Eichinger ’17 discusses extensive theater experience

Brandeis’ Tympanium Euphorium will be performing “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” through March 22. The Brandeis Hoot was lucky enough to interview Jessie Eichinger ’17, who will be starring as Marcy in the production. Eichinger has been performing in musical theater since she was seven or eight years old, one of her earliest […]

GrooveBoston: the party that disappointed

On Saturday night, Jan. 24, Brandeis hosted GrooveBoston’s Cohesion tour in Levin Ballroom. Tickets were $5 at the SCC ticket office, and as one student said, “the event was definitely only worth $5.” Prior to the event, I got a chance to meet with the guys from GrooveBoston—Ed, Chris and Bobby D.—and was very impressed. […]

Meghan Trainor is all about that debut album with ‘Title’

Meghan Trainor’s debut album “Title,” released in September, mixes bubbly pop songs and some slower songs, coming together as a very cohesive album with enough variety to keep the listener interested. The first song on the album is “The Best Part,” a short a capella piece that starts the album with a bang. The harmony […]

‘I Wish’ I liked ‘Into the Woods’

Over the break, I went to see a film that had been a point of frustration for me since the first trailer was released. As a fan of Sondheim and self-proclaimed musical theater geek, I bristled at the idea of watching a Disney-produced version of one of my favorite anti-Disney musicals, “Into the Woods.” However, […]

SASA showcases annual Mela show with ‘Junoon: The Power of Passion’

The South Asian Student Association’s (SASA) annual Mela show, this year named “Junoon: The Power of Passion,” occurred on Nov. 22 in Levin Ballroom. The emcees announced that there were over 150 performers, which is more than they have ever had. At least 700 people were in the audience in Levin. The opening of the […]

Rose Art Museum hosts successful diaspora event

On Friday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m., the Rose Art Museum hosted a Diaspora event with artist Mark Bradford and lawyer Anita Hill. The event was created because the Rose now houses some of Bradford’s work, and is part of the Art, Blackness and Diaspora series. A few minutes before 2 p.m., the museum was […]

British prof. lectures on music of Modest Mussorgsky

Professor Stephen Walsh of Cardiff University in the United Kingdom gave a short lecture on the Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky at a musicology colloquium in Slosberg Music Center on Wednesday, Oct. 15. With a speciality concentration in Russian composers, Walsh has written many books and essays about subjects in his field, predominantly Stravinsky. His most […]

Time to wake up, Green Day

If you’ve been on Facebook in the past few days, you’ve probably noticed a new event that’s been getting a lot of attention on campus. This event was called Green Day and was hosted by Hannah Brooks ’16, Alex Brenner ’15, Ryan Kacani ’15 and Nicholas Galinski ’15. The event page has a picture of […]

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ a fun experience for all

Possibly the most highly anticipated movie this summer was the next film in the Marvel series, “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Marvel has created 10 films since its first, “Iron Man,” which was released in May 2008. While I watched this film, I was pleasantly surprised that a superhero movie could be equal parts action, comedy […]

First glimpse of improv troupes before auditions

Chum’s hosted the annual Improv Showcase on Wednesday, Sept. 3, featuring False Advertising, Bad Grammer, Crowd Control and TBA. Despite having to sit in a hot and crowded room for an hour, the show was quite enjoyable and the actors gave a commendable performance. False Advertising was the first group to perform. This group is […]

Lavigne gets into complicated situation with racist video

Remember when Avril Lavigne had music that was worth being nominated for a Grammy? Lavigne has come a long way from her “Complicated” days—a long way down. The Canadian singer-songwriter, who is now 29 years old, seems to have pulled a Benjamin Button and has reversed the aging process. On Tuesday this week, a bizarre […]

Boston contemporary dance intrigues audience

I took the hike over to the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) this weekend to see a contemporary dance show, and it was definitely worth the trip. The ICA, which is located in a huge warehouse-like building right by the water in Boston, is currently surrounded by construction but will hopefully be clear of rubble […]

‘The Lego Movie’ satisfies people of all ages

“The Lego Movie” is an animated comedy featuring the voices of well-known actors such as Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman and Will Ferrell. Disney fans out there may have seen the preview for this movie while trekking out in the snow to see “Frozen,” this year’s biggest animated hit. Seeing this preview before such an amazing […]