An interview with President Ron Liebowitz 

President Ron Liebowitz sat down with the Hoot to help the student body get to know him better. In a half-hour dialogue with The Brandeis Hoot, President Liebowitz gave some insights into himself, Brandeis, and his job.   Why Brandeis? Well for me personally, I had no interest in a second presidency. The first one […]

Men’s basketball starts season off with a win

The Brandeis men’s basketball team began the 2021-2022 season with a lopsided win against Rivier University. This first game of the season took place on Nov. 11 with Brandeis as the home team.  The first points of the season came from senior forward Noah Hagerty ’22. Hagerty scored a layup after a minute and a […]

Men’s and women’s fencing win one in Colorado

The Brandeis University fencing teams traveled west to the United States Air Force Academy to compete in the Western Invitational against some of the most elite teams in the country. Overall, the Judges were successful, as the men posted a 2-6 mark, defeating Incarnate Word (18-9) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (22-5). The […]

A conversation with Jesse Sendejas of Days N’ Daze

Musician Jesse Sendejas is grateful for the life he has. That’s what stood out to me most during our short conversation outside the Middle East, a small venue in Cambridge, this October. Sendejas is a singer and guitarist for the band Days N’ Daze, a thrash grass band from Houston, Texas. Thrash grass, often colloquially […]

Kids say the darndest things

Over the summer I took on a new job which was nothing like my previous one. You see, in high school and for my first year of college I worked at a restaurant because all my friends worked there and we loved the managers. Shoutout to Val’s restaurant in Holden—best chicken Marsala in North America. […]

Guest lecturer speaks on neuroscience

Doris Tsao from the University of California Berkeley took part in a lecture series honoring the legacy of Dr. John Lisman at the university on Nov. 15. Tsao spoke on her career and research in neuroscience with community members, explaining the neural pathways involved with different stimuli including object and facial recognition.  Tsao is known […]

Brandeis club frisbee heads to nationals

Between Nov. 13 to 14 the Brandeis men’s and women’s club ultimate frisbee teams headed to regionals. The women’s team is called Banshee and they participated in regionals at Williamstown. The men’s team is called Tron and they traveled to Stonehill College to compete in regionals. Both teams played during the season, but regionals was […]

‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ is even more magical than the first time around

First released in 2012, “Red” was noteworthy for some of Taylor’s most beautiful lyrics and sounds, and it marked the beginning of her transition from the country to pop genre. Now the hottest album of the moment, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” is nothing short of the magical experience that first captured the hearts of so many […]

In conversation with Danny Lyon

Danny Lyon—a photojournalist—joined Waltham High School members and university students in a Zoom session on Nov. 17, to answer questions from students. Lyon discussed his career in photography and different projects of his work with students.  After receiving a B.A. in History from the University of Chicago in 1963, Lyon joined the Student Non-Violent Coordinating […]

‘The Villainess’ is a must-watch for action-revenge genre fans

After watching the action-packed, revenge-genre Netflix series “My Name,” I decided to give “The Villainess” (dir. Jeong Byeong Gil) a shot, mostly because I had heard that those who liked “My Name” would like this film. As this movie had come out about four years ago, I was already somewhat familiar with the plot but […]

You should put your mental health first

We’re at that terrible time of the year when the sky is dark by 5 p.m. every single night. The days are short, the classes are long and the joy of the holidays seems so far out of reach, but still close enough for you to see. Though everything may seem hopeless, we have some […]

Students celebrate Mela

The Brandeis South Asian Student Association (SASA)—a club promoting a safe space for South Asians in the Brandeis community—hosted Mela on Saturday, Nov. 13. Mela—Hindi for Fair—is an annual performance at the university promoting an understanding of South Asian culture, according to a university page.   This year’s Mela celebration was called “Saktiya: The Strength in […]

Brandeis rakes in the honors from the fall season

On Thursday Nov. 11, Lara Verstovsek ’25, the first-year right-side hitter, on the volleyball team was named second-team All-Association selection by the University Athletic Association (UAA). The best offensive player on the team, Verstovsek averaged 2.72 kills per set (the most on Brandeis’ team), placing seventh in the conference, but ranked fifth for her 275 […]

‘Angel’s Egg’: enigmatic, surreal, beautiful

Every worthy piece of art demands to be solved, its every aspect analyzed, until all is exhausted and its every secret is unearthed from the veil of its appearances. There is a great sense of joy when that is accomplished, and I take pride in thinking that I am mostly successful in such expeditions, to […]

Brandeis swimming falls to Waltham rival Bentley University

The Brandeis swimming and diving team swam against the Bentley University Falcons on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Judges men’s team lost out to the Falcons 162-132; the Judges women’s team lost 188-99. Despite this, the Judges won several races against the Falcons and simultaneously obtained several season-best times. The men’s team obtained 11 best times, […]

Pulitzer Prize winner speaks at univ.

In a talk at Brandeis on Monday, Nov. 15, the Boston Globe team behind Pulitzer-Prize winning article “Blind Spot” spoke about the process of creating the article and their experiences in journalism. The Boston Globe staff explained that they knew they had a potentially big story about truck driving when they were “shocked” and “outraged” […]

Campus dietician trying to improve dining experiences one student at a time

Dining while in college can seem daunting. Students often struggle with the need to both maintain their health and manage specific dietary needs, on top of the many other stressors that being in college brings. Here at Brandeis, there are safeguards in place and people to turn to if dining on campus is not what […]

Ninth annual Heller Startup Challenge

The ninth annual Heller Startup Challenge produced three winning social impact projects in tenant rights, regenerative seaweed farming and NFTs for fundraising. Running from last Friday, Nov. 12 evening to Sunday, Nov. 14 evening, participants of the challenge formed teams, conducted market research and developed a business model for their mission driven businesses.    Ultimately, […]