Brandeis Hellenic Student Association is the new Greek life on campus

When you think of Greece, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? The rich cultural heritage of the Acropolis of Athens? The various islands for a perfect summer vacation? The origin of Western philosophy and mythology? If you are interested in any of those aspects or even beyond, you should learn more […]

A chip on your shoulder months

As the singer Katy Perry once sang, “You’re hot then you’re cold, you’re yes then you’re no.” It is a safe assumption that she was singing about the shoulder months. The shoulder months are that exciting time of year when we transition from the hot seasons of the summer to the colder seasons of the […]

Women’s soccer plays first UAA conference game of 2023 season

Since our last publication, the women’s soccer team has played two games, one of which was their first in-conference game of the season. These games were unfortunately the Judges’ first losses this season. Their first game of this past week was on Saturday, Sept. 30 against the Carnegie Mellon University Tartans who also had an […]

‘La La Land’: timeless cinema

I’ve never been a fan of musicals, “West Side Story,” “Hamilton,” you name it. I’ve always found it odd for movies to include songs between scenes since it seemed so forced and not fluid with the storyline. But when I watched ‘La La Land’ for the first time I could immediately tell that it was […]

The ten greatest ‘Doctor Who’ companions

Welcome back to my column of random ramblings about “Doctor Who,” as we gear up for the show’s 60th anniversary in November. Today, we will be discussing “Doctor Who” companions. For those who do not know, a companion is the character who travels alongside the Doctor. They are usually an audience surrogate, the character you […]

Brandeis Quests

As you continue your journey at Brandeis University, there is so much more to be explored than your lecture halls, than your dorm room, than the exact route you use to get between buildings and never deviate from. Below, you will find (unofficial) Brandeis Quests. They have been chosen for their difficulty, complexity and sometimes, […]

Time and the wasting of it

The inspiration for the title of this article is credited to my friend and Editor-in-Chief of The Brandeis Hoot, Cooper Gottfried ’25.    A week before I had left campus for summer break, I booked an office hours appointment with my advisor. I had booked the appointment with the intention of getting his suggestions for […]

Brandeis acknowledges Indigenous Peoples’ Day

In an email sent to Brandeis students, faculty and staff on Oct. 3, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion LeManuel Bitsóí and Helaine B. Allen and Cynthia L. Berenson Distinguished Visiting Professor and WSRC Faculty Affiliate Evangelina Macias told the Brandeis community about an event the university will be holding “to honor Indigenous Peoples[’] […]

Cross-country hits their stride at Keene State

Last week, on Saturday, Sept. 30, both the women’s and men’s Judges cross-country teams traveled to Keene, New Hampshire to participate in the Keene State Invitational. In the races, hosted by Keene State College, the women’s team placed second out of 24 teams while the men’s team placed third.   In the women’s five-kilometer (5K) […]

Dating apps through the college girl lens

We really have to marvel at the power of technology. Our phones are small enough to fit in our pockets, yet they are capable of doing so much for us. I can turn on my phone, and suddenly I have the ability to pay bills, find a car ride and order dinner. I also have […]

The Quest for the Quest

Introduction: As Abby and Jamie sat for dinner in a Sherm kosher side booth on Thursday night, engaging in a much-needed catch-up conversation, Jamie brought up her need to quest for a new study spot, as her old one had lost its luster/consistent results on her mood and productivity. The spoken aloud phrase of “the […]

‘Old Enough’ is a well-balanced novel of self-discovery in college

It is no secret that starting college means starting a new phase of your life. It can be many people’s first time away from home, surrounded by new people. It can be a scary experience, but it is also a necessary one. This is especially true if you want to escape from the past. That […]

Brandeis hires dozens of new faculty members

This semester, the university welcomed 30 “new full-time and visiting faculty members and postdoctoral faculty fellows” to its ranks. According to an article on Brandeis’ website, these faculty members cover 19 different areas of study. Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Carol Fierke hopes that their addition to the university’s faculty will “strengthen […]

From Brandeisian to Nobel Prize winner: a look into the life of Drew Weissman

One of Brandeis’ most notable alumni, Drew Weissman ’81, GSAS MA’81, P’15, H’23, has been gaining coverage recently for his research in the field of messenger RNA, which has led to his award of a coveted Nobel Prize of Physiology or Medicine in company with Katalin Karikó, H’23, who is currently senior vice president at […]

Reader’s Report: ‘Bunny’

Hi there! My name is Ani and this is Reader’s Report, where I review a book that I’ve read recently and explain exactly how I feel about it to you lovely people.  This week’s book is kind of a crazy one, it felt like a fever dream when I read it and even now, I […]

Six horror movies directed by women to watch this spooky season

Boo! As October begins, many will take the season as an opportunity to cozy up and watch some horror flicks. Personally, I’m a horror enthusiast year round, but there is something special about the “spooky season” that makes me extra excited to throw on an old favorite or find something new that will haunt my […]

Volleyball faces ups and downs

Since last publication, the Judges women’s volleyball team played twice: On Sept. 29, they traveled to Bristol, Rhode Island to face off against host Roger Williams University, then faced Colby College on Oct. 1 on the home field at Brandeis. The Judges won against Roger Williams 3-0, but lost to Colby 1-3. The first match […]