All The Colors of The Sky, Part 1: a short story

The Stargazer lay on his back, in the gray grass under the moonlight, and looked to the stars. Despite the late hour and his thin clothing, he felt no cold. Indeed, he lacked even the concept—none in the Village felt, or had ever felt, the cold, or the heat, or the feeling of the grass […]

Fun things you can do on Workday

Brandeis Workday has so many fun features (I promise). The platform holds all of your information about your grades, course registration and student work hours—this will not stop me from showing you how you can gamify the platform. There are hidden features that I feel obligated to share. 1. Fake declare a new major You […]

Hoot Recommends: dorm pastimes

Hello and welcome back to “Hoot Recommends,” where members of The Brandeis Hoot’s editorial board share our thoughts on different topics. This week, members of our board will be sharing how they pass time in their dorms! Cooper My friends and I have recently stumbled upon a game called “MageQuit,” a fun wizard-and-magic-filled-battle-to-the-death party game. […]

How I’d survive a ‘Friday the 13th’ movie

Happy Friday the 13th, Hoot readers! It’s Zach, back for my second article. Given today’s date, I thought I’d write about one of my favorite movie series, “Friday the 13th.” Each film in this 80s slasher movie franchise has the same formula: hockey-masked zombie killer Jason Voorhees slashes a group of teens who foolishly decide […]

Volleyball defeats Coast Guard, falters at UAAs

Since last publication, the Judges’ volleyball team played three times, first hosting the United States Coast Guard Academy on Oct. 5, then traveling to the University of Chicago (UC) to participate in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Round Robin meets on Oct. 8 to play their hosts as well as Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The […]

Why Brandeis?

That’s a question that every Brandeis student has answered at least once. Whether you were asked by an admissions counselor in an interview, by a Common App question or just by a curious fellow student who wanted to make friends with you, every Brandeis student has their answer to this question down-pat at this point. […]

Reader’s Report: ‘My Year of Rest and Relaxation’

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 “My Year of Rest and Relaxation” by Otessa Moshfegh and before you ask, yes it’s been an insane past […]

The yassification of the Cat in the Hat

If you’re anything like me, the new TikTok sound, “Honey, it was ruined when she bought it,” has been mercilessly bombarding your For You Page for the past week and a half. After six days of the sound popping up in every other video on my feed, I decided to go hunting for the original […]

‘Totally Killer’ is a quality October release

A time-traveling comedy slasher murder mystery movie. We have all been on this rollercoaster many times before. Does “Totally Killer” do anything new? Add intrigue to the well-saturated “new take on horror” genre? Not really! But that’s fine. “Totally Killer” is well-made, entertaining and a necessary release for the Halloween season. “Totally Killer” does not […]

Brandeis Hosts Tom Fabric: Loss, Gender, and the Holocaust

On Oct. 11th, Brandeis hosted a hybrid event featuring six members of the HBI Holocaust Research Study Group (HRSG). The event brought together Debra Kaufman, Laurel Leff, Rachel Rapperport Munn, Karin Rosenthal, Sarah Silberstein Swartz and Ornit Barkai. They discussed aspects of their research and work with themes focusing on the “Lives Eliminated, Dreams Illuminated” […]

Brandeis Gymnastics Club is flipping fantastic

There are many opportunities for the most active of Brandeis students to engage in physical activities, but there is nothing quite like having the chance to be a part of the one and only Brandeis Gymnastics club. The Hoot sat down with the club’s vice president and social media chair Ella Majeski ‘26 to learn […]

Women’s soccer ends three-game losing streak with win against Wheaton

Since our last publication, the Women’s Soccer Team has played two games, one of which was their second in-conference game of the season against the Washington University of St. Louis  Bears. The second game they played this past week was against the Wheaton College Lyons. The Judges lost against the Bears 0-4 and they won […]

Brandeis hosts JustArts faculty and staff art exhibition

Brandeis is currently hosting JustArts, the twice-a-year celebration of Brandeis faculty and staff artwork, from Oct. 2 to 23 at the Dreitzer Gallery. In addition to faculty and staff, postdoctoral researchers and faculty emeriti were encouraged to participate as well. The artwork ranged from a wide variety of artistic mediums, such as paintings, fabric, photographs, […]

Brandeis student testifies before U.S. Senate

On Sept. 12, Brandeis student Cameron Samuels ’26 traveled to Washington, D.C. to testify in front of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee about book bans. Samuels’ advocacy started well before their recent visit to the nation’s capital, though. In an interview with The Brandeis Hoot, Samuels spoke more on their advocacy work, why they […]