Brandeis swim and dive travels to WPI and Bentley for meets

On Nov. 4, the Brandeis men’s and women’s swim and dive teams traveled to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for a meet. The men’s team competed against Babson College, The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), while the women’s team competed against Babson College, the USCGA, WPI and Smith College.   […]

BLU holds ‘Red October’ event to discuss the October Revolution

On Nov. 7, the Brandeis Leftist Union (BLU) held an event with the purpose of “looking back to look forward” on the early days and the future of the socialist revolution, according to fliers for the event. According to a post on the BLU’s Instagram, the event was held “to educate community members on the […]

Brandeis women’s basketball goes 2-2 to start the season

The Brandeis women’s basketball team started their season earlier this month, and have a 50% win rate so far. The team has played four games this season, facing off with Bridgewater State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Maine Maritime Academy and Emerson College.   In their first game of the season, the Judges fell to […]

Brandeis Leftist Union holds protest in support of dining workers

Brandeis Leftist Union (BLU) members, students and dining workers gathered in Usdan on Oct. 27 to protest Harvest Table’s unfair treatment of dining workers. The BLU announced that “in response to consistent disrespect and mistreatment from Harvest Table, the Dining Union will be holding another delegation in Usdan this Thursday at 2:45 PM,” via an […]

Turning pessimism into climate action

I recently saw an image from the James Webb Space Telescope of the “Pillars of Creation” in the Eagle Nebula. In addition to having one of the coolest names ever, the Pillars of Creation are unreal, and I believed that they were computer-generated for a moment. They’re very real, though we may not get to […]

Tommy Time

Tom Brady is the greatest football player of all time. After winning six Super Bowls in New England, he (like all old men) went to Florida and won another. His legacy is absolutely undeniable, but what has he given up to keep playing the game he loves?   Brady has changed his personal life substantially […]

Great expectations

Brandeis students do a lot. From research to volunteering to partying, we are a busy student body. My friends and I often talk about the “stereotypical Brandeis student”: president of five clubs, takes six classes and works in seven different research labs. Although this caricature of a Brandeis student may not exist, the temptation to […]

Brandeis ends the use of meal periods

In an email sent to Brandeis students on Tuesday, Oct. 25, Brandeis’ Campus Card Office announced the end of meal periods. “Effective Monday October 31, 2022,” the email reads, “students with a Traditional Meal Plan (10, 12, 15, 19) will no longer be restricted to only one meal per meal period.”    According to an […]

Brandeis: No. 48 on list of 50 ugliest college campuses

Brandeis’ campus has gotten a lot of flack over the years. It’s included on Complex’s list of “The 50 Ugliest College Campuses Ever,” and many students often comment on the weird mix of architectural styles. Countless online users have cited Brandeis’ ugliness, with one user joking that it would be sneaky if “Brandeis purposely made […]

Brandeis Latinx Student Organization hosts annual cultural event ‘Incendio’

Brandeis Latinx Student Organization (BLSO) recently hosted their annual culture show, Incendio. At the event, BLSO board members explained that “Incendio is meant to be a gateway into this diversity [that makes up Latin America]” The event, which was held in Levin Ballroom on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., included performances […]

Interviews with Brandeis University’s academic leadership: The music department

The chair of Brandeis University’s music department, Professor Karen Desmond, sat down for an interview with The Brandeis Hoot to shed a little light on the department, its future and herself. This interview is part of a series of interviews with the chairs of a plethora of different academic departments and programs at Brandeis.   […]

The NFL has a concussion problem

Concussions have been a problem in the National Football League (NFL) since it was created. Players are getting thrown all over the place. It’s naturally not a safe game to be played and concussions are evidence of that. Plenty of players have even quit football because of head trauma. One of the greatest linebackers of […]

Student Union holds voter registration drive

On Friday, Oct. 7, the Student Union held an event in Fellows Garden to register members of the Brandeis community to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Local officials, including Mayor McCarthy, Councilor Bradley-MacArthur, Councilor Katz and Councilor Paz, appeared at the event and two Waltham’s League of Women Voters members attended as well. The […]

Updates on Harvest Table’s firing of dining worker

On Sept. 22, students gathered in Upper Usdan to protest the firing of Catering Lead Kevintz Merisier and deliver a petition to Harvest Table’s Resident District Manager Clayton Hargrove. The protest was organized by the Brandeis Leftist Union (BLU), who have the goal of “building a coalition committed to direct action and organizing on and […]

The first 100 episodes of ‘One Piece’

Growing up, I never watched anime. I think that in total I watched two episodes of Dragonball Z in the first 17 years of my life. I grew up on American cartoons like “Fairly Oddparents” and “SpongeBob SquarePants,” and although I knew that anime existed, I never even attempted to watch it.   Then, as […]

An introduction to the Year of Climate Action Column

This week, The Hoot is launching a new weekly column in its opinions section: The Year of Climate Action Column. This column is a way to showcase people who work on climate solutions, climate-related opinion pieces from people across campus, and anything else that’s related to Brandeis’ Year of Climate Action.   This week, I’ve […]

The future of the Pokémon series

The first Pokémon game, originally called “Pocket Monsters,” was released in Japan in 1996. The adventures in the Kanto region were so popular that they came to the United States in August of 1998, and the video game industry has never been the same. The series’ collectathon gameplay has enthralled millions of people around the […]