The Northwestern Daily’s apology was wrong, so was the backlash

Journalism is often misunderstood and misrepresented, particularly by the current presidential administration. Often, this misunderstanding is played out on college campuses, which are seen as battlegrounds for free speech. Earlier this month, the Northwestern campus became a site of controversy regarding the role of student reporters. A few weeks ago, reporters at The Daily Northwestern, […]

Doja Cat in art class

Disclaimer: I would like to admit now that there is much to the following album that I am unable to communicate. I’m a pasty suburbanite that spent the better half of his high school days sulking over Pink Floyd records and video game remixes. I do not possess the cultural backing nor the expertise to […]

Hozier hosts transcendence

Last week I stood in Boston’s Boch Center Wang Theatre and listened to Hozier serenade me with his new album. His voice in person only solidified his unbelievable musical talent in my mind. Although I wasn’t surprised at how well he performed in concert compared to his recordings, I was still hit with a feeling […]

‘Every Brilliant Thing’ balances heartbreak with humor and audience interaction

In Brandeis’ production of the play “Every Brilliant Thing,” Amy Ollove ’21, Ashley Friedman ’22 and Kat Potts ’23 expertly balanced audience interaction, humor and heartbreak. Director Emily Pollack ’21 decided to alter the play’s casting from a one-man show into a play with three roles, representing the public, private and secret versions of the […]

Global Bazaar displays community’s cultures

The more you know about someone else’s culture, the better it is for you to understand, communicate and appreciate them, according to Imani McFarlane, founder of House of Tafari Collections on Thursday evening at the Global Bazaar event hosted in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) atrium.  Many cultures, nationalities and traditions that make up the […]

Adagio’s ‘Dare to Dream’ (almost literally) crushed the Levin stage

“We dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.” -Albert Einstein Those are the final lines of the poem printed on the back of this semester’s Adagio programs. I am not convinced that Albert Einstein ever actually wrote those words, but the sentiment resonates regardless. For a dance […]

‘Death Stranding’ impressions: it’s fun, but…

There aren’t many video game “directors” known to the public, but Hideo Kojima is an exception. The Japanese auteur is famous known for creating the “Metal Gear” series. His follow-up, “Death Stranding” has been extremely polarizing in terms of reception. Some praise it as a masterpiece while some say it’s pretentious garbage. Ultimately, I don’t […]

‘I Am Global Week’ exhibits various cultures

I Am Global Week is a week during which Brandeis celebrates the global achievements of its community and allows for international and domestic students to work together to display said global community. I Am Global Week features many events such as the Mega-Language Lunch (MELA) and the Global Bazaar. I Am Global Week was previously […]

Students highlight innovation at showcase

Innovation is important in all fields studied at Brandeis, including both STEM and humanities, according to Associate Provost for Innovation Rebecca Menapace at the Fifth Annual Innovation Showcase in the Shapiro Science Center on Thursday. Brandeis Innovation held the event to show off the projects students had been working on to students, faculty and alumni, […]

Former ambassador Oman discussed country’s future

Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, Oman’s authoritarian leader, is responsible for the success of the country in the past few decades and has been well-respected among the Omanis, according to Gary Grappo, the former United States Ambassador to Oman who spoke in Schwartz on Wednesday. Now, Grappo says that after a year of absence […]

Koslofsky’s Corner: What are we going to do about the Marvel hegemony?

Martin Scorsese is one of our greatest living filmmakers. How many years has this guy been making classics? Turns out, he’s also one of our sharpest critics. In an Op-Ed for The New York Times, Scorsese clarified some of his recent criticism of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). My disdain/jealousy of Scorsese’s […]

‘Unforgotten Song’ remembers the comfort women of World War II

Between 1932 and 1945, imperial Japan was at war with numerous countries in Asia and the Pacific. During this time, the Japanese government enslaved between an estimated 80,000 to 280,000 women from various occupied countries, including Korea, Taiwan, China and the Philippines, horrifically sending these women to military brothels to “comfort” stationed Japanese soldiers. This […]

The Culture of Citizenship

What does it take to be a good citizen? When you hear that question, most people think about voting, however being a good citizen encompasses so much more than that. Learning how to be a good citizen is one of the main themes in “The Culture of Journalism” (JOUR 120) taught by professor Maura Farrelly […]

Professors from Berklee School of Music discuss sexual assault on their campus

After the #MeToo movement erupted in November of 2017, the Berklee School of Music in Boston started to notice sexual violence on its own campus, according to a developmental psychologist at the university who spoke at Brandeis on Wednesday in Epstein.  Professor Alicia Bower showed charts and demographics of the student population broken down into […]

Gosman to add gender-inclusive locker rooms, locker rooms for all varsity sports

Gender-inclusive locker rooms will be added as part of a renovation program to Gosman Sports and Convocation Center, Athletic Director Lauren Haynie told The Brandeis Hoot in an interview. The two phase renovation will not only allow each varsity program to have its own locker room but will also modernize the current locker rooms.  The […]

Greek life requires bystander training for all new members

Student violence prevention educators trained the 77 new members of Brandeis’ fraternities and sororities this semester. The bystander trainings, required at Brandeis by all Brandeis club officers but not members of Greek life, are aimed at preventing violence by providing students with skills to address different situations. The students, Lexi Foman ’21 and Aaron Pins […]

Administrators hold listening sessions following release of Campus Climate Survey

Coordinators for Brandeis’ various inclusion and equity organizations held listening sessions on Friday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Nov. 17 to answer questions and hear concerns from students following the release of the Campus Climate Survey on Thursday, Nov. 14. Although the events were meant for the entire student body, no students on Friday were there […]

Renovations planned in Usdan Student Center

Usdan Student Center will be renovated to consolidate Chaplaincy and Hillel personnel and areas on the ground level and first floor respectively, according to blueprints obtained by The Brandeis Hoot. Robert Avalle Jr., vice president of the Department of Facilities Services, acknowledged that the work will be disruptive to the current occupants of the space […]

ITS says campus Wifi issues are resolved

Information Technology Services (ITS) has resolved the source of the issue that was affecting the campus wireless network as of Thursday at 10:35 p.m., according to Information Technology Services’ status updates.  “We did an upgrade configuration over the summer, and, overtime, the configuration kind of faltered,” said Chief Information Officer Jim La Creta in an […]

The Hoot’s Thanksgiving table

As everyone is getting ready to go home for Thanksgiving, The Brandeis Hoot decided to take on the hardest question of the holiday: what is the best Thanksgiving food? There were many strong opinions, and no consensus was reached. Enjoy the debate, and Happy Thanksgiving!   Polina Potochevska:  My family is from Ukraine. Therefore we did […]