BookTok worth it or not: ‘Anxious People’

I’m back! (Shocking!) My TBR stack at school is dwindling and I’m down to only five books out of the good 15-20 that I brought up with me from home. Basically, the point of this column is that I read books so that you don’t have to and tell you whether they are worth your […]

Brandeis men’s and women’s tennis compete at respective invitationals

Men’s tennis was in Vermont this week for the Middlebury Invitational. The event also marked the beginning of their 2022-2023 season. It’s the first match following the coaching split this summer regarding former associate head coach Christo Schultz’s new position as the head coach for the men’s team.   Simon Kauppila ’23 began his senior […]

Student Union fall 2022 election results announced

On Sept. 16, Student Union secretary Ashna Kelkar ’24 announced the results of the recent election to the Brandeis community via email.    Voting opened on Sept. 14 at midnight and closed 24 hours later at 11:59 p.m., explained the voting email sent by Kelkar.    Overall, 583 students voted in the election, with the […]

Interviews with Brandeis University’s academic leadership: the Fine Arts department

The co-chairs of Brandeis University’s Fine Arts department, Professor Peter Kalb and Professor Susan Lichtman, sat down for an interview with The Brandeis Hoot to shed a little light on the department, its future and themselves. This interview is part of a series of interviews with the chairs of a plethora of different academic departments […]

Men’s soccer play last game before UAA matches

After a solid start to the season, the Brandeis men’s soccer team played a tough stretch of games to end the month of September. Their first game was against Wesleyan University on Sept. 17. Wesleyan was having a very good 3-0 start to the season, so it was set to be a tough matchup for […]

Updates on dining from the VP for Campus Planning and Operations

In an email exchange with The Brandeis Hoot, Brandeis’ Vice President for Campus Planning and Operations Lois Stanley gave insight into Harvest Table’s operations over the first few weeks of the fall semester. Stanley mentioned that there were some “growing pains in addressing and overcoming the challenges in transitioning a campus dining operation where thousands […]

The downfall of Ned Fulmer and the myth of the wife guy

If you have been on Youtube for a while, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Try Guys. Started in 2014, this group of four guys. Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, and Zach Kornfeld, met at Buzzfeed and went on to start their own wildly successful channel. They have almost 8 million subscribers and […]

‘The Great British Bake Off’ series 13: Episodes 1 and 2

Episode 1: A cakey delight   Another year, another September and another series of “The Great British Bake Off,” in all its bunting-wrapped, sugar-scented glory. There are no major cast changes this year, despite the fact that Prue is now 82 (yet still looks fabulous). The new bakers are a familiar bunch as well—Carole is […]

A boy and his tractor

What was once a simple idea to write a fun and informational article about the importance of good wheelbarrow design now seems to have taken on a new life. At the direction of the incredibly handsome Opinions editor here at The Brandeis Hoot I seem to have taken on a new project: a sort of […]

Univ. announces room decorating competition

Brandeis Communications and Community Living announced a room decorating competition for community members, according to the university’s social media webpage. The competition has monetary prizes for the selected winners.  Students are invited to share pictures and/or videos of their decorated dorm room to win the competition. There will be one winner picked from each quad […]


How many times can I take Plan B? If I’m using it a lot can I take two?  Welcome back to the SSIS column, where we answer any and all of Brandeis students’ questions about sex, sexuality, identity and relationships. If you have a question you’d like answered in our next column, email or […]