Hoot’s approval poll shows that 10% of students approve of Brandeis admin

Two weeks ago, in our last publication, The Hoot put out a poll to see how members of the Brandeis community are feeling about Brandeis’ administration. This poll included two questions: Overall, do you approve of Brandeis’ administration? And how has your opinion of Brandeis’ administration changed given recent events?   With nearly 200 respondents […]

It’s the end of the semester as we know it

Where did the time go? It seems like it was just yesterday we were stepping on to campus once again (or for the very first time), excited about what the new school year has to offer. Now, we have gone through many months of the school year and are approaching the end. Just a few […]

The soul of Brandeis is its community, not the administration

Hi, everyone. As you surely are aware, the last two weeks since our previous publication have been rather eventful on campus. While facts and insights regarding events like the Nov. 6 vigil, the Nov. 10 protest and the Nov. 13 walkout can be found in the news section of this week’s issue, The Hoot’s editorial […]

Tips for surviving seasonal depression

Well, it’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning orange, the air is getting freezing cold and our moods are going down. That’s right, the seasonal depression has arrived. We’re getting over, or are in the middle of the slums of midterms, which can seriously weigh a person down. All of the work […]

Hoot Recommends: halloween candy

Hello and welcome back to “Hoot Recommends,” where members of The Brandeis Hoot’s editorial board share our thoughts on different topics. This week, members of our board will be sharing their favorite halloween candy! Cooper Milky Way Midnights are the best candy. Period. Full stop. Normal Milky Ways are … fine. But, something about a […]

Sherman’s chocolate fountain shows univ.’s priorities are in the wrong place

This Wednesday, Oct. 18, the university held a celebration of Brandeis’ 75th anniversary in Sherman Dining Hall. The event featured an abundance of blue balloons, party hats and Brandeis-themed cupcakes. Most notably, the dessert counter featured a full three-tiered chocolate fountain, an ice sculpture in the shape of the number 75 and a massive flower-adorned […]

Hoot Recommends: dorm pastimes

Hello and welcome back to “Hoot Recommends,” where members of The Brandeis Hoot’s editorial board share our thoughts on different topics. This week, members of our board will be sharing how they pass time in their dorms! Cooper My friends and I have recently stumbled upon a game called “MageQuit,” a fun wizard-and-magic-filled-battle-to-the-death party game. […]

Why Brandeis?

That’s a question that every Brandeis student has answered at least once. Whether you were asked by an admissions counselor in an interview, by a Common App question or just by a curious fellow student who wanted to make friends with you, every Brandeis student has their answer to this question down-pat at this point. […]

A chip on your shoulder months

As the singer Katy Perry once sang, “You’re hot then you’re cold, you’re yes then you’re no.” It is a safe assumption that she was singing about the shoulder months. The shoulder months are that exciting time of year when we transition from the hot seasons of the summer to the colder seasons of the […]

Hoot Recommends: favorite restaurants

Welcome back to Hoot Recommends! In this article, members of The Hoot editorial board will be sharing their favorite restaurants on Moody Street. Cooper: In a Pickle I know it’s stereotypical, but In a Pickle is great. I’ll never order the giant, heart-attack-waiting-to-happen dishes that can be found on their menu, but I like knowing […]

COVID comeback

If you’re reading this editorial, you probably know or know of at least five people who have gotten COVID-19 since the semester started. For some of you, that may even be a lowball.   Professors, students and university staff have all gotten sick over the first few weeks of the semester, at a pretty alarming […]

Hoot Recommends: dorm essentials

Hello and welcome back to “Hoot Recommends,” where members of The Brandeis Hoot’s editorial board share our thoughts on different topics. This week, members of our board will be sharing the things they have in their dorms or homes that they just can’t live without. Naomi: One of the best investments I made for my […]

Club leader training needs improvement

If you are on an executive board (e-board)—any e-board—of any club, you probably got a wave of emails early in the semester about club leader training. So much club leader training. For those of you who aren’t on e-boards, let us summarize for you: mandatory modules on CampusGroups that took an hour and half to […]

Dining and transportation begin the year with a swing and a miss

As Brandeis students, we all love to complain to each other about the various facilities on and around campus. Oftentimes, this constant annoyance can be overblown, but it admittedly does stem from genuine systematic issues within services that students use day-to-day. And, now that a full week of classes has passed and the new academic […]

Hoot Recommends: study spots

Welcome to Hoot Recommends! In this series, members of The Hoot’s editorial board talk about their favorite or least favorite things on campus and in life. In this edition, we’ll be talking about our favorite study spots on campus!   Cyrenity I had often heard that working in your room wasn’t a great idea, and […]

Explore Waltham and Boston!

School is back in session which means we are all back on the Brandeis campus. As far as campuses go, this one is okay. A little hilly, but manageable. However, you should not spend all of your time just on campus. You should get your work done, but you should also be able to have […]

Welcome to Brandeis, Class of 2027

Hello, Brandeis! Specifically, hello Brandeis first-years! Welcome to Brandeis. We are The Brandeis Hoot, your community newspaper. All of us here want to welcome you to the Brandeis community and to campus. Brandeis, and college in general, can be daunting. It’s a new place with new people, and most students find themselves away from home […]

What is happening to the SCC?

In a disastrous email entitled “SCC review and space allocation,” Brandeis’ Department of Student Engagement (DSE) has kicked numerous clubs out of their spaces in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC). Unfortunately, as a non-secured club, The Brandeis Hoot was unlucky enough to receive this email. If you’re a club leader, a club member or even […]

Empowering women outside of Women’s History Month

The U.S. recognizes March as Women’s History Month as a way to commemorate the women who have contributed to contemporary society. It is a month to celebrate women’s impact on history and all of their great achievements that may otherwise go unrecognized. This is a month where feminism is alive and well. But as we […]

The blue wave at Brandeis

The landscape of college admissions is rapidly changing and its impacts are far further reaching than most may think at first glance. Before we engage with the topic of how altered admissions processes impact the lives of students on campus, it is crucial to first investigate the evolving nature of the college admissions process. So […]