Optimizing your bookshelf through data visualization techniques

Data visualization, most commonly associated with infographics and reports, concerns how a body of information is presented. Consider now how your bookshelf is a set of data with many different ways to organize and present it. Books, spanning genres, authors and time periods, at first spread across a bookshelf in an unorganized manner. The audience […]

Office of Sustainability hosts international geoengineering panel

This week, the Office of Sustainability & Environmental Studies hosted an international panel on the science, policy and politics of climate geoengineering. The event, which was held on Jan. 31 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Rapaporte Treasure Hall, featured speakers from Tufts University and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, with Prakash Kashwan, Associate Professor […]

Judges take off at River Hawk Invitational at New Balance

For the third meet of the indoor track and field season, the Judges traveled to The Track at New Balance for the University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawk Invitational. The two-day meet was not scored and the women competed on Friday while the men competed on Saturday. The men competed against all divisions of NCAA […]

Men’s and women’s fencing go 4-2 at Eric Sollee Invitational

A week after a successful day at the Northeast Fencing Conference, the Brandeis men’s and women’s fencing teams traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts for the Eric Sollee Invitational on Jan. 29. The last time these teams competed in this invitational was in 2020, where the men’s team went 3-3 and the women’s team went 4-2.  The […]

Open up to opening up: why everyone should be in therapy

I know from personal experience, vulnerability is scary. But we all know that it can be hard to balance the tasks of everyday life with managing emotions and maintaining relationships. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about 20% of adults in the United States deal with mental illness every year, and one […]

‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ is a quiet film that packs a humorous punch

Many people in today’s world have gone through the experience of being randomly unfriended online without knowing why. This may seem like a modern problem, but what if it was a problem experienced in the early 20th century on a remote island? That question is reflected in the film “The Banshees of Inisherin.” This film […]

Brandeis Professors speak on podcast about PhD opportunities and careers

On Thursday, Jan 26, the New Books Network released a discussion featuring two members of Brandeis staff ; Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli–Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs–and Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria (ANTH), who is the Faculty Director of Professional Development at the Graduate School for Arts and Sciences (GSAS). Their host on the program was Christina Gessler, a […]

Women’s basketball concludes first half of UAA conference season

Following their game against Emory University on Jan. 22, the women’s basketball team geared up for another two games this week to conclude their first round of inter-University Athletic Association (UAA) conference games for the 2022-23 season. On Friday, Jan. 27, the Judges hosted the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Spartans. Two days later, they […]

Seeds of greatness in ‘Rush!’

Måneskin is perhaps one of the biggest rock bands in the world at the moment since their win at the 2021 Eurovision contest. What was once a small Italian rock band was propelled to stardom with their rock song “ZITTI E BUONI” (“shut up and be good” in English). From there they released “Beggin’,” a […]

Jelle’s sixth sand marble rally season: the qualifiers

Based in the Netherlands, Jelle’s Marble Runs is a unique athletic sport division. Teams of marbles race one another through perilous sand courses, Olympic games and “Marbula” One tournaments. To great excitement and anticipating, the sixth sand marble rally has finally commenced. (This piece includes spoilers for the qualifying races.) The qualifiers, aired on Jan. […]

What does it mean to watch a post-apocalyptic show in a post-pandemic society?

HBO’s new hit series “The Last of Us” has fast gripped audiences with its star-studded cast, including Pedro Pascal (whom you may remember from his role in “Game of Thrones,” or “The Mandalorian”) and Bella Ramsey (also from “Game Of Thrones”). “The Last of Us” has been met with groundbreaking success raking in around 4.7 […]

2023 women’s Australian Open first round to finals

This year’s top five seeded players are almost completely different from what we saw at the 2022 Australian Open. The only player to remain in both is the Belarusian tennis star Aryna Sabalenka, who dropped from the second seed to the fifth seed. The number one seed is Iga Swiatek, the Polish superstar who in […]

WBRS heads to Arizona for NFL media week

Members of WBRS, the university’s student-run broadcast radio station, will be participating in the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl media week. William Kevorkian ’23, the Sports Director of WBRS, spoke with The Brandeis Hoot regarding the upcoming experience.  This will be the first time in the radio station’s history that they will be attending […]