‘The Great Christmas Bake Off’ recap: spicy snowflakes

The holiday season can only mean one thing: new “Bake Off!” More specifically, the Christmas and New Years specials. These specials always feature old bakers, usually four, who return to the tent and bake their way through three festive challenges. The winner gets a cake plate, as is “Bake Off” tradition. Now, these episodes are […]

Brandeis holds semesterly involvement fair

On Jan. 14 from 1-4 p.m., Brandeis student clubs and organizations all gathered in Levin Ballroom for the semesterly involvement fair. Brandeis has over 200 student-run clubs and organizations on campus that all gathered together to pitch their spiels to students looking for new opportunities on campus.  Taking the semesterly event inside due to the […]

‘The Great New Year’s Bake Off’ recap: nuns and trombones

Happy New Year! With everything closed and little to do, the best way to keep yourself entertained is to curl up on the couch and watch this year’s Bake Off New Year special. And what a special it was! There was drama, twists and of course, Paul being obnoxious. Returning to the tent for a […]

‘Check and Mate’ review: Ali Hazelwood is a gift to humanity

Ali Hazelwood’s latest book, “Check & Mate,” recently won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Young Adult Fiction, but it’s not a stereotypical YA novel. This book, which is Hazelwood’s YA debut, is about a romance between two rival chess players, Mallory and Nolan. As someone who has generally avoided YA novels since I graduated […]

Track and field dash into 2024

On Jan. 13, the Brandeis Judges’ men’s and women’s track and field teams hosted their first meet of the 2024 season, the Reggie Poyau ’04 Memorial Invitational, here at Brandeis. The event was a success for the Judges, who scored nine total wins. In the meet, the women’s team took first place with 129.5 points, […]

President Liebowitz writes to Brandeis community about free speech

On Jan. 17, Brandeis University President Ron Liebowitz sent an email to Brandeis students, faculty and staff titled “Free Expression in the Academy.” The email began by acknowledging that Brandeis is “not the only campus struggling to find the best way to have respectful discourse and to share knowledge and learning from various perspectives,” adding […]

May this semester be better than the last

So, after a painfully-too-short winter break, the fall semester is now behind us and the spring is here. The new year has come, leaving a snowy white sheen over our campus and Gosman’s weight room all too full. With this transition typically comes the hope that we can close the door on the hardships of […]

Reader’s Report: ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’

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. First off, I hope everyone had a lovely break! I certainly did, being off this campus changes my perspective on living.  This week’s […]

Gosman Weight Room to receive new equipment

On Jan. 17, The Hoot conducted an interview with Mo Re Kim ’24, who spoke on upcoming renovations to the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center Weight Room. Kim, a Strength And Conditioning intern and personal trainer with Brandeis, helped lead previous fitness center renovations centered around the Village Residence Hall Fitness Center. Now, he is […]

The Rose Art Museum names the 2024 Perlmutter Artist-In-Residence

Mexican artist Noé Martínez was selected by the Rose Art Museum as the 2024 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-In-Residence Award recipient. The Perlmutter Artist-In-Residence program serves the goal of “promoting emerging artists of extraordinary talent whose work addresses contemporary issues of vital urgency.” Martínez’s exhibition “The Body Remembers” will be held at the Rose […]

Lessons of a ‘Sims 4’ homewrecker

Heyyyyyy Hoot readers, happy 2024!!! I hope you all enjoyed winter break. A staple of every winter break for me is playing “The Sims 4” with my little sister and our friends. If you haven’t heard of “The Sims,” it’s a video game series in which you create characters, whom you guide through simulated lives. […]

Senior Studio: where future artists are in making

With bountiful resources and access to art-making materials and inspiration, Brandeis fosters future artists from its well-developed studio art major, where students are being treated as real-world artists and thus make art across topics and mediums with an interdisciplinary liberal-arts mindset. To graduate as a studio art major, the student must complete a full academic […]

Basketball starts in-conference portion of 2023-24 season

Kicking off the new year, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have already played four games in 2024. Three of the four opponents each team faced were fellow University Athletic Association (UAA) Conference teams. These were the first in-conference games of the 2023-2024 basketball season. The men’s team started with a game against Regis […]

‘Leave The World Behind’ succeeds despite a clear failure of confidence

There are many things I love about “Leave the World Behind.” When I describe it, I can’t help but call it a great movie. I have so much respect for the storytelling, for the acting and just the creativity displayed. But, in the same breath, this movie makes me furious. There are significant aspects of […]

Women’s swim and dive collect three wins against DI competitor

This past Wednesday, Jan. 17, the women’s swim and dive team took on Division I Stonehill college in a women’s only meet as the opponents do not have a men’s program.  Though the Judges lost this meet 104-61, there were three individual wins among other impressive performances.  The lone double-winner in this meet for the […]

Hoot Recommends: favorite beverages

Welcome back to Hoot Recommends! In this article, members of The Hoot editorial board will be sharing their favorite beverages. Rachel: While I am a big supporter of most juices, there is something that those juices are lacking: more fruit. Why should we have to stop at one fruit in our cups? That is the […]