The case against American cheese

We’ve all heard the old adage: “everything’s better with cheese”. For the most part, I agree with that notion. From burgers to chicken to pasta, most foods really do taste better with cheese on them. That is, of course, unless that cheese is American cheese. American cheese is the scourge of the culinary world, and […]

Selfcare during midterm season

In case you were unaware, we are currently in the middle of midterm season, which means everyone, from students to professors are extremely stressed. We would like to remind you all to take care of yourselves. During stressful times, it is very easy to forget about taking care of yourself, however it is very important […]

Brandeis women’s soccer Oct. 21

After outshooting Case Western 17-2 in 2-1 defeat Oct. 9 at homecoming, the Brandeis women’s soccer team traveled to the Midwest, where it faced its most difficult two game stretch of the season. The Judges, eager to earn themselves a tournament berth, bolstered their resume this past weekend, knocking off ninth ranked University of Chicago […]

Men’s soccer wins one and loses one

After a three-game cold streak, the Judges needed to get a win. A week after their homecoming game, they proceeded to play against University of Chicago at Chicago. They played a tough game and ultimately, they were rewarded with a win.  The game had action early on as Chicago had a corner kick in the […]

The problem of racism in Europe

While many like to claim that racism does not exist in France and Western Europe, or at least that it does not exist to the same extent as in the US, I have experienced and seen quite the opposite. The French notion of race being a nonfactor to the state correlates to the societal impression […]

Domestic violence awareness month on campus

264 purple flags were placed on the great lawn on campus in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Signs were posted with the flags with resources for community members seeking safety if they are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse or assault. “The blank space in the display represents the trans and gender non-conforming folk […]

Cross country participates in Connecticut College Invitational

Both men’s and women’s cross country competed in the Connecticut College Invitational on Oct. 16, 2021. These two teams had the tough challenge of facing off against multiple schools nationally ranked in the top 20. Although both teams faced very tough competition this past week, both teams fared well. The men’s team finished 19th out […]

Women’s volleyball vs. University of Rochester and University of Chicago

In the final University Athletic Association (UAA) women’s volleyball tournament of the season, the Brandeis women’s volleyball squad secured seventh place after defeating the University of Rochester (UR) 3-2. This closing Round Robin of the season was held at Emory University in Atlanta, GA where Brandeis faced the 18th-ranked University of Chicago Maroons in addition […]

‘My Name’ is brutal, bloody and brilliant

The revenge-action genre has always been one of incredible intrigue and entertainment to lots of folks, and for good reason. There’s just something incredibly cathartic about seeing a protagonist finally wreak havoc on those who have wronged them, whether it be through mind games and manipulation or grimy fistfights. There are usually questions about humanity […]

‘Fresh’ starts and new beginnings

First year at college can be a wild ride, and it is also a time to try new things. This is the premise for the novel “Fresh” by Margot Wood, released Aug. 3, 2021. The novel centers around Elliot McHugh, a freshman at Emerson College, originally from Ohio. She has no idea what she wants […]

Tennis scoring for dummies

If you are looking at this article that means one of two things: you either are perusing through the paper for something to catch your attention or you are someone who truly wants to learn how scoring in tennis works. Now do not worry, you will not be judged (Brandeis pun please laugh now) for […]

Dining Services hosts their first LGBT inclusivity event

History was made on Oct. 21. For the first time in Brandeis history, Dining Services hosted an LGBT inclusivity event: a drag show called “Drag Me to the Stein” featuring the drag queen Binx. The Brandeis Hoot spoke to some of the planners—Marketing Specialist Alexander Zolotov from Dining Services, Director of the Gender and Sexuality […]

Brandeis’ Jeffrey Chen ’22 and Adam Tzeng ’22 win doubles at MIT invitational

The Brandeis men’s tennis team competed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) 2021 invitational tournament on Oct. 16 and 17. Brandeis’s Jeffrey Chen ’22 and Adam Tzeng ’22 came back as champions of the tournament.  In the first round, Chen and Tzeng defeated the team from Amherst, with a final score of 8-0. In […]

‘Baking Impossible’: A new take on the world of baking

When I first saw “Baking Impossible” pop up on my Netflix home page, I immediately clicked play. My rabbit hole into baking shows started with the release of “Nailed It” on Netflix, and since then I have consistently clicked on baking shows as they have been released, testing to see if they lived up to […]


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

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to

I have made it to my last birthday in college. That’s so scary to think about—the last birthday with all of my friends in the same space. This existential crisis led me to one final conclusion: write an article for The Brandeis Hoot trying to understand my feelings.   I never understood why people cry […]

Swimming and diving open season with wins

The Brandeis swimming and diving team traveled to New York to compete in their first competition of the season, the Hartwick Relays, on Oct. 16 and 17. Both the men’s and women’s teams won against five other teams.  The men’s team won with 136 points for the team, followed by Hartwick College and Le Moyne […]

Surviving midterm season with Mia

Like most people, I haven’t taken an in-person exam since freshman year (two years ago now). This has increased my test-taking anxiety tenfold this midterm season despite the fact that I have only actually had one midterm exam out of my four classes…  As a social sciences or humanities major one exam is still a […]

Live music returns to Brandeis: Music at Mandel

Live music at Brandeis returns featuring the work of the two person music group BOOMscat. Musicians Asha Santee and Patience Rowe performed at Mandel as a part of a series called Music at Mandel this Tuesday. The return of BOOMscat and the Music at Mandel series marks the continuation of an old tradition after the […]