Behind the failure of Storage Squad’s box delivery to Skyline

The move-in experience for Skyline residents who used Storage Squad this year has not been ideal, according to student interviews with The Brandeis Hoot. Storage Squad is an outside company that has partnered with Brandeis for the past few years and is in charge of moving students’ boxes out of and into their dorms at […]

Harvest Table hosts ‘Welcome Home’ event

The university’s hospitality group—Harvest Table—hosted a ‘Welcome Home’ event for community members in Fellows Garden on Sep. 15.  Allison Deyo—Harvest Table’s Sustainability Manager on campus—talked with The Hoot about the hospitality group’s hopes to increase transparency and conversations between the hospitality group and community members through pop-up events like this.  The event featured various drinks […]

Men’s soccer beats rival Babson College

It was a warm day with plenty of humidity as two rival teams prepared to face off in their yearly matchup. On Sept. 10, the Brandeis men’s soccer team played against Babson College for a physical matchup that did not disappoint. In 2018, Babson got the better of Brandeis 2-0, however in the very next […]

Women’s Soccer Victories over JWU & Clark

The Brandeis Women’s soccer team had an efficient week, advancing to 3-2 on the season with a win at home and a win on the road. The #21 ranked Judges, according to the United Soccer Coaches national poll, defeated Johnson and Wales University on Gordon Field 3-1 and Clark University 2-1. All three of the […]

Individuals, no matter how remarkable they are, don’t make history alone

Note: This piece was adapted from a speech given at the History of Ideas Program’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero!” event.   No person can make history without a cast of key supporters and people that are willing to follow them. Without companies to use his polluting technology, Thomas Midgley wouldn’t be in environmental history […]

The great man theory of history: a reflection

Note: This piece was adapted from a speech given at the History of Ideas program’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero!” event.   I think this theory gets at something more fundamental than simply “does history make great men, or do great men make history?” I think this theory boils down to a question of emphasis. […]

Volleyball has best start since 2010

After starting off the season 3-0 without dropping a single set, the Judges played their first set of away games of the season. The first game was just 20 minutes away at Emerson College. Last year the two teams faced off in a similar early season matchup, however the game was at Brandeis. After going […]

BookTok worth it or not: ‘The Guest List’ by Lucy Foley

I’m back and likely not going away anytime soon my dudes. ’Cause guess what, I’ve got books so I’m gonna review them. Are my reviews terrible and entirely biased? Yes. But whatever, joke’s on you ’cause you’re reading this.  Here’s what I do: I see books on BookTok. I decide whether I should read them […]

GSC Open House: ‘Out at the Fair’

On Thursday, Sept. 15 the Brandeis Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) hosted its annual Open House event, this year titled “Out at the Fair.” Over 50 students gathered inside the GSC Office in Usdan and outside on the grass to experience the county fair-themed event by eating snacks, petting service animals and learning about the […]

Venice Film Festival and what you should expect for films in the fall

Summer is about to end which means we are heading into fall. Not only is this a transition for the weather, but it is also a transition for film. When we enter into the fall, we are entering into the beginning of the Oscar contenders. A sign that the higher tier films are coming is […]

Nine fantasy gems BookTok hasn’t found yet

Alongside romance, fantasy is one of BookTok’s favorite genres, and recommendations abound. But if you’re a little weary of coming across the same recommendations over and over again, I’ve got nine recommendations to add to your reading list, for every type of fantasy fan.   “The Golem and the Jinni” by Helen Wecker: Part fantasy, […]

Do you hear that? It’s a Brandeis helicopter parent.

The Brandeis Hoot has been in contact with an insider source of the Brandeis Parents Facebook Community—Michael [last name redacted]. This informant has been willing to share some details of the messages being shared in the chat. And let me tell you— it is some juicy information. “My son lost a favorite jacket on campus […]

Ice cream is the most overrated dessert

I want to preface this article by saying I do enjoy eating ice cream, however in general I am not a dessert person. Now, I can say with absolute certainty ice cream is one of the most overrated desserts. At one point it seemed like a novelty. When you were a kid, you may have […]

Brandeis History of Ideas panel: can individuals make history?

The Brandeis History of Ideas Program held a panel discussion with the focal question of “Can individuals make history?” featuring faculty and student speakers. Director of the History of Ideas Program David S. Katz moderated the event. The panel aimed to dissect the role of individualism in history-making from multiple angles by sharing the perspectives […]

Madness in Monza

Bright and early on Sunday, Sept. 11, the 16th race of the 2022 race season in Formula 1 took place in the quiet northern Italian town of Monza. Ferrari fans lined the entire track with red, black and yellow to throw support behind their home team. In order to properly dissect the action and importance […]

An Interview with Student Union President Peyton Gillespie

What changes do you plan to make to Brandeis this year?    There are quite a few that we are looking at implementing on campus. One of our primary initiatives is the free menstrual product initiative [with Period Activists at ’Deis/PAD]. Our ultimate goal is to incorporate free menstrual products into both high traffic areas […]

Emmys recap: a celebration of the best that television has to offer

There are a lot of television shows out there and it can be hard to decide which one to watch. That is why it is nice to have a reliable opinion on the matter. This is where the Emmy Awards come in. The Emmys celebrate the absolute best in television every year. The 74th Annual […]

U.S. Open Recap: the big wins and the big losses

The last two weeks have surely been a rollercoaster for the tennis world. It was the final Grand Slam of the year: the U.S. Open. Even though the year is not over for the tennis players, this is the last of the big tournaments. It was certainly a great way to cap off 2022’s Grand […]