Rat meets world

It took me a while to feel at home at The Hoot, and at Brandeis in general. There was something so vague and disorienting about freshman year, and when we got sent home in March 2020 I felt like I was just starting to get the hang of everyone’s names and positions on the editorial […]

Center for German and European Studies celebrates 25th anniversary with climate conference

This Thursday, March 30, the university’s Center for German and European Studies (CGES) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a conference titled “CGES@25: Beginning to End the Climate Crisis.” The event featured several sessions in Sherman Function Hall from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. The conference kicked off with a vegan lunch and opening addresses from […]

Environmental Studies students hold climate rally

On Thursday, March 23, Brandeis students and faculty in the Environmental Studies Program gathered in a rally to raise awareness about climate change. The event was originally planned to take place on the Usdan Lawn, but was moved to the Shapiro Student Center (SCC) Atrium due to rain. Many students brought posters, and materials were […]

Men’s and women’s tennis go to Colby

Both men’s and women’s tennis went to Colby on March 12 for two Division III top-25 matches. Ranked 24 and 20 respectively, the Brandeis men’s and women’s tennis lost 1-8 in both head-to-head matches. Colby’s men’s and women’s teams were ranked 20 and 24. Following the men’s doubles matches, Colby led 2-1, winning two of […]

BAASA hosts annual APAHM opening performance

The Brandeis Asian American Students Association (BAASA) hosted an opening performance for Asian and Pacific Islander History Month (APAHM) on Saturday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. in Levin Ballroom. APAHM is typically celebrated in May, but BAASA has been celebrating in March so as not to conflict with finals, BAASA members explained during the performance. […]

Lifting the bar high: Women only gym hours come in Gosman

Gyms are often a male-dominated arena. Jokes about gym bros and general gym culture often surround masculinity, leaving no space for women. This is not a problem unique to Brandeis but widespread in our society. So it is not a novel solution to create spaces specifically for women in these environments where they are typically […]

Alumni Climate Career Panel

This past Tuesday, Feb. 28, the university hosted a career panel with alumni who work in areas relating to climate. The event was sponsored by the Office of Sustainability’s Year of Climate Action, Hiatt Career Center and the Environmental Studies Department. Four Brandeis alumni were present at the event, which was moved to Zoom as […]

Office of Sustainability hosts international geoengineering panel

This week, the Office of Sustainability & Environmental Studies hosted an international panel on the science, policy and politics of climate geoengineering. The event, which was held on Jan. 31 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Rapaporte Treasure Hall, featured speakers from Tufts University and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, with Prakash Kashwan, Associate Professor […]

SU hosts ‘State of the Union’

On Dec. 8, the Student Union hosted their State of the Union address, an event which gives members of the union an opportunity to update Brandeis’ community on the union’s activities and accomplishments from the year. Key points included introduction of the Director of Accessibility and Director of Sexual Assault Awareness positions to the union, […]

Rose Museum celebrates opening of new exhibit

The Rose Art Museum celebrated the opening of a new exhibit on Wednesday, Sept. 21, with an event open to the Brandeis community and beyond. The exhibit, called “Peter Sacks: Resistance,” is the first solo exhibition for Sacks, a South African artist, according to the Rose website. The collection features more than 90 “never-before-seen portraits […]

Student Union elections

The Student Union is currently hosting its fall elections; there are 24 open positions for the Senate, three Judiciary seats available and two Allocations Board seats open. Voting will be held on Sept. 14.    For this round of elections, students could run for the Class of 2026 Senator position, Class of 2025 Senator Position […]

Study abroad do’s and don’ts

Last semester I studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and it was an amazing experience and one that I’ll never forget. That doesn’t mean it didn’t come with its fair share of mishaps: I didn’t have my luggage the first four days I was in Edinburgh because the plane was too small […]

Head down to ‘Hadestown’

“Hadestown,” a Broadway musical adaptation of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, is currently on tour. One of our editors (Maddie) caught it with her sister (Claire) on Nov. 5 in Boston; read on for their thoughts.    Claire As a theater tech nerd, I have to point out the spectacular lighting in this […]