Thank you to the Health Center

It can be really easy to take things for granted when you don’t know life without them. There are a lot of services and resources at Brandeis that can go undervalued and underappreciated because we’ve never had to live without it. One of those services is our Health Center. We would like to take this […]

Predicting MLB award winners

Every year, awards are given out to some of the best baseball players in Major League Baseball (MLB). However, I always find that these awards are very inconsistent. There are clearly players that are more deserving than others, however they don’t win. You might be asking why? It’s because people care more about the storylines […]

Brandeis Leftist Union holds protest in support of dining workers

Brandeis Leftist Union (BLU) members, students and dining workers gathered in Usdan on Oct. 27 to protest Harvest Table’s unfair treatment of dining workers. The BLU announced that “in response to consistent disrespect and mistreatment from Harvest Table, the Dining Union will be holding another delegation in Usdan this Thursday at 2:45 PM,” via an […]

Craft Market showcases student talent on campus

On Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, Create@Brandeis hosted their semesterly Craft Market. The market spread across the path at Fellows Garden and fell on the same weekend as Family Weekend.  Students and their families alike were able to attend the event, to […]

Interviews with Brandeis University’s academic leadership: The music department

The Brandeis Hoot invited Professor Erin Gee, the chair of the music department at Brandeis and also a composer, and Katie Ball ’22, the program administrator of the music department as well as an alumna, to join an interview. Gee and Ball gave an introduction about the three tracks for the music major, the upcoming […]

Men’s soccer splits home games

As the men’s soccer season began to close, they played two more University Athletic Association (UAA) home games. Their first game was on Oct. 28 against Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). Last year, the Judges fell 0-2 to WashU, so they hoped this year would be different. WashU almost scored early but Brandeis goalie […]

Women’s soccer plays close games

After a big win against the University of Southern Maine, the Brandeis women’s soccer team looked to continue that success as they closed the season. On Oct. 28 the Judges played against Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) in one of their final University Athletic Association (UAA) games of the season. Last year, WashU got […]

Student Union connects students with rides to Logan Airport

In an email sent to the Brandeis community on Wednesday Nov. 2, Student Union Secretary Ashna Kelkar ’24 outlined the Student Union’s schedule for shuttles to Boston Logan International Airport. Rides in these shuttles will be $5 per student each way, according to the email, and the cash-only sales will begin on Thursday, Nov. 3 […]

As one of Earth’s most resilient life forces, trees have a lot to teach us

From a young age we are taught about the importance of trees; how they help us breathe and how they clean the air. Later on, we learn about habitat and pollination, shade cover and the sociological impacts of greenery. But, it is not often discussed what trees themselves can teach us. Two recent articles from […]

Kindness Week approaches! Why should you join the fun?

As the seasons change and midterms tromp past us like boots in the mud, Brandeis University takes a moment to acknowledge what we have to be grateful for with Kindness Week, happening Nov. 6 to Nov. 10. After enduring lab after lab, finally making it through a nerve-racking performance and putting Halloween costumes away until […]

‘Frankenstein’: A monster mash of ideas

A quick word: there will be a mention of violence and suicide. This is also a general spoiler warning.  In honor of Halloween, which at the time of publishing will have passed, let’s talk about “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus” is a classic of science and Gothic fiction, most notable for […]

Univ. opens survey to assess diversity and equity climate on campus

LeManuel Bitsóí—Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion—wrote to community members inviting them to participate in a survey regarding the institutional climate on campus, according to an email sent on Nov. 2. The survey will be assessing diversity and equity on the Brandeis campus.  “Your participation in this research will inform Brandeis leadership about the […]

The loss of oral tradition in Brandeis clubs post-COVID-19

After a year of virtual classes (2020) and another subsequent year of mixed online and virtual classes (2021), Brandeis University has almost entirely returned to its pre-COVID-19 operations, somewhat. Having online classes cut off most students from joining clubs on campus, and many groups did not perform for at least an entire academic school year. […]

Episodes 1 and 2 of ‘Blue Lock’: A review!

I actually hadn’t heard of “Blue Lock” until recently, with its recent adaptation into an anime. On top of that, I don’t usually watch sports anime, so I was willing to let it pass by without a second glance. However, because of the various clips of the show’s events and other people’s ramblings about their […]

Brandeis cross country takes part in UAA championships

On Oct. 29, the Brandeis University men’s cross country team placed eighth overall and the women’s cross country team placed seventh overall at the 2022 University Athletic Association (UAA) championships hosted by Emory University at Nash Battlefield Farm in Atlanta.  The men’s team was paced by senior Matthew Driben ’23. Driben placed 50th overall with […]

Univ. hosts Family Weekend

The university hosted its annual Family Weekend this past weekend from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30. There were a variety of events offered for students and their family members over the three days including open houses, luncheons and athletic events.  On Friday, Oct. 28, the university hosted a Parent Leadership Council Luncheon, which could be […]

Student Union releases special election results

Student Union Secretary Ashna Kelkar ’24 sent out an email to the Brandeis community on Wednesday, Nov. 2 updating community members on the second round of election results.  The email contained election results for the recent special election, with the exception of the East Quad Senator position results “due to a tie,” explained Kelkar.  The […]

Brandeis volleyball celebrates seniors

On Thursday, Oct. 27, the Brandeis Judges honored the five seniors and graduate students in their final home game in Red Auerbach Arena. The volleyball squad celebrated senior day with a 3-0 sweep of Wellesley College; in the following game, the Judges concluded their regular season with a win over Springfield College in three sets. […]

The curation behind the Peter Sacks exhibition at the Rose Art Museum

The Rose Art Museum is one of the hidden gems on campus. Founded in 1961, it has attracted visitors all over the campus and from the greater Boston area for more than 50 years with free admission. This August, the Rose newly installed the exhibition “Peter Sacks: Resistance,” which is a series of portraits by […]