Students rally to protest militarism

UPDATED: 1/24 at 3:35 p.m. Brandeis students are rallying “to reclaim [the country’s] resources from the war industry, reinvest in life-giving resources, and repair collaborative relationships with the earth and people around the world” as a part of the national organization, Dissenters, according to Brandeis students who gave an informational meeting on Tuesday in the […]

Thank you, Provost Lynch

We, the editorial board of The Brandeis Hoot, would like to thank Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Lisa Lynch for her work in making Brandeis a positive learning environment for its students. As she steps down from her positions to take a sabbatical leave and pursue other endeavors, we would like to […]

In the Senate 1/19

UPDATED: 1/30 10:55 p.m. Jake Rong ’21 stepped down from his position as the Senator to the Class of 2021 at the Senate meeting. “I hope to stay involved in the Union and the projects that many of you have started to see come to fruition,” he said. According to Rong, he “has not made […]

Women’s 4×200 meter relay shines at Bowdoin Invitational

Last weekend, the Brandeis men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Maine to compete at the Bowdoin Invitational. Both teams finished the meet in fifth place; the women’s team scored a total of 40 points, while the men’s team finished with 39 points.  The 4×200 meter relay team made up of Anna Touitou […]

Provost Lynch steps down

Provost Lisa Lynch is stepping down from her positions as provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, according to an email from President Ron Liebowitz sent to faculty, staff and students on Tuesday evening.  Liebowitz said that Lynch will be taking a sabbatical leave and will resume her work as a scholar of labor […]

Student Union planning elections after resignations and dismissal

The Brandeis Student Union is holding an election to fill 14 vacant positions in the Senate, Judiciary and Allocations Board on Jan. 29. According to a handout distributed by the Student Union, the election voting will be conducted digitally throughout the entire course of the day. The same handout lists the following Senate positions as […]

‘Raid: Shadow Legends’ is absolute trash

“Forget everything you know about mobile games” is their tagline. But you shouldn’t. “Raid: Shadow Legends” belongs in the lowest depths of hell that is the industry of mobile gaming. It is guilty of the two most notorious sins: intrusive, deceptive marketing and aggressively monetization-based design.  For those that have (luckily) never heard of it, […]

Men’s and women’s tennis teams both rank top 10 in preseason national rankings

The Brandeis men’s and women’s teams have posted their highest-ever pre-season ranking through the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) which came out on Jan. 16, 2020. The men’s team is ranked eighth, while the women’s team is ranked 10th.  The men’s team is one of four schools in the University Athletic Association (UAA) that were ranked […]

Community packages meals for MLK Day

Dozens of students and members of the community packaged meals for food pantries and congregations that serve the homeless community, and participated in social justice discussions with members of the Brandeis and Waltham community on Monday in Levin Ballroom and Usdan as a part of the 10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Day of […]

Pelicans find themselves in crucial moment as Zion returns

As All-Star weekend approaches, one team in particular finds themselves entering into the most crucial stretch of the season: the New Orleans Pelicans. After a 13-game losing streak left them at an abominable 6-22, the Pelicans have since rallied, going 11-5 over their last 16 games, just three games out of the 8th seed in […]

What do two thousand calories look like?: the breakfast edition

We have all heard that the average person should eat about 2000 calories a day. It tends to vary from person to person, depending on various factors such as sex, age, how active you are, and a bunch of other factors (but since I’m not a nutritionist I cannot think of other factors). For example, […]

The greatest Jeopardy players of all time play to win

So, recently I came across this little-known game show, maybe you’ve heard of it? It’s called “Jeopardy!” That was a joke; you don’t have to have been a contestant to know the immense pop-cultural relevance the show has had over the last 56 years. Anyway, throughout the show’s long and illustrious run, there have been […]

And the Oscar goes to: anybody but the nominees

I watch the Academy Awards every year and I complain about the Academy Awards every year. Like clockwork, I anticipate the list of nominations in January, knowing I’ll be disappointed to see the same problematic patterns and obvious snubs that led to backlashes like #OscarsSoWhite in 2015, a movement against lack of diversity that still […]

Living it up on top at Hadestown

All aboard the railroad car! Next stop: Anaïs Mitchell’s “Hadestown.” This Broadway musical addresses the struggles of the 21st century through the storyline of an ancient Greek tragedy.  Hadestown brings to life the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus (Reeve Carney) and Eurydice (Eva Noblezada), with a few detailed changes. Overall the plot remains the same: […]

Koslofsky’s Corner: yikes, I’m in love with Noah Baumbach

There’s something masochistic about turning on a Noah Baumbach movie. If you’re unfamiliar, this is the writer/director who broke into the mainstream with “The Squid and the Whale” (2005), an excruciating, autobiographical riff on his parents’ divorce. More than any other filmmaker working today, Baumbach makes no illusions about his characters, people he’s willing to […]

Dissenters Movement comes to campus

In the tumultuous times we are experiencing, it may sometimes feel like there is no way to make a difference in the world. However, college students all over the U.S. are turning to membership in various organizations to get involved in changing policies and spreading awareness of the many issues that impact our world. One […]

Brandeis swimming comes out on top during senior night

Last weekend, the Brandeis University swimming and diving teams took down Keene State and Bridgewater State in their Senior Day tri-meet. The men’s team beat Keene State 181-109 and Bridgewater 178-96, while the women’s team swept Keene 183-88 and Bridgewater 195-82. Overall, Brandeis won 21 of its 32 team events.  Before the meet began, Brandeis […]

Men’s basketball receiving national attention

The Judges had an exciting opening weekend in Red Auerbach Arena, picking up two University Athletic Association (UAA) wins. Improving to 3-0 in conference play, and 11-3 on the season, the Judges received recognition for their hustle and heart this past weekend.    On Friday Jan. 17, the Judges faced the University of Rochester Yellowjackets.  Leading […]

Why am I here?: Politics on campus

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the third impeachment trial in American history began. President Donald J. Trump is being impeached with two articles which are finally being debated on the Senate floor. As the good liberals we are here at Brandeis, all the buzz was about the proceedings of the trial. Trump this, history that, you […]