‘Don’t Punish Pain’ movement calls for the termination of Brandeis professor

A group of protesters called for Brandeis University to fire Dr. Andrew Kolodny (HS) as a part of the “Don’t Punish the Pain” movement on Wednesday outside of the entrance to campus, at the concrete “Brandeis University” sign. Kolodny was criticized for saying that there is “little evidence that opioids help chronic pain.” Kolodny, the […]

“The Boys” season two ups the violence and the satire

Wildly entertaining and relevant, “The Boys” is one of the few shows that achieves a superior second season. As much as the show is a psychological, action-filled thriller, it is also a political satire with outrageous and horrific violence. “The Boys” is set in a dystopian America centered around superheroes or “supes” who are given […]

Honor our community

Our campus has a history; our grounds have a past. Even though its history is rich and beautiful and moving, how many of us can say that we know it? It is far too easy for us to deny or ignore things which are no longer relevant to us, even though it means everything to […]

Assonet Wampanoag educator discusses language reclamation and identity

Language is deeply embedded in our individual and cultural identities. For many Indigenous people, it also carries the pain of loss and the trauma of colonization. In its genocide against Indigenous people, the United States government attempted to extinguish indigenous languages by separating Indigenous children from their communities and forcing them to attend English-language boarding […]

‘Bly Manor’ may not be scary, but it is lovely nonetheless

Netflix’s “The Haunting of Bly Manor” was cursed from its very conception. The show is the second entry in the “Haunting” anthology, preceded by the now-legendary “Haunting of Hill House.” “Hill House” was a heart-stopping series that seemed to master the horror genre. Being the follow-up act to anything that good is unenviable. Be too […]

Athletes speak out on World Mental Health Day

Each year on Oct. 10, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Mental Health Day, an annual campaign designed to acknowledge mental health issues across the globe, as well as to uplift those combating stigma and providing healthcare in the mental health workforce. “The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health […]

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 ssis@brandeis.edu or leave a question in the Google Form link on the Student Sexuality Information Service Facebook page. Any and […]

There’s somethin’ new brewin’ at Dunkin’

Earlier in the summer Dunkin’ announced that they were partnering with Post cereal to come out with cereal that will be made with Dunkin’ coffee. They came out with two flavors: Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Latte, which became available in stores in August. As The Hoot’s resident food critics (and coffee lovers), we had to […]

Remembering “The General”

This past Wednesday marked the 130th anniversary of the birth of Dwight D. Eisenhower. His rise to the rank of five-star general officer and then President of the United States, along with the monumental extent of his fame and popularity throughout the nation, was not foretold by the circumstances of his origin. The fact of […]

New York City does not need you

New York City’s “emptying” out is evidence of the disparities that have existed and that have been quietly celebrated by capitalists for decades. As article after article is published, detailing an exodus out of New York with which the right seems to have made a point to scapegoat Democrats, the truth about racial and economic […]

The spooky haunts of Brandeis University

A collage of brutal concrete, brick and steel, the Brandeis campus is a haunt of its own unique variety. If you choose to wander on a particularly overcast autumn afternoon, certain corners of the campus take on an almost apocalyptic aspect. One only has to spend a night or two in that cement labyrinth where […]

In the Senate, Oct. 11

The Brandeis Student Union sent an email to the student body on Oct. 12 about special elections to fill out the remaining open seats, according to senators on Oct. 11 at the Student Union’s second meeting this year. In total, the open positions consisted of eleven senators, one representative, and two allocations board representatives. As […]

Claudia Fox Tree discusses the impact of negative stereotypes

Harmful stereotypes against Indigenous people go back centuries, and it is important to unlearn these stereotypes, according to Claudia Fox Tree in her virtual talk on Oct. 12, the first of many Indigenous Peoples’ Day events at Brandeis. Fox Tree explained that the colonizers did not see Indigneous people as fully human. Indigenous people were […]

Brandeis Counseling Center holds confidential Zoom appointments

Brandeis counselors have been holding confidential Zoom appointments either at their desks at the Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) or from home, according to BCC Director Amy Scobie-Carroll.  “We often use headphones so that even if someone were to enter the room, the sound could not be heard,” Scobie-Carroll told The Hoot in an email. “Many […]

‘The Tower of Nero:’ saying goodbye to an old friend

“The Tower of Nero,” written by Rick Riordan, is the grand finale to 15 years of storytelling told across fifteen full-length novels and three distinct series. That total goes up exponentially if Riordan’s novellas and other mythology series are taken into account. As such, I started reading this book hoping for two things: that it […]

A fair shot at Zoe Quinn’s ‘Depression Quest’

Background: In 2014, “Depression Quest” developer Zoe Quinn was accused by her former boyfriend in a lengthy blog post of having an affair with a game journalist. The gaming public then began to suspect that the journalist in question gave special treatment in his coverage of Quinn and “Depression Quest” in two of his articles. […]

‘Among Us’ is great, but it ain’t ‘Fall Guys’

As you have probably seen, the indie multiplayer title “Among Us” has been something of a YouTube sensation for the past few weeks, much like “Fall Guys” was about a month ago. Countless streamers and content creators are playing it and making videos on it. After trying it out for myself, I think it’s fun, […]