‘Jennifer’s Body’ 10 years later: this Halloween, we eat men

Ten years ago, audiences watched Jennifer Check (Megan Fox) brutally murder and eat men on-screen. And they hated it. When “Jennifer’s Body,” starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, hit theaters in fall 2009, it became an instantaneous box office flop, almost universally mocked by critics. Over the last decade, however, this horror-comedy has steadily grown […]

Getting your money’s worth: plan your dining

In the wake of the university’s dining contract negotiations and the Request For Proposal’s (RFP) request for community input, The Brandeis Hoot editorial board would like to urge the student body to attend the RFP open forum session on Oct. 28 and 29 and ask the university to allow them to choose how they spend […]

Toi Derrocotte talks the pressing power of poetry

Toi Derricotte entered the main room of the Bethlehem Chapel about five minutes before her 5:30 p.m. talk was scheduled to begin on Oct. 22. With a big smile, she walked slowly through the small audience, greeting students she saw and asking if they were writers. When I told her that I was writing about […]

With a woozy, warped feel, Frank Ocean is back

Frank Ocean is undeniably one of the most reclusive and mysterious artists of the past decade, who is no stranger to the phrase “good things come to those who wait.” With that in mind, if you are a fan of Frank Ocean, this weekend may have been particularly exciting for you. As many of you […]

Judges compete in Olympic Fencing Trials

Brandeis Judges rookies Jessica Morales ’23 and Maggie Shealy ’23 competed in the first of four Olympic Trial events this past weekend in Kansas City, MO. Points earned during this event and other international scoring events will help determine the 2020 Olympic team.  Any individuals that compete at the Division I level in the three […]

Men’s soccer go 2-1 on the weekend

Senior midfielder Max Breiter ’20 scored once against Washington University (WashU) in St. Louis and twice against Springfield as the Judges won two of three games this past week. The Judges are now 9-3-4 on the year and 2-1-1 in conference play. The Judges are in sole possession of third place in the University Athletic […]

Panelists discuss false knowledge

Everything that you know, you have learned through the filter of your senses and your unique experiences, according to panelists on Wednesday in Sherman Function Hall. The panel was a part of the new Brandeis CORE curriculum that requires students to attend at least one of the “Critical Conversations” moderated faculty discussions, according to a […]

‘Zombieland: Double Tap’—just watch the first one

There is an important scene midway through the first “Zombieland” movie that I think sheds light on it’s sequel’s failings. In it, our group of survivors, having formed an uneasy truce with each other, make a pit stop at an abandoned kitsch gift shop and joyously destroy all the knicknacks together in order to let […]

Manfredo’s goals as the Emergency Management Director

UPDATED 10/31 9:15 p.m. In many cases when emergencies strike, terror and uproar are created in the community. Individuals then have to deal with the aftermath of the emergency and must work together to mend it. To prevent these emergencies from happening in the first place, steps need to be taken in order to create […]

Tennis ends their fall seasons, Tegtmeier receives athlete of the week honors

This past weekend, both Brandeis tennis teams played in their final tournaments of the 2019-2020 fall seasons. On the men’s side, the team headed south to Middletown, CT to compete in the Wesleyan University Invitational while the women traveled up north to Middlebury, VT to take on the Middlebury Hidden Duals. Colt Tegtmeier ’22 was […]

Lots of love and too much information

I lost my notebook over the weekend and sort of freaked out. I kept everything in that notebook: homework deadlines, poetic thoughts, Hoot assignments. As it happens, all of my notes for “Love and Information” were in there. I tore through my memory trying to recall every detail of the production, so I could provide […]

‘The Lighthouse’ shines

“The Lighthouse” is a new psychological thriller from Robert Eggers, director of the critically acclaimed indie horror film “The Witch” (or “The VVitch” as it is often stylized). The movie revolves around two lighthouse keepers, Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson) and Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe) who slowly but surely lose their minds on an isolated New […]

Lead UDR Advisory Board acts as bridge between UDR’s and faculty

When looking for advice on classes, there are always many options around campus and resources who are able to provide assistance. Whether it be your academic advisor, a Roosevelt Fellow or Undergraduate Departmental Representative (UDR), all these resources are here to make your class decision-making process easier.  Within the UDR program, select UDR’s have been […]

Students in BAASA, WoCA and MoCA analyze masculinity in communities of color

Students attending “Unpacking Masculinity in Communities of Color” learned about and discussed what the core of masculinity is, and how this “man-made” concept has the capacity to harm many, depending on who controls the narrative. Around 40 Brandeis students attended the event, which was held Wednesday evening in the Intercultural Center. Brandeis Asian American Students […]

Brandeis University donor and entrepreneur dies

Morton Mandel (P’73, H’89) one of the university’s largest donors, died on Oct. 16 at age 98. Mandel and his two brothers used $900 to launch an auto-parts distributor, Premier Industrial Corp., in Cleveland in 1940. They sold it 56 years later for $2.8 billion, according to the Druckers Institute website. The three brothers later […]

New Operations Specialist joins Department of Student Activities

When he’s not taking night classes to complete his master’s degree, Jake Thongsythavong is working as the Department of Student Activities (DSA) new operations specialist, after joining Brandeis on Oct. 7. Thongsythavong, a second-year master’s student at Salem State University, is replacing JV Souffrant ’13, who started as an employee at Brandeis in 2017. As […]

Univ. analyzes education effectiveness

Students transferring to other institutions is the most common reason students withdraw from Brandeis, a self-study published in September 2018 found. The study also looked into educational effectiveness and external and internal reviews of academic departments.  In the study, Brandeis examined areas of educational effectiveness as part of the university’s accreditation process through the New […]

No website is safe, says alumni lecturer

No website is safe, not even brandeis.edu.  That idea was the focus of Walt Mossberg’s ’69 lecture on “ad tech”—technology that allows companies to track a user’s data. The Oct. 22 lecture before about 80 Brandeis students described how companies track things like which websites users visit, which ads they click on and how long […]

Women’s cross country finishes in 10th at Connecticut College

Brandeis’ cross country team had their final invitational meet of the season at Connecticut College Invitational this past weekend. At a quick glance, the women’s team placed 10th overall of 29 teams, while the men’s placed 22nd of 28 teams.  The men’s team was running an 8K course at this meet. The Judges scored 629 […]