Prof’s study discusses ‘gendered political socialization’

A new study has found that children living in the United States perceive politics as a “male-dominated” space, according to a study co-written by Jill Greenlee (POL). The study also found with increasing age girls perceive political leadership as a “man’s world,” according to the study.    “As a mother of two young girls, our […]

‘Free Guy’ is pretty good without the guy

Directed by Shawn Levy, “Free Guy” is a film of two interconnected plots. On one hand, you have a coming-of-age story of Guy (Ryan Reynolds), a non-playable character (NPC) in the video game “Free City” who gains free will and awareness after falling in love with Molotov Girl (Jodie Comer), a player character. On the […]

City upon a hill

“For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story […]

‘Midnight Mass’: The horrors of self-righteous faith

What is the purpose of faith? What are we supposed to receive from our dedication to a higher power? Are we supposed to receive anything at all or is that a selfish minimization of the point of belief? The societal role of religion, the lofty virtues and corrosive tendencies of fervent faith, has always been […]

Misuse of Brandeis compost bins could lead to consequences

If the Brandeis community doesn’t start respecting the compost bins, they will be removed next month. Associate Director of the Office of Sustainability Mary Fischer spoke to The Brandeis Hoot about the current misuse of compost bins by people on campus.    Due to the issues created by the misuse of the bins, the compost […]

Academic Services to offer assistance with tests during COVID-19 quarantine

Ann Z. Branchini, Interim Dean of Academic Services, wrote that students who are in COVID-19 isolation or quarantine will be offered assistance with navigating quizzes and tests, according to an email sent out to the student body on Sep. 27. There were no such accommodations offered in the past academic year with remote learning.  According […]

Chris Pratt is Mario and I want to scream

Last Thursday, Nintendo livestreamed its semi-semi-annual Nintendo Direct, a 40-minute long marketing presentation featuring reveals of new video games for their Nintendo Switch system, trailers for games the public already knew about, and, for the first time since 1993, information about an upcoming feature film about the Mario Brothers.    Unlike their previous foray into […]

Univ. reopens its flu vaccine clinic

The university will be distributing flu vaccines to community members starting on Oct. 4 in the Hassenfeld Conference Center, according to an email sent to the student body by Morgen Bergman, Assistant Provost of Strategic Initiatives. The clinic will be open to the Brandeis community as well as the general public, according to the email. […]

Women’s volleyball play three games, win one

The Brandeis volleyball team played three matches this past week, winning one. The Judges traveled to Middlebury College on Sep. 25 for a double-header, losing to Amherst (25-14, 25-19, 25-14) and Middlebury (25-14, 25-15, 25-13). The Judges bounced back on Sep. 28, defeating Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in three sets (25-19, 27-25, 25-7). The […]

Brandeis Has Got Talent during Family Weekend Oct. 15

According to an email sent to the Brandeis community on Sep. 23 by Dennis Hicks, the Director of Student Activities, the Department of Student Activities (DSA) will be hosting Family Weekend from Oct. 15 through Oct. 17.  Family Weekend is an annual event held in the fall semester that is designed to provide entertainment for […]

Men’s soccer scores goals in bunches

Before the two contests of the past week, the Brandeis men’s soccer team was facing some tough defenses which led to struggles for their offense. Only one goal was scored in the Judges’ first six games of the season. That quickly changed when the Judges faced off against Bates College and Clark University.  In the […]

Remember to take care of your students

Recently, there has been a wave of events occurring throughout campus that threaten the safety of the student body in the long-term. These issues include mold in the dorm rooms that can lead to medical complications over long periods of time and mislabeled food in the dining hall that could potentially lead to allergic reactions, […]

Who wins the MLB MVP race?

The Major League Baseball (MLB) Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is one of the most prestigious awards a baseball player can get during their career. One player from the American League (AL) and one player from the National League (NL) is given the MVP. Oftentimes, the race to win the award is close and this […]

‘Star Wars Visions:’ Moving Away from Canon

The most recent addition to Disney +’s “Star Wars” content is not actually an addition to the greater “Star Wars” galaxy, and that’s a good thing. “Star Wars: Visions” is an animated anthology series of nine episodes from nine different Japanese animation studios. Each of the nine episodes is a standalone story, and each has […]

24 hour musical review 432 hours later

After much time and deliberation, I am here to review this year’s 24-hour musical, with my totally qualified background of reviewing live musical theater. Let me tell you: the 24-hour musical will always amaze me because, every year, by the time I realize it’s happening, it’s basically over, which I guess is kinda the point, […]

Save the compost!

By this time last year, Brandeis students had correctly sorted three and a half thousand pounds of compost into the green bins outside residence halls, according to associate director of Sustainability Programs Mary Fischer.  That’s three and a half thousand pounds of food waste and certified compostable items that didn’t end up in a landfill; […]

Men’s and women’s tennis play in tournaments

On Sep. 18 and Sep. 19, the Brandeis men’s tennis team participated in their first competition of the year at the Middlebury Invitational. The competition was fierce but ultimately the Judges fared well in their first games of the year.  In the singles A section, senior Jeffrey Chen ’22 started out as the fourth seed […]

Brandeis attends climate change rally

On Friday, Sep. 24, Brandeis filled two buses of students and attended the climate rally in Boston, protesting for action against climate change. Professor Sabine on Mering (ENVS, GER) organized the trip with the help of student organizers, including Maggie Del Re ’23. Though the rally did not go completely as planned, Del Re believes […]

In the Senate, Sep. 26

Emma Fiesinger ’23 launched this Sunday’s senate meeting with updates surrounding the Allocations Board (A-Board), which is responsible for the distribution of university funds to clubs on campus. Fiesinger said that the Allocations Board is currently running with only five elected members while there are supposed to be 10.  This means that the A-Board would […]