University’s response to racial violence is not good enough

The U.S. has undoubtedly been made more aware of racial issues within the past year. From the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests over the summer to the more recent spa shooting in Atlanta, where several individuals of Asian descent were killed, it’s clear that we are in the middle of a racial crisis. On the […]

One thing a fan of each National League MLB team can be excited about

Spring training is approaching its end, and the regular season is almost upon us. There have been many surprises for each team this offseason and during spring training that should make people excited to see how everything plays out. The National League is full of teams that have varying approaches to this season, but they […]

‘Count It’

“If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.” This quote by Mindy Kaling defines empowered women and leaders all around the world who do not wait for the right time, they make the right time now. The month of March is special, as it honors […]

NFL signs 11-year broadcast agreement with television networks

Since the National Football League’s (NFL) brand exploded worldwide, their mindset has been “go big or go home.” Last week was a “go big” moment as the NFL announced a new round of broadcast rights agreements. The new 11-year agreement is worth $113 billion and begins with the 2023 season and runs through the 2023 […]

Speaker highlights persistent anti-Black racism in Yemen

Gokh Amin Alshaif, a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, spoke about racial issues in Yemen in the post revolution period in the 1960s. Alshaif spoke about the history of anti-Black racism in Yemen towards “Muhamasheen,” a term used to describe Black Yemenis, which still occurs today. […]

Student leaders give updates on the Black Action Plan

Student leaders of the Black Action Plan (BAP) Sonali Anderson ’22 and DeBorah Ault ’22 discussed updates on the plan in an interview with The Brandeis Hoot. They have worked with multiple departments across campus in order to enact demands made in the Black Action Plan.  In a post from March 5 on the Black […]

Rebecca Cokley named 2020 Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life

Disability activist Rebecca Cokley was honored as the 2020 Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life in a Zoom event on Wednesday March 24, and gave a keynote address on how to achieve a truly inclusive democracy.  “When I found myself thinking about what an inclusive democracy would look like, I still was not sure,” Cokley […]

Period Activists at ‘Deis continue their work

Following a name change, Period Activists at ‘Deis (PAD) continue their work on menstrual education and equality.   The name change was caused by recent controversy with the club’s parent organization, PERIOD. “We were originally a chapter of the national nonprofit PERIOD which chapters on a bunch of campuses,” PAD president Cassady Adams ’22 told The […]

Villarosa highlights racism in healthcare

Health coverage journalist and author Linda Villarosa recently spoke to the Brandeis community about racism in healthcare in a webinar hosted by Professor Wangui Muigai (AAAS/HSSP/HIST). “In the United States, we spend the most on healthcare than any other country,” Villarosa said during her talk. She emphasized the irony of this and how surprising this […]

The Rose Art Museum’s ‘Off The Wall’ exhibit and beyond

The latest and only exhibition currently open for viewing at the Rose Art Museum is called “Off The Wall,” which is tied to the Rose’s 60th anniversary celebration. “We are thrilled we’ve been able to offer an in-person art experience for the Brandeis campus community this semester with our pop-up exhibition ‘Off The Wall,’ as […]

‘Justice League: The Snyder Cut’ is decent at best

The long awaited Snyder Cut improves upon many of the flaws of the original Justice League movie that appeared in theatres back in 2017. I must, however, admit that director Zack Snyder’s vision has several fatal flaws that render what could have been amazing merely passable. That being said, the film has a lot of […]

One thing a fan of each American League MLB team can be excited about

Spring training is approaching its end and the regular season is almost upon us. There have been many surprises for each team this offseason and during spring training that should make people excited to see how everything plays out. The American League is full of teams that have varying approaches to this season but they […]

Inside the NCAA: Blatant sexism on the surface

“Thank you for using the three biggest weeks of your organization’s year to expose exactly how you feel about women’s basketball—an afterthought,” said Nell Fortner, Georgia Tech women’s basketball head coach, in an open letter to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) she posted via Twitter on Tuesday morning.  Division I women’s basketball players—along with […]

SSIS advice column

Welcome back to the Student Sexuality Information Service (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 […]

Berating the American blinker

This article has been a long time coming. This has pissed me off for over a year now, but something—usually new delicious foods to try—always got in the way. What is this thing that has been pissing me off for over 365 days? Cars with red blinkers. I know what you are thinking: what? Who […]

Nevada as a case study on working together

The prevailing strategy of the Democratic Party’s 2020 campaign was to “vote blue no matter who.” Maybe then-nominee Biden wasn’t your first choice, but everyone from creators of kitschy Instagram slideshows to Angela Davis agreed that Americans had to band together for the greater good. This argument always punched left—it’s better to have a moderate […]

‘The Mauritanian’ is a boring depiction of a remarkable story

Stories of American depravity need to be told. “The Mauritanian” tells an important, still horrifyingly relevant, true story of a Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) detainee. This film thrives in bringing sympathy and attention to the men wrongfully imprisoned in Gitmo but fails to enthrallingly present the court case the movie centers around. Based on the book […]

The pros and cons of living off campus

Housing selection at Brandeis can be a stressful time, especially for upperclassmen as the lottery seems to be less friendly and housing is not guaranteed. Worrying about housing while also trying to deal with midterms, finding summer internships and everything else going on in the world can definitely not be the most fun. However, I […]

The importance of hydration

I am not sure if everyone had this kind of guy in high school, but I was the guy that would be carrying a massive water bottle around with me wherever I went. It got to the point where I was even asking my friends to get me large water bottles for my birthday, the […]