Students organize fundraiser for Brandeis Emergency Fund

In the wake of the shuttle accident which occurred on Saturday, Nov. 15, students Rebecca Soslowsky ’23, Celia Wu-Hacohen ’23, Krupa Sourirajan ’23 and Sydney Schur ’24 have organized a performing arts fundraiser to take place on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Shapiro Campus Center. Sourirajan was able to take the time […]

The CGI hate train needs to stop

It’s clear that we have moved into a society where a parasocial relationship with the media we consume is a given. Living in a digital world, maybe this is to be expected, but it’s been surprising seeing the degree to which these massive Goliathan corporations have been bending over backwards to please their core fanbases—a […]

The importance of being comfy

The importance of comfy media is something that, I feel, everyone can agree on. In the age of the internet, it’s not uncommon to hear people talking about their comfort show or their comfort character or book. After all, it’s hard to disagree that getting cozy under one’s covers and watching kitsch cartoons or reading […]

Transportation updates following Boston/Cambridge shuttle accident

Brandeis administration is currently in the process of determining future transportation service options for students. These decisions are being informed by a transportation study from early in the summer as well as the ongoing investigation of the Boston/Cambridge shuttle crash.  Interim Vice President of Student Affairs Andrea Dine announced via email that the Boston/Cambridge shuttle […]


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 leave a question in the Google Form link on the Student Sexuality Information Service Facebook page. Any and […]

Supportive community initiatives follow shuttle accident

Editor’s Note: This article may be emotionally challenging to read as it concerns a recent Boston/Cambridge shuttle crash. While this article’s primary focus is the response of the community, reader discretion is advised.  The Brandeis community experienced a shocking tragedy when the Joseph’s Transportation Boston/Cambridge shuttle carrying 27 students crashed on a routine route down […]

A review of the first seven episodes of ‘Chainsaw Man’

Over the recent holiday, I headed home and spent some time with friends. After catching up on “Blue Lock” (which is fantastic), my friends convinced me that we should watch all of the available episodes of “Chainsaw Man.” I was not disappointed; this show delivers with action-packed combat, beautifully animated scenes of horrific creatures and […]

German and WMGS prof receives ‘Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize’

Professor Sabine von Mering (GER & WMGS)—Director of the Center for German and European Studies—has been awarded the Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize by Deutsches Haus at New York University (NYU). It’s given annually to individuals who help build relationships between German and American culture, politics and academics, according to the prize page. von Mering […]

Climate change and its emotional impacts

Many people often think of climate change as simply a physical issue; obvious changes are occurring around the world that are observable, measurable and open to analysis. While many recognize these apparent physical impacts, such as the wildfires, hurricanes and tsunamis, along with their increase in both frequency and severity, these issues often overshadow a […]

‘Wednesday’ is an entertaining teen mystery that anyone could enjoy

The Addams Family brand does not get old. While it can be used and interpreted poorly, every reimagining has the ability to create something wonderful without putting much of a twist on the original concept. “Wednesday,” the new Netflix original TV show, directed by Tim Burton, follows Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) as she attends Nevermore […]

Q’s corner

The Brandeis Hoot sat down and spoke with Quron Zene Jr. (Q)—a first-year on the Brandeis men’s basketball team. He spoke with The Hoot about his life as a student athlete and his time navigating competing at the Division III level.  Zene is a six-foot-five power forward from Windsor, Connecticut and attended high school at […]

What does playing a sport at a D3 school feel like?

If you have ever watched any trending Netflix shows about American college life it may not be new to you how big sports can be in a person’s college life. In these shows, there is always a football player who never shows up to class and never studies for his exams. Then there’s that kid […]

DCL is failing us

I got an email recently that told me I—as well as the other residents in my hall—were being charged $25 for damages to Village C. The email from the Department of Community Living (DCL) explained how there has been significant damage to the common areas in the residence hall including kitchen and bathroom spaces. Since […]

FIFA vs. the world

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is slowly exiting the group stage and entering into the Round of 16! There, the best two teams from each group will enter into the single elimination bracket to determine which team from around the world is best. But this World Cup has had a lot of heads turned and […]

Men’s basketball extends winning streak to six

After starting the season with three straight wins, the Brandeis men’s basketball team looked to finish their first month strong. Their first game of this stretch was an away game against Lasell University on Nov. 19. Last year the Judges doubled Lasell’s score and won 88-44. In their matchup this year, sophomore forward Toby Harris […]

Top ten liminal spaces at Brandeis

A liminal space is a threshold of unease, a place that is somewhat uncomfortable to be in and yet could exist anywhere. Brandeis University hosts an astonishing number of these liminal spaces, and today, for all of the devoted Hoot readers out there, I will be ranking my top ten favorite liminal spaces on campus. […]

A cop out at the COP

The 27th annual UN climate summit, or Conference of the Parties (COP), has wrapped up in Egypt. For anyone that’s attuned to the natural world in any capacity, myself included, this event brings (unfounded) hope and a (misguided) belief that substantial change will be made. The results of COP 27 were disappointing, seeing as “Fossil […]