Stop deferred maintenance, invest in long-term solutions

UPDATED: 2/5 9:15 p.m. We, the editorial board of The Brandeis Hoot, understand that running a university requires a lot of money, and it’s not always feasible to give students everything they want. However, we do ask, considering how much money we pay for this school and will continue to pay after we graduate, that […]

In the Senate 1/26

The Senate passed a resolution proposed by Executive Senator Scott Halper ’20 which moved the selection of committee chairs to after the conclusion of the election cycle. Halper said the intention was to allow newly elected senators to become committee chairs. The resolution was voted on by affirmation and passed unanimously. Vice President Kendal Chapman […]

Women’s suffrage teach-in celebrates centennial of 19th amendment

Various female speakers presented the history of women’s suffrage in a teach-in hosted in the Alumni Lounge on Thursday to celebrate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment. “The right to vote has a very contentious history, not just a contentious present,” said Professor Karen Hansen of the Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and […]

Fencing holds winning record at NFC meet, Shortall and Lin win honors

The Brandeis fencing teams headed over to nearby Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA this past weekend to compete in the second Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) tournament of the season. Both the men and the women posted winning records, each going 4-2 after the competition. The Judges took on opponents from Brown University, Tufts University, […]

Union fills nine empty election seats in winter elections

The Student Union filled nine seats in the Winter 2020 elections. A total of 503 students voted in the election. One of two candidates running for the position of Midyear Senator, Michelle Kleytman ’23, won the position with 35 votes.  Kleytman said her main priority as Midyear Senator is to give a voice to the […]

Emirati sultan lectures about modern Middle Eastern art

Sultan Sooud al Qassemi, Emirati commentator on Arab affairs and a member of the Sharjah ruling family, who teaches at Boston College, discussed influential pieces of Middle Eastern art and their political undertones on Jan. 22 in Schwartz Hall 103.  Al Qassemi, an “an art lover and art collector,” started the lecture by displaying a […]

A case for the Dawn Redwood, Brandeis’ only sequoia tree

When we think about “art on campus,” most people tend to imagine objects made of paint, canvas and wood and placed in either the Rose Art Museum or Dreitzer Gallery in Spingold Theater. The multitude of statues and busts with plaques nailed to them that litter the campus also come to mind, but what about […]

I’m crazy for ‘Manic’

Genre-defying and sonically cohesive, Halsey’s “Manic” is the strongest album released in months. Halsey uses these 16 tracks to tell a story of an insecure girl navigating the world, and she’s not afraid to show the ugly sides of her life. The tracks range from slow and sweet to fast and angry to jerky and […]

Thank you, Kobe

On January 26, 2020, a tragic helicopter accident in Calabasas, California claimed the lives of nine people. According to the New York Times, the victims included NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant. The tragedy has left the country shocked and doing something we never anticipated doing this early: memorializing Kobe.  Kobe […]

Holocaust survivor visits Brandeis for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

408. 6 million. A simple letter ‘J’ on an ID card. Those who attended Ms. Inge Auebacher’s visit to Brandeis this week may have noticed how the events that she recounted were simultaneously so personal and impersonal. On the one hand, Ms. Auebacher had her life defined by numbers and generic markers, such as the […]

Women’s basketball beats WashU on the road, falls to Chicago in OT

Jillian Petrie ’21 has been a steady force for the Judges all season. Playing just five games a season ago, Petrie is averaging over nine points per game and is one of four Judges who has started all 16 contests. Petrie was instrumental in the Judges’ 86-81 road victory against Washington University in St. Louis […]

Split track squads shine at Boston University, MIT

Last weekend, the Brandeis track and field teams sent two different squads to the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic and the MIT Art Farnham Invitational. Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic The runners racing at Boston University had the opportunity to compete amongst NCAA Division I, II and III runners, as well as professionals. […]

D’Aguanno does it again as the Judges top UChicago, fall to WashU

The Brandeis University men’s basketball team traveled to St. Louis and Chicago over the weekend, improving to 4-1 in the UAA as they defeated the University of Chicago (UChicago) Maroons in the final seconds of the game, but unfortunately fell to the Washington University at St. Louis (WashU) Bears in regulation. The #24-ranked Judges were […]

A day in the life of a PARC Peer Advocate

When Kharmalina Tong ’20 enters the Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center (PARC) office, the first thing she does is log in to the chat service present on the PARC website. She aids others in the office and also works on future steps for projects or events that she is involved in. Tong is the Community […]

Neighborhoods are important to child development, new study finds

The neighborhood that a child grows up in matters for a child’s health and development, according to a new study published through The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, in collaboration with The study says that living in certain neighborhoods not only affects health and education in a child’s youth, but also their […]

Why am I here?: Disappointment

Hello North Quad Team, As the unofficial representative of the student body, I would like to respond to the egregious claims made of us. First of all, yes, break was very relaxing thank you very much, and as far as I am concerned the semester is alright so far. Thanks for asking.  Now let’s get […]

SSIS advice column

Welcome back to the SSIS column, where we answer any and all of Brandeis students’ questions about sex, sexuality, identity, and relationships. If you have a question you’d like answered in our next column, email or leave a question in the Google Form link on the Student Sexuality Information Service Facebook page. Any and […]

What do two thousand calories look like?: the ‘real food’ 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, […]

Crowning a new king

Without a doubt, 2020 has started with a bang. At the time this article was written, there have been over 6,000 confirmed cases of and 133 deaths due to coronavirus worldwide, with the vast majority of cases being in China, according to the New York Times.  Unsurprisingly, coronavirus has hit the headlines, and speculations of […]

Equality for Gosman-goers

Here at Brandeis, we have 21 club sports teams and 30 intramural sports teams, as well as various other recreational teams that are not under either organization’s umbrella, such as Brandeis Football Club (soccer) and Brandeis Tennis Club. In contrast to over 50 non-varsity sports teams, Brandeis boasts only 17 varsity teams. It’s fair to […]