The newest trending fitness on campus could be pole dancing

What is your first impression when you hear the phrase “pole dancing?” No matter if you chuckle or start to get excited, do not get overwhelmed by it. Pole dancing is a full-body fitness that requires the participant’s overall strength and flexibility. Parker Skutt ’25 and Sarah Shiffman ’25 are thinking about bringing this seemingly […]

65th Grammy Award nominations: The snubs, surprises and scandals

It’s that time of year again. On Nov. 15, nominations for the 65th Grammy Awards were announced. This is a time when some of the most talented artists of the year get recognition for their hard work. The Recording Academy is made up of highly esteemed and reputable people who vote for the cream of […]

‘Patch-seq’ electrophysiology gaining popularity

A powerful neuroscience technique, patch-seq electrophysiology, is coming “back in vogue.” Christine Grienberger’s (BIOL) lab’s patch-seq work was featured in a Nov. 3 “Nature” technology feature titled “Patch-seq takes neuroscience to a multimodal place.” This powerful neuroscience technique “links patch clamping to single-cell transcriptomics approaches,” and allows scientists to “acquire an electrophysiological readout with patch-clamp […]

Volleyball ends season at UAA tournament

To end the season, the Brandeis volleyball team traveled to New York University (NYU) to participate in the University Athletic Association (UAA) tournament. Day one of the tournament was on Nov. 4, with their first match against NYU. The Judges faced NYU earlier in the season and lost 0-3. But that was nearly two months […]

Brandeis Leftist Union holds protest to support dining workers

On Nov. 17, the Brandeis Leftist Union (BLU) held an “emergency action to support dining workers,” according to a post on their Instagram. The protest was held because, according to the BLU, dining workers are not being given their vacation time fair and square. The BLU added that if workers want to take their vacations, […]

Men’s soccer ends season against NYU

In their final game of the season, the Brandeis men’s soccer team faced New York University (NYU) on Nov. 5. The game was at home for the team’s Senior Day. Before the start of the game, they honored senior goalie Max Blacker ’23, goalie Aiden Guthro ’23, back Isaac Mukala ’23, forward Josh Gans ’23, […]

The war in Ukraine: Why is this happening and what does this mean for us?

On Feb. 24, you were probably busy trying to catch up on all of the work you were supposed to do on your first week of Brandesian spring break. You definitely weren’t expecting WWIII to start popping off. However, here we are. The war in Ukraine may seem confusing for some. You may have questions […]

Brandeis swim and dive travels to WPI and Bentley for meets

On Nov. 4, the Brandeis men’s and women’s swim and dive teams traveled to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for a meet. The men’s team competed against Babson College, The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), while the women’s team competed against Babson College, the USCGA, WPI and Smith College.   […]

Mock Trial hosts 17th annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Tournament

Brandeis University Mock Trial Association (BUMTA)—the official student-run mock trial organization of the university—hosted the 17th annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Tournament from Nov. 12-13. The tournament featured 12 teams from 10 colleges and universities across the East Coast and one from Tennessee.    “This was our first time hosting an in-person tournament on the […]

What can you do if Brandeis does not provide the major you want to take?

Do you know that students can create their own majors at Brandeis with their own courses planned out? If you have never heard of it, this article will help you have a better understanding. The Brandeis Hoot had the opportunity to speak with Sara Goldstein ’23, an Undergraduate Departmental Representative (UDR) of the Independent Interdisciplinary […]

Fencing competes at Beanpot Tournament

The Brandeis University fencing team earned four medals, two golds, a silver and a bronze in their 2022-23 season opener. Additionally, the Judges placed seventh in the quarterfinals of the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference (NEIFC) Fall Championships which was held at Smith College. The women’s fencing squad was led by senior Maggie Shealy ’23 […]

BLU holds ‘Red October’ event to discuss the October Revolution

On Nov. 7, the Brandeis Leftist Union (BLU) held an event with the purpose of “looking back to look forward” on the early days and the future of the socialist revolution, according to fliers for the event. According to a post on the BLU’s Instagram, the event was held “to educate community members on the […]

Everyone should attend an organic chemistry class

Back when I was in high school, it felt as though my science teachers were always announcing how difficult organic chemistry classes were in university. In 10th grade, my teacher would regale the students with stories of the fabled organic chemistry weed-out class and how more than 40% of students would drop the class by […]

Brandeis women’s basketball goes 2-2 to start the season

The Brandeis women’s basketball team started their season earlier this month, and have a 50% win rate so far. The team has played four games this season, facing off with Bridgewater State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Maine Maritime Academy and Emerson College.   In their first game of the season, the Judges fell to […]

Choose your weapon! Episodes 3 and 4 of ‘Blue Lock’

Returning back to the world of “Blue Lock,” we finally get to see our main character and the rest of the strikers in Block Z actually compete in a real match at this facility. Going up against Block X, this is also our first introduction to the soccer players outside of the Z group, and […]

Brandeis Theater Department presents ‘Spring Awakening’

This past weekend, Brandeis Department of Theater Arts began their production of “Spring Awakening” with shows on Friday Nov. 11 at 8 p.m., Saturday Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.  “Spring Awakening” is a musical set in late 19th century Germany written by Steven Sater and […]