The PARC Community Engagement Group: building community based response to violence

The Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center (PARC) Community Engagement Group is a new group that was started by Eva Bohn ’22. Bohn explained that she spent the summer of 2020 working on a project with PARC which involved creating the PARC Community Engagement Group in an interview with The Brandeis Hoot. Bohn explained, “something I […]

You should be concerned about

This is a recurring column discussing different climatic and environmental topics that are being affected by human behaviors and interactions. If you have a topic you wish to be covered please reach out to    On Sep. 29, the United States Fish and Wildlife Services released a list of 23 species that they are […]

Fish—a short story

Olivia had fallen in love with Victor on her first day at the office. She had been flustered and embarrassed, first day jitters and lack of experience leading to a pissed-off customer and a teary-eyed new employee. Everyone else had just given her pitying looks or awkwardly moved past her, but Victor had stopped next […]

‘Final Fantasy XIV’ has the best community in any online game

“Final Fantasy XIV” was the perfect game for me back in August. I finally had tons of free time but couldn’t go outside due to the pandemic. As you would expect from a “massively multiplayer online game,” this game offers huge open worlds ripe for exploration, exciting adventures and characters to meet and be attached […]

Women’s tennis participates in ITA Championships

Between Oct. 1 and 3, the Brandeis women’s tennis team participated in the ITA Regional Championships hosted by Bowdoin College.  In the singles A draw, two Brandeis athletes were included. Senior Ana Hatfield ’22 faced off against a student from Smith College in the round of 64. Hatfield won the first round after a close […]

49th Annual Rosenthal Award winners win Nobel Prize in Medicine

Ardem Patapoutian and David Julius have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work in identifying a new type of receptor which allows us to perceive temperature and pressure, according to the Nobel Prize Page. Patapoutian and Julius both won the 49th Annual Rosenthal Award in 2019 from the university, according to […]

Brandeis women’s soccer vs. CMU

Over the weekend, the Brandeis women’s soccer team traveled to Pittsburgh, PA to compete in their first University Athletic Association (UAA) game of the season. Facing up against the 17th-ranked Carnegie Mellon Tartans, the 22nd-ranked Judges battled defensively, but were ultimately unable to secure the victory, falling 3-0 to the Tartans on the road. With […]

New ForagerOne platform provides central source for research and funding

A new research platform called ForagerOne has recently been launched to support Brandeis students in finding paid research and creative project opportunities. The news was shared in a recent school-wide email from Margaret Lynch, Director of Undergraduate-Faculty Research Partnerships in the School of Arts and Science.    Supported by a grant from the Davis Educational […]

You should watch ‘Taskmaster (U.K.)’

Alex Horne, a comedian effectively unknown to American audiences, has created the best game show currently on television. “Taskmaster (U.K.),” the first of eight country-specific Taskmasters including a one-season failure based in the U.S., is currently on its 12th series. The show has been gaining a lot of popularity in the U.K., with an average […]


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 […]

Sproutfit’s album processes difficult things, but in a cute way

Sproutfit, a “five-person, succulent-growing, indie-pop group” composed of Brandeisians, will release their first album on Oct. 8. Titled “Homegrown Sprouts,” this album chronicles the struggle of living through, and growing up in, a global pandemic. Two band members, April Ginns ’21 and Maya Kattler-Gold ’21, spoke to The Brandeis Hoot about their debut album, revealing […]

Pay your Orientation Leaders

Last January, for the first time, the Orientation Leader (OL) position at Brandeis was a paid one. Students who were selected to work as mid-year OLs for the class of 2024 received $500 for showing back up to campus a week or so before classes and spending a couple days training together, followed by a […]

Unknown cause of brown water in Gerstenzang

The bathroom and water fountain located near the entrance of the Gerstenzang Science Library building had brown water on Oct. 4 around 11 a.m., according to photos obtained by The Brandeis Hoot. The university’s Facilities Administration is not sure what caused the water to be brown, according to Lori Kabel, Facilities Administration Director, in an […]

Student Union announced special election winners

The Student Union 2021 Fall Round 2 Elections opened on Sep. 29, according to an email sent by James Feng ’22, Student Union Secretary and Chief of Elections. Students had 24 hours to vote in the elections; all positions ran unopposed in this election. The Senate positions being voted for included: Charles River Community Senator, […]

Going out in Paris

If you want to party in Paris, I am here to help. Since it’s only been a few weeks that I’ve stayed here, consider this a beginners guide and one that I will undoubtedly continue to add on to. Warning though, the music scene, somewhat laughably, is about five years behind the United states.  To […]

Men’s soccer plays two overtime matches

Brandeis Judges vs. Carnegie Mellon Tartans The Judges played against the Carnegie Mellon Tartans, in which the Judges had the opportunity to reach a 0.500 win rate if they clinched the win. However, the game ended in a draw, leaving the Judges to move to 3-4-2 overall for the season. The first half was very […]

Brandeis Public Safety fundraise as part of the Pink Patch campaign

Officers Sherry Gibson and Tony Celona tabled in the Shapiro Science Center with free cookies and pink patches to fundraise and raise awareness about Breast Cancer Awareness Month through the Pink Patch project, on Oct. 4. They told The Brandeis Hoot that for the month of October, officers had the option to put the new […]

Regardless of administration, there’s a trend of colorism in immigration policy

Recent developments in the U.S.-Mexico border involving the deportation of thousands of Haitian migrants continue to highlight the exceedingly hypocritical nature of U.S. immigration laws. Immigration has been controlled in various ways by the U.S. government for a century as the result of several immigrant waves and world wars (which shaped refugee claims and processes […]