There’s a lot going on right now

It’s the last full week of classes at Brandeis, so fittingly, it’s the busiest week of the entire year. It feels like every organization on campus is choosing to insert themselves into students’ lives at the exact same time.   Upperclassmen have their housing selection this week. Many housing options were taken by rising sophomores, […]

Brandeis hosts second annual Festival of the Arts Craft Market

The third-ever Brandeis Craft Market took place this week! On April 26 and 27, student artists got the opportunity to showcase their work to the community. Tables covering Fellows Garden were full of handmade goods, everything from earrings to paintings to homemade macarons, available for purchase.    “I was so excited to participate in the […]

Softball takes on NYU

Brandeis Softball traveled to the city that never sleeps to play University Athletic Association (UAA) rival New York University. The Judges and the Violets, though, played their four game conference series on Staten Island, NY. As NYU continues to renovate their athletic facilities, the Violets softball squad competes on collegiate campuses in the neighboring boroughs. […]

2022 Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Global Business Leadership

Brandeis recently awarded Sir Ronald Cohen with the 2022 Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Global Business Leadership for his work as a philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor and social innovator. As described in the 2022 Perlmutter Award webpage, Cohen is “recognized as the father of impact investment and European venture capital and is driving […]

BookTok worth it or not: ‘Circe’ and ‘The Song of Achilles’

It was spring break last week and you know what that means, I stayed in and read on your behalf once again! I found a number of cute bookstores over break, now I will insert a shameless plug to Trident Booksellers and The Concord Bookstore for supporting my reading addiction. Anyway, here is my spiel—-I […]

A lifelong Sonic fan’s review of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’

2022 is, without a doubt, the best year to be a Sonic the Hedgehog fan since at least 2011, if not earlier. The second feature film is out now with a third already confirmed, two new TV series are on the way, Jim Carrey himself wrote a prequel comic set in the universe of the […]

The New York Rangers clinch their first Stanley Cup playoff spot in five years

The New York Rangers have not only clinched their first playoff spot in five years on Saturday night, but they also got their ticket to the Stanley Cup tournament with nine games left in the regular season. With a 5-1 win off the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers defied all odds. Behind […]

‘Everything, Everywhere, All at Once:’ a multiverse of meaning

From “Rick and Morty” and “Into the Spider-Verse” to upcoming blockbusters like “Multiverse of Madness” and the “Flash” movie, the concept of traversing parallel universes is currently experiencing a cultural renaissance, and it is no great stretch of the imagination to see why. It’s fun to cast off from the hum-drum wasteland of our known […]

Dining contract awarded to Harvest Table Group

The university announced that the new dining contract has been awarded to Harvest Table Culinary Group, according to an email sent to community members on April 14. Starting in July 2022, the university’s dining food service vendor will no longer be Sodexo.  “Brandeis’ vision for the future of campus food service—food excellence, hospitality, collaboration, and […]

Dean of Arts and Sciences set to leave in 2023

Current Dean of Arts and Sciences—Dorothy Hodgson—announced her intent to step down from the position in June 2023, according to an email sent to community members by Carol Fierke, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Hodgson will not be renewing her appointment after her fifth year.  “An award-winning scholar, teacher, and mentor, [Hodgson] […]

Nine dance groups perform in Kaos Kids dance show

On April 14, in Levin Ballroom the university held its Spring 2022 semester show for Kaos Kids, a “secular, hip-hop open dance team that performs all over campus and at other universities,” as described on the show’s pamphlet.The show featured nine dance groups and many community members and outside visitors were in attendance for the […]

Baseball plays close games

Since Brandeis left-fielder Sam Nugent ’23 arrived on campus his first year, he has made an immediate impact. Playing in every game since 2020, Nugent has a career 0.294 batting average and a whopping 0.419 on-base percentage resulting from his superior plate discipline and ability to foul off tough pitches. Nugent has been an excellent […]

I see Paris I see France

For those wondering what kinds of places you will go to when you are abroad then worry not, for I may have an answer. You will see parts of the world you have only seen in photographs and the craziest part about all of it—you’ll see them all within weeks of each other! It is […]

Tennis closes out the season

As the season closed, the men’s and women’s tennis teams played a few games before heading to Florida for the University Athletic Association (UAA) championships. After a season full of ups and downs, the two teams looked to close out the season on a high note. The men’s team headed into this stretch with a […]

Brandeis moves from Sodexo to Harvest Table

On April 14, Brandeis announced that we will be transitioning to a new dining vendor. The university will be switching from Sodexo to Harvest Table (A subsidiary of Aramark). As members of the Brandeis community who have been eating Sodexo’s “food” for a year now, we wanted to weigh in on the decision.   Vincent’s […]

The University eases its COVID-19 protocols

With the reduction of positive cases on campus, the university has decided to ease its COVID-19 protocols on campus, according to an email sent to community members on April 11. The university’s new guidelines are structured similarly to the Center for Disease COntrol and Prevention’s  (CDC) guidelines, wrote Carol A. Fierke, Provost and Executive Vice […]

Track and Field competes at UAAs

The Judges men and women’s Track and Field team competed in four meets, including the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships in Missouri.    Providence Friar Invitational, April 8   On the men’s side, Matthew Driben ’22 placed 14th in the three thousand meter run with a time of 8:52.62. In the 800 meter run, Samuel […]

‘Something Rotten’ is certainly fresh

On April 7th through April 10th, Brandeis’ Undergraduate Theater Collective put on a hilarious production of “Something Rotten.” The show is famous for its humor and references to other musicals and this cast lives up to the humor that the musical is known for. While the show is effortlessly entertaining  and the cast gives their […]

Brandeis celebrates Earth Week

To celebrate Earth Day at Brandeis, the Office of Sustainability, the Center of Spiritual Life and student Sustainability Ambassadors organized Earth Week, a week-long series of events, talks and activities promoting sustainability and climate activism. Earth Week also featured participation from Brandeis Dining, faculty and external speakers.    Diane Lauber from the Center of Spiritual […]

Niamh Kenney ’22: through work and nails to victory

Although Niamh Kenney ’22 has been running since middle school, she was actually a soccer kid growing up. “I was always running in middle school… it was something I enjoyed,” Kenney told The Brandeis Hoot in an interview. Being competitive as a kid also helped Kenney get to where she is today.  “I never thought […]