A tumultuous but rewarding Brandeis experience

Needless to say, our experience at Brandeis was very unique and unlike many of the years that came before us, mostly as a result of COVID-19 and its unfortunate consequences that it has had on our college careers. Regardless, I would still like to emphasize the positive aspects of my Brandeis career, rather than the […]

4 Corners Pizza cupcakes: a unique and delicious concept

For our last food review for The Brandeis Hoot, we wanted to do something unusual as opposed to our usual fast food reviews. After a few weeks of hunting for something cool, we found our winner: pizza cupcakes from 4 Corners Pizza in Newton. They offer eight types of savory pizza cupcakes and a dessert […]

Panera’s new ‘Take Chicken Sandwich’ review

In an unexpected turn of events, the chicken sandwich wars have a new, unexpected contestant: Panera. Now, we are all probably thinking the same thing: why? Though for once, we do not have a good answer for you.    Panera came out with two chicken sandwiches: “The Signature Take Chicken Sandwich” and “The Spicy Take […]

Daria Bakhtiari ’22 reflects on her soccer career

Soccer has always been in Daria Bakhtiari’s ’22 DNA. From her father being a professional soccer player to starting the sport when she was only two, it seems like everywhere she went, soccer went with her. And with impressive records too: Bakhtiari was selected for the 2021 United Soccer Coaches All-Region II team, as well […]

Sam Dienstag ‘24 competes in nationals

Sam Dienstag ’24, a leading swimmer for the Brandeis Judges and a business and economics major, has recently competed in Nationals against the best college swimmers in the nation. Dienstag’s swimming career began when he was seven years old, when he “tried basically every sport at a young age, and then [he] realized that he […]

Inclusivity in elementary classrooms

Rachel Kramer Theodorou (ED) is a Senior Lecturer in Education and Elementary Faculty Leader according to the Brandeis faculty website. According to her profile, she used to be a classroom elementary and English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms for over 20 years in both public and private schools. Throughout her time in the classroom, […]

Ben & Jerry’s new flavors

Ben and Jerry’s is back to blessing our taste buds with four new delicious flavors. Of course, we looked all over Waltham to hunt them all down. Topped: Dirt Cake Dirt Cake is described as “Vanilla Pudding Ice Cream with Chocolate Sandwich Cookies & Chocolate Cookie Swirls Topped with Milk Chocolatey Ganache & Chocolate Cookie,” […]

A tribute to Marty Wyngaarden Krauss

Former Brandeis university provost Marty Wyngaarden Krauss PhD ’81 passed away on the evening of Jan. 12, according to a news article at the Heller School. Specifically, according to the article, Krauss was able to complete her PhD at the Heller School, and later joined Brandeis faculty in 1984, where she spent the vast majority […]

Panera’s new Thai Chicken Soup and Citrus Asian Crunch Salad

After all the fast food we have been eating recently, we decided to try to focus on reviewing something healthier. Or at least something that pretends to be healthy; and what pretends to be healthy other than Panera? Luckily for us, they recently introduced two new items: the Thai Chicken Soup and the Citrus Asian […]

Wendy’s ‘Hot Honey Biscuit’ is an abomination

A few weeks ago we reviewed Wendy’s new “Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich” and found it questionable at best. We did not get the chance to try its counterpart, the “Hot Honey Biscuit,” since it is only served during breakfast hours (before 10:30 a.m.), and that is just way too early for us. We finally managed […]

Joey Kornman ’23 in Jeopardy! semifinals

According to a BrandeisNOW article, Joey Kornman ’23, a Brandeis student, was selected as one of 36 other college students that would compete in the Jeopardy! National College Championship. The article states that Kornman is a double major in classical studies and economics with minors in politics and history of ideas. Kornman stated that he […]

Black History Month event compilation

On Feb. 2, university president Ronald Liebowitz sent an email to the Brandeis community, writing about the “powerful impact African Americans had in shaping the history of the United States,” and moreover, recognizing that Black History Month is a “month-long opportunity to not only celebrate the heritage, accomplishments, and cultural contributions African Americans have made […]

Wendy’s ‘Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich’ is questionable

Wendy’s is back at it with two new chicken sandwiches, just in time for Valentine’s Day, which were released on Feb. 8. The “Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit” is only available during breakfast hours (before 10:30 a.m.), and neither of us were willing to wake up that early for it. That left us with only the […]

KFC’s ‘Beyond Nuggets’ are a step in the right direction

A lot of fast food joints within the last couple of years have released various versions of “beyond” or “impossible” options that are made from plant-based protein. The most notable of these include Burger King’s Impossible Whopper, which is made out of an ingredient known as soy leghemoglobin, a type of soy protein concentrate. However, […]

Prof. Garcia writes on expanded credit expiration

On Jan. 22, Dolores Avecedo-Garcia (HS), the Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and the Director of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy, wrote about the effects of expanded credit expiration for American families on Jan. 15. Avecedo-Garcia writes this article in the publication “The Hill” […]

Perfect panini’s from “Hot Table”

Over winter break, we ventured into the wilderness that is Western Massachusetts to visit Editor-at-Large, Thomas. On our adventure, he introduced us to one of his favorite comfort foods: paninis from Hot Table. “Hot Table was founded in 2007 by brothers John and Chris DeVoie and restauranteur Don Watroba in their hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts,” […]

Brandeis swimming seals several victories

The Brandeis swimming and diving team went head to head against Gordon College on Friday, Jan. 21. While the women’s team won with a scoreline of 162-72, the men’s team won 139-40, both teams more than doubling the points scored by the opposing roster. Chloe Gonzalez ’25 secured three victories throughout the duration of the […]

Track and field Dec. 4 season opener

On Dec. 4, track and field began their 2021-2022 season at Springfield College, ending the day with several victories and other second-place finishes.  The Brandeis track and field team saw two victories in the 200-meter dash during the event. One of these victories was Reese Farquhar ’22, who won the event with a time of […]

Effective Altruism speaks on doing good

On Sunday, Nov. 21, Brandeis Effective Altruism and the Philosophy Undergraduate Department Representatives brought in a speaker, Kaleem Ahmid, to speak to Brandeis students on the topic of effective altruism (EA).    Ahmid began by giving the audience five potential ways of increasing the amount of children that go to school, asking the audience to […]

Harpoon’s Dunkin’ is surprisingly good

Although this is the third year that Harpoon and Dunkin’ have teamed up to give fans holiday flavors, this is the first year that both of us are over 21 so of course we had to review these. These come in packs of 12 and include three of each of the four flavors: the classic […]