Track and field hit the lanes running

The indoor track and field season has begun for the NCAA and Brandeis’ track and field team started the season off on the right foot with the team splitting up for two meets on the same day. The first races of the season saw the Judges split as a majority of the team traveled into […]

Season 2 of ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ has odd pacing, but great comedy

College is a time for new experiences, adventures and connections. This is the theme for HBO Max’s comedy series “The Sex Lives of College Girls.” The show’s first season premiered to great acclaim in 2021. As of Dec. 15, 2022, the entire second season is available for viewing. The show follows four suitemates attending the […]

Student Union announces open positions to students

Student Union president Peyton Gillespie wrote to community members that there were opportunities in the student government for students to pursue. Gillespie wrote of available positions in the student government in the executive board and the treasury.  In the executive board, the Director of Residential Life position is open, according to Gillespie. The time commitment […]

‘This Place Rules,’ a documentary everyone should see

Andrew Callaghan became a YouTube celebrity in early 2020. On his now-abandoned channel “All Gas No Brakes,” Callaghan, along with a small group of friends, posted interviews he gave at strange events across the country, from a furry convention to the raid of Area 51 to Burning Man. While the videos’ virality could easily be […]

December midseason championship meet

The Brandeis swim and dive team closed out 2022 with record breaking times in their midseason championship meet, the Gompei Invitational, hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). On day one of the three-day championship meet, the Judges set six new school records. On day two, two records were broken. On the final day of competition, […]

The first of the lasts

The end has to begin somewhere. We just don’t usually notice that we’ve entered the end until whatever it was has commenced. Therefore, it makes it hard to say when the beginning stops being the beginning and when the middle has become the inevitable end. For this case in particular, let us establish that we […]

Waltham Neighbors for Safe Solar shares concerns about proposed solar plant

On Dec. 19 an email was sent out to the Waltham Group mailing list, forwarded by the Department of Student Engagement’s Program Specialist, Francesca Panorese. The email was originally sent by the local grassroots organization Waltham Neighbors for Safe Solar (WNSS). The organization wrote in the email to Waltham Group members that they are concerned […]

BookTok worth it or not: ‘Mexican Gothic’

Dear readers, welcome back for another edition of BookTok worth it or not! New year, new books and we’ve got some great books lined up to be reviewed. Over winter break I made it my goal to get to 50 books for the year after leaving off last semester at 46 so we’ve got some […]

‘Glass Onion’ is golden

Fans of “Knives Out” in 2019 were excited as they patiently waited on their couches and Netflix home screens for “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” the sequel film, to be released. I will warn now for all readers that have not yet seen the sequel (do you live under a freaking rock if you […]

Does money equal wins?

Steve Cohen is a fascinating individual and he’s breaking baseball. When he bought the New York Mets, he made it very clear that he was willing to spend money to win games. The team proceeded to trade for Francisco Lindor and sign him to a 10-year $341 million extension. Cohen was not messing around. Then […]

Another introduction to the YOCA column

Welcome back to campus, Brandeis. As some of you may know, last semester The Brandeis Hoot launched a weekly column in its opinions section: The Year of Climate Action column. This climate-focused column serves as a proud spire for students to voice their opinions on anything climate-related, and a place to showcase people who work […]

An astronomically important satellite

Just a few days ago, on Jan. 9 2023, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) returned to earth. This satellite, which was launched in 1984, was meant to orbit the planet for just two years and measure how Earth “absorbed and radiated energy from the Sun,” while making measurements […]

Former univ. dining worker passes away

Jane Flood—a former university dining worker—passed away at 76 on Jan. 5, 2023. Flood worked at the university starting in 1993 and created a legacy among students.  Flood began working at the university in Dining Services, aaccording to Framingham Source. She worked the register in Lower Usdan Dining Hall where she connected with students. Flood […]

My name is Thomas

You know the kind of guy who does nothing but weird things and then wonders why weird things happen to him? Well, that was me. Every time something normal happened to me, something weird was always waiting around the corner: karma. That’s when I realized I had to change, so I decided to stop being […]

Brandeis sends updates to students as spring semester begins

On Jan. 12, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs Andrea Dine sent an email to Brandeis students welcoming them to campus and updating students on several important changes taking place as the semester’s start nears.   First, Dine announced that the Boston-Cambridge shuttle service will resume in February. The shuttle will run from Fridays to […]

Sports industry shows blatant disregard of players’ health

On Jan. 2, the whole world watched in horror as a normal football game quickly became an absolute nightmare. It was a Monday Night Football game that had huge playoff implications. The Buffalo Bills faced the Cincinnati Bengals as both teams were trying to get the number one seed in the American Football Conference (AFC). […]

Fencing defeats MIT at Brandeis Invitational

Before the break, the Brandeis fencing team competed in the Brandeis Invitational at home on Dec. 4. Last year, the men’s team finished 3-3 at the invitational and the women’s team finished 2-4. For this invitational, the men’s team faced Cornell University, Yale University, St. John’s University (SJU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Brown […]

SU hosts ‘State of the Union’

On Dec. 8, the Student Union hosted their State of the Union address, an event which gives members of the union an opportunity to update Brandeis’ community on the union’s activities and accomplishments from the year. Key points included introduction of the Director of Accessibility and Director of Sexual Assault Awareness positions to the union, […]

Alice Goldmark Brandeis

Sitting atop a small lump of dirt and grass beside Fellows Garden is a statue of our namesake: Louis Brandeis. While some place cones upon his head and others sit in the shade his lurching body creates, all Brandeis students have become familiar with the life and work of Louis D. Brandeis. Some have learned […]