Furry friends on campus: the emotional support animals of Brandeis

If you’re a pet owner, you can certainly relate to the feeling of companionship that an animal friend can bring to your life. For most, however, moving to college unfortunately means giving up that companionship. The life of a student comes with many stresses, and for many, a pet—or any animal presence—can be a great […]

Brandeis students establish Pickleball Club

Brandeis undergraduate students Jack Granahan ’26 and Parker Press ’26 recently established Pickleball Club, making their club the first Boston-based collegiate pickleball team, according to CBS News. The two club leaders discussed what motivated them to create the club and their future goals in an interview with The Hoot.  Pickleball is a racket sport that […]

Softball continues with UAA-conference game wins

While the Brandeis community was enjoying spring break, Brandeis’ softball team remained to compete against non-conference and University Athletic Association (UAA) opponents. The Judges kicked off spring break in Atlanta, Georgia, where they split a four game series with UAA opponent Emory University. The Judges then returned to the northeast to play a doubleheader against […]

Men’s and women’s tennis teams play against five other schools

Since our last publication, the Brandeis men’s and women’s tennis teams concluded their March games and began their April competitions. The men’s tennis team won three of their four games, as they won against the University of Rochester (URochester), Skidmore University, and New York University (NYU). Their only loss was in their competition against Babson […]

All-American quarterback James T. Stehlin ’57 passes away at age 90

James T. Stehlin ’57, top quarterback and inaugural member of the Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame, passed away on April 12, 2023. According to his obituary, he was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on July 26, 1932. He was a three-sport athlete at Allentown Central Catholic, reads The Morning Call. Once he graduated in 1950, he […]

‘Air’ is an exciting look at how Michael Jordan became Air Jordan

If asked to think of the greatest basketball player of all time, people will most likely think of Michael Jordan. Ever since he joined the NBA, and even before that, he has shown absolute skill on the court, leading to a legendary status. Not only has he become known for his basketball skills, but he […]

My journey home: how I fell in (belated) love with my hometown

This essay was written in a spurt of creativity the night of January 13, 2023. That night, I was flying from Albuquerque, New Mexico back to Boston for the start of the Spring 2023 term. I am publishing this essay now as I prepare to return to the desert for Passover break; I decided now […]

‘History of the World: Part II’ brings fresh takes to a timeless classic

Mel Brooks finally lived up to his promise of a sequel to his famous comedy “History of the World: Part I” (HOTWPI). Released in 1981, HOTWPI was a comical take on human history with the gag in the title being that no sequel would be released despite it being named “part one.” In the same […]

‘Shadow and Bone’ season 2: A fun mashup of books

On March 16, the fantasy series “Shadow and Bone” returned to Netflix for its second season. Season one saw the protagonist Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) facing off against The Darkling (Ben Barnes), a powerful man who can summon shadow in the Tsarist Russia-inspired country of Ravka, divided by the Fold, a dark entity full […]

Professor Chad Williams discusses his newly released book “The Wounded World”

On April 4, 2023, Williams officially published his new book, “The Wounded World: W.E.B. Dubois and the First World War.” In an interview with The Hoot, Williams discussed the key points of his book and the process of undertaking this written project.  Chad Williams (HIST and AAAS) is an Associate Professor of History and African […]

Peeps, Peepsi and puzzling ingredient choices

Cooper Jamie will make some very valid points about Peeps Pepsi (Peepsi), a soda which I can only describe as “bleh.” But actual Peeps are even worse than their soda-based counterpart. These marshmallow candies hide something wicked behind their soulless eyes: Peeps are actually carcinogenic (and they taste disgusting). Some Peeps, including the pink and […]

Judges begin April play

Since the last issue of The Brandeis Hoot, the Judges’ baseball team has played 15 games against six different teams. As nine of these games were away, the Judges were busy traveling. Though their past few weeks of play have been a tough stretch for the Judges, they have been playing against some very talented […]

Busy April for men’s and women’s tennis

The men’s and women’s tennis teams have been busy. They played nine total matches in the first two and a half weeks of April—five for the men and four for the women. Four wins for the men and three wins for the women bring their respective season records to 11-6 and 9-8 so far.   […]

I watched eight performances so you don’t have to

A few weeks ago, I was voluntold to write a review for “Ferguson’s Fines” by my good friend and Hoot arts editor Naomi Stephenson ’26. A chance run in with her later then somehow signed me up to also watch and review “Are We There Yet.” After that, I watched Liquid Latex’s “Naked And Unfraid.” […]

Coalition victory: eBay subsidiary ‘TCGPlayer’ forms eBay’s first union

On March 10, eBay subsidiary TCGPlayer formed eBay’s first union. TCGPlayer is an online marketplace for card games like “Magic: The Gathering,” “Yu-Gi-Oh!” and “Pokémon.” They also sell comic books and card game accessories. Employees in TCGPlayer’s Syracuse authentication center voted 136-87 on Friday to become a part of Communications Workers of America Local 1123 […]