your children face racism and discrimination because they are different from others, and you experience many […]

Pirates, mystics, scholars and more

When focusing on a time period in history, scholars usually focus on the big names and events. While those things are obviously important, it is also important to document and understand the lives of people scholars do not typically focus on. This was the reason that the assistant professor of classical Islam at Brandeis, Professor […]

Summer means activism for three students

Though he didn’t know it at the time, on June 30 Sagie Tvizer ’19 became one of the first people arrested in a series of protests against U.S. immigration policy—specifically Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) use of immigrant detention camps. “I was the first person arrested in this protest at Elizabeth, [N.J.], which was the […]

More than a cultural immersion

After attending the study abroad fair in late September of my freshman year, I knew I wanted to go abroad. But I also knew that it would be practically impossible, based on what I had heard from older students. You always hear how students studying the “hard sciences” (chemistry, biology, physics, etc.) on the pre-medical […]

Brandeis hires three new employees, including a new VP of student affairs

Brandeis University has hired several new staff members for the fast approaching academic year. Raymond Ou will permanently replace Sheryl Sousa as the Vice Provost of Student Affairs.  The new senior vice president for communications, marketing and external relations, Dan Kim, will start on Sept. 1, and the new academic advisor working with last names […]

Emily Bryson nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

After running both cross country and track for the past four years at Brandeis, Emily Bryson ’19 graduated this past May as one of the most decorated athletes in Brandeis history with four national titles and nine All-American honors. It was also announced on June 26 that Bryson was one of 585 female athletes that […]

Brandeis 101: Everything you need to know before starting Brandeis

Starting college is scary. It’s like playing a board game that you’ve never played before, but without the instructions. I, personally, am not great at figuring things out without making a mistake or two. Although you have a lot of advisors and equally clueless people around you, you will have to figure almost everything out […]

A feminist perspective on bioethics

Sociologists and researchers have long looked into the disparities and inequalities that lie in health care, oftentimes looking into the differences depending on socioeconomic status and location. However, with the changing viewpoints on gender and sexuality in the United States and around the world, scientists are also looking into the ethics behind these practices. Professor […]