Here’s to the end of COVID-19 caution

Since the start of the pandemic there has been a huge question—when will it end? For most, we thought it would be two weeks in our houses and then life would return to how it was. That was simply not the case. Now two and a half years later, have we reached the end of […]

Aiden Guthro’23 talks soccer and family

Some people say their teammates are like family, and this is without a doubt true about the Brandeis men’s soccer team. Aiden Guthro ’23—the men’s soccer captain and goalkeeper—spoke with The Brandeis Hoot about the team that doubles as his family.  Guthro referred to his teammates affectionately as his brothers; he wrote saying that every […]

“Drawtectives”: A fun show for art, mystery, rpg and comedy lovers

“Drawtectives,” a youtube series started by the Drawfree channel, had its season 2 finale in early August, and given that I’ve been following the series since last semester, I figured that it was about time that I actually give it a review.   The show follows three new interns working mystery cases as part of […]

A 48-year-old professional baseball player

The oldest player to take the mound in MLB history was Satchel Paige, at the age of 59. But, in an MLB Partner League known as the Atlantic League, a 48-year-old Brandeis alum recently took the mound. Nelson Figueroa ’98, who “played 9 seasons in MLB, last pitching professionally in 2014,” pitched a complete game […]

SciFest 2022 celebrates undergraduate research

The Brandeis community recently celebrated SciFest, an annual poster gallery that features the culmination of undergraduate research in the sciences. This year’s 11th annual SciFest was held on Aug 11th and showcased 116 different undergraduate scientific projects from numerous scientific fields.  Student presenters described their experience conducting research and participating in SciFest with The Brandeis […]

So you’re in a “lofted” triple

With the 2022-2023 academic year kicking off last week there has been one thing on most upperclassmen’s minds: why are there so many first-years on campus? For most of us, walking around feels odd because we cannot recognize any of the faces around campus anymore. It is simply overrun by first-years now! But there is […]

Deshaun Watson showed how dumb the NFL is

“I’ve always been able to stand on my innocence and always said I never assaulted or disrespected anyone but at the same point I have to continue to push forward with my life and career,” said Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson recently agreed to a 11-game suspension and $5 million fine following accusations from […]

This Spa is not for everyone – particularly Daniel Ricciardo

Last Sunday the world of motorsport had its eyes glued to a little town in Belgium named “Spa.” The 14th grand prix of the Formula 1 season returned to Belgium for the 78th time. Lots can be said based on what happened this weekend but the best news to come out of the race was […]

Where I’m From

I am from many countless early mornings and late nights Waking up every day to be better than who I was yesterday  Working every day, to put myself in a position to be successful and succeed Working everyday just to be better   I am my parents’ greatest accomplishment Who would have thought their union […]

Brandeis is a second-half team

This semester is off to a slow start. Students and faculty alike are adjusting to the new and oddly-timed class blocks, students are exploring the new dining options from the new vendor and Harvest Table is struggling to provide the services Brandeis students are used to post-Sodexo. Harvest Table has added new dining options in […]

Honorary degree recipient nomination opened

On Monday, Aug. 29 President Ron Liebowitz sent an email to the Brandeis community calling for nominations for 2023 Brandeis honorary degree recipients. President Liebowtiz stated that the “joyous time” of Brandeis Commencement “provides the university with the opportunity to recognize … individuals who embody the Brandeis spirit through their leadership…” in numerous areas.    […]

2022 Jacob and Louise Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine

Jan Steyaert was selected as the 2022 Jacob and Louise Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine winner for his pioneering work in biochemistry.  The Gabbay Award recognizes research that adds value to the field of biomedical science. Specifically, the Gabbay Award targets research that has a distinct application from its basic science roots. Recipients of […]