Ben & Jerry’s new flavors

Ben and Jerry’s is back to blessing our taste buds with four new delicious flavors. Of course, we looked all over Waltham to hunt them all down. Topped: Dirt Cake Dirt Cake is described as “Vanilla Pudding Ice Cream with Chocolate Sandwich Cookies & Chocolate Cookie Swirls Topped with Milk Chocolatey Ganache & Chocolate Cookie,” […]

Emergency responder helicopter on campus

Community members reported a sighting of a MedFlight helicopter on the club sports field on Wednesday, March 22 around noon, according to photos obtained by The Hoot. Matthew T. Rushton, Chief of Public Safety, followed up with community members on the situation via email and explained that it was for an emergency situation in the […]

The univ. hosts wellness day to focus on community care

The Division of Student Affairs in partnership with the Student Union is hosting a Wellness day on March 25. The day is meant to provide undergraduate and graduate students with “opportunities to explore student organizations and resources,” according to an email from Andrea Dine, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Shelby J. Harris, Assistant […]

Brandeis Educational Justice Initiative featured in Brandeis Magazine

Highlighted within the most recent issue of Brandeis Magazine is one of Brandeis University’s many programs created to educate and support the community, the Brandeis Educational Justice Initiative (BEJI). BEJI was founded in 2019 by Legal Studies and English faculty members Rosalind Kabrhel (LGLS), John Plotz (ENG) and David Sherman (ENG) with a focus on […]

Jack Eichel, the overlooked hockey golden boy

Jack Eichel was once described at the age of 17 as “the new face of American hockey.” He is considered a member of the steadily growing crew of young talents in hockey, along with fellow 2015 draftee Connor McDavid. Now, 25 year old Jack Eichel of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, is a center for the Vegas […]

The Kiwibots talk now and yes, I still like them

Now, before I get into this opinion piece, I want to preface by saying that I’ve seen the “Terminator” movies and most of “Doctor Who,” so I get the whole fear of robots thing. I am someone who is mildly terrified by the concept of Siri and Alexa, someone who shivers whenever I see that […]

Tennis has a mixed week as the men receive another award

The men’s tennis team received the ITA Steve Wilkinson Sportsmanship Award on Friday. Coming a month after the ITA Division III National Men’s Team Indoor Championship, the award acknowledges the team that showed respectful and positive attitudes while maintaining a rigorous level of competition. Even with their losing record at the tournament in February the […]

Community members speak to administration on concerns with dining workers

The university administrators had a talk with community members concerned with dining workers’ rights on Friday, March 18 inside Bernstein Marcus Administration Center. The meeting was meant to be a follow-up to an earlier rally and demands brought to administrators on March 11, according to a previous Brandeis Hoot article.  “Community members should be aware […]

Shabbat shalom, exploring the unknown: my experience visiting Shabbat services

“OMG you should totally come to services” were the words that I’d hear whenever my friends would talk about the event. “Hah! Jewish I did” was always the go-to response that left me fighting demons as I’d try to fight back against uttering, fighting an ego higher than gas prices. I never thought about taking […]

Paul Jankowski draws parallels between the events of Pre-WWII and today

Does history have lessons for us to apply to today? According to Paul Jankowski (HIST), author of “All Against All: The Long Winter of 1933 and the Origins of the Second World War,” there are strong parallels that can be drawn.    According to the book’s description, it “ is the story of the season […]