Track and field ends semester with PR breaks

Since The Hoot’s last publication, the Brandeis Judges track and field team competed in two events. Firstly, on April 8, the team traveled to Amherst, Massachusetts to participate in the Amherst Spring Fling hosted by Ahmerst College. Then, on April 16, the athletes made their way to Northampton, MA to compete in Smith College’s Carla […]

Softball defeats Wentworth, loses to MIT

Since The Hoot’s last publication, the Brandeis Judges’ softball team played two pairs of games. For the first, the team traveled down the road to Boston, Massachusetts to compete against the Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) Leopards on March 16. Three days later, on March 19, the Judges remained local as they faced off with […]

Remembering Janice Burgess ’74

Brandeis alumna Janice Burgess ’74 passed away recently on Saturday, March 2, reportedly due to breast cancer. Burgess was an executive of children’s television channel Nickelodeon, and was best known as the creator of “The Backyardigans,” an animated musical series which aired on the channel from 2004 to 2013. At Nickelodeon, Burgess also oversaw the […]

Women’s fencing competes in intercollegiate northeastern regional championship

On March 2, 2024, the Brandeis Judges’ women’s fencing team traveled to Madison, New Jersey, to compete in the Northeastern Intercollegiate Women’s Fencing Association (NIWFA) championships. Of the 16 competing teams, the Judges placed sixth overall, with the team’s foil and sabre squads in fifth place and the epee squad in sixth. On the individual […]

Every Arctic Monkeys album, ranked (part one)

Arctic Monkeys is a rock band formed in Sheffield, England, composed of vocalist and frontman Alex Turner, drummer Matt Helders, guitarist Jamie Cook and bassist Nick O’Malley. Since the mid-2000s, the band has been putting out music that has reached global popularity and acclaim thanks to its stylistic versatility and one-of-a-kind songwriting.   Arctic Monkeys […]

In spite of rehearsal space loss, student dance groups persevere

Ballet dancers on stage.

Dance is one of the most striking and versatile forms of performance art, enjoyed by people regardless of culture, age, gender and other dimensions of humankind since its beginnings. To perfect a choreographed dance of any kind requires rehearsal, which takes time, skill and extensive cooperation between dancers, choreographers and coordinators. Critically, rehearsal requires a […]

Sewage leak in residence hall leads to flooding, student relocation

Ziv flooded floor

On the morning of Friday, Feb. 2, the residents of the upper floors of Ziv 129—also known as Ziv C and Mazer Hall—were confused by an unpleasant odor rising from their sinks, bathrooms and showers setting throughout their suites. For the ground floor residents, however, the situation was far more alarming. Sewage water had risen […]

Track and field break PRs at Tufts

On Saturday, Jan. 20, the Brandeis Judges men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Medford, Massachusetts to compete in the Tufts Branwen Smith-King Invitational hosted by Tufts University. The women’s team finished the invitational in fourth place with 62.5 points, while the men’s team finished seventh with 28 points. Both the men’s and […]

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, […]

Swim and dive fall at weekend meets

Since The Hoot’s last publication, the Brandeis Judges’ men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams participated in two meets. The first was on Saturday, Nov. 18, where the Judges traveled to the Coast Guard Academy to compete against their hosts, ultimately losing 75-129 for the women’s team and 53-130 for the men’s team. The next […]

Cross-country teams finish 10th at end-of-season race

On Nov. 11, the Brandeis Judges’ women’s and men’s cross-country teams traveled to Hopkinton, New Hampshire, to participate in the 2023 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) East Regional Championship. Both teams placed 10th in their respective races, out of a total of 33 teams for the women’s race and 34 teams for the men’s race. […]

Brandeis’ chapter of SJP derecognized by university just before peaceful vigil

On Monday, Nov. 6, Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) planned to hold a vigil to “mourn 9,000+ Palestinian martyrs killed by the [Israeli] occupation in Gaza.” This vigil was to be held in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) at 6:30 p.m., and students were encouraged to “dress in Black, and bring flags, keffiyehs, […]

Swim and dive falter in multi-meet, fall to Bentley

Since last publication, the Brandeis Judges’ men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have participated in two meets. Firstly, on Nov. 3, the teams traveled to Worcester, Massachusetts, to compete in a multi-meet hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) against three other teams for the men and four other teams for the women. Here, the […]

Protest about the derecognition of Brandeis SJP ends in arrests, violence

On Friday, Nov. 10, Brandeis students held a protest surrounding the recent derecognition of Brandeis’ chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Brandeis Revolutionary Students Organization (RSO), advertised the event on their Instagram account, saying in a post that the rally was being held “in support of Palestinian people and their struggle for peace, […]

Volleyball hosts six matches, wins two

Since last publication, the Judges’ women’s volleyball team has played five matches, all hosted at Brandeis. On Oct. 20, they faced off against Emerson College and lost 1-3. Then, on Oct. 22, Emory University defeated them 3-0 before Brandeis won 3-0 themselves against the University of Rochester (UR). Smith College came to Brandeis next on […]

Cross-country competes in UAAs

On Oct. 28, the Judges’ men’s and women’s cross-country teams traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to participate in the University Athletic Association (UAA)’s cross-country championships, hosted by Case Western Reserve University this year. The men’s team finished eighth out of eight competing teams with a total time of 2:16:34.30, while the women’s team finished eighth out […]

Cross-country sees improvements at Conn. College

On Oct. 14, the Brandeis Judges’ men’s and women’s cross-country teams traveled to New London, Connecticut to participate in the Connecticut College Invitational. 26 teams participated in the races, with the Judges’ women’s team placing 16th in the six-kilometer (6K) race and the men’s team placing 20th in the eight-kilometer (8K) race. Overall, the women’s […]

Anita Hill, Joyce Antler ’63 discuss Brandeis women who changed the world

Last Saturday, Oct. 14, as part of the Brandeis 75th anniversary weekend celebration, the university held the panel “Brandeis Women Who Changed the World: A Conversation with Anita Hill and Joyce Antler” in Spingold Theater. The panel was hosted by Anita Hill, University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and […]

Brandeis swimmers push off to a strong season start

On Oct. 17, the Brandeis Judges’ men’s and women’s swim teams traveled to Oneonta, New York to begin the 2023-2024 season at the 2023 Hartwick Relays. Among six teams competing, the Judges’ women’s team was able to win the event while the men’s team placed third. The women’s team won eight of the 10 races […]

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 […]