BookTok worth it or not: ‘Never Let Me Go’

Well folks we are back. Another week, another book. Actually I have to start reading more because midterms have really been absolutely killing my reading vibe, which is unfortunate. But we persist nonetheless. Any recommendations please drop a comment on our Instagram page @thebrandeishoot—a shameless self plug because I really want new content in spite […]

What is the best sandwich?

It is a truth that should be universally acknowledged that a sandwich is only as good as its ratio. What ratio, you ask? The ratio of bread to filling. You see there is a very distinct ratio that must be kept between bread and its filling and it’s not 1:1. It’s got to be at […]

Election results released to students

The student union announced the results of the Winter Special Elections in an email sent to community members on March 13. There were five seats filled for the Massell Quad Senator, Charles River Quad Senator, Foster Mods Quad Senator, Class of 2023 Quad Senator and Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP) Senator. “Thank you so […]

Tennis Club is a smashing success

“Game. Set. Match. Brandeis!” Take your rackets out and throw on your tennis shoes because it’s time to play tennis. Brandeis’ Club Tennis team has been taking campus by storm. With 138 members on their Campus Groups page, the team has doubled in size from its 62 members last year. The Brandeis Hoot had the […]

The unofficial official Brandeis bucket list

Well, we’ve passed the 100 days to graduation mark and so begins the countdown to the dreaded g word—graduation. In some ways graduating is really exciting, you get to go off onto your next adventure and see what else is ahead. But it also means leaving behind the things you’ve grown familiar with.  And so […]

Sleep Week comes to campus following Daylight Savings

The university hosted its annual Sleep Week starting March 12 and running through March 18. The week featured events, giveaways and activities for students to promote good sleep hygiene.  The Office of Health and Wellness Promotion (HAWP) and the Bridge to Wellness (BTW) team each sponsored events throughout the week for students to gain access […]

BookTok worth it or not: ‘This Time Next Year’

Welcome back goons to the column that has persisted longer than I ever intended it to. I don’t have TikTok, but I write this BookTok—a subset of TikTok—column. Why, you may ask? Because it’s a fun log of books I read and hopefully it will help someone choose their next read or decide to pick […]

Student Union releases candidate bios, election starts March 10

The student union released candidate bios for the special round of elections, according to an email sent by Student Union Secretary Carol Kornworcel ’26. The campaign period ends on March 10 when ballots are released to the student body.  The Special elections are to fill five open positions Massell Quad Senator, Charles River Quad Senator, […]

Happy International Women’s Day

This past Wednesday, March 8, was International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the various achievements of women culturally, economically, politically and socially. It just seems so ironic to me that we celebrate this day in the United States, yet when push comes to shove, how much do we actually care about women?  Do you […]

Liebowitz announces collaboration with Kraft Group’s Foundation to Combat Antisemitism

University President Ron Liebowitz announced that the university would be collaborating with the Kraft Group Foundation to Combat Antisemitism (FCAS)—an organization that creates new solutions to end hatred towards Judaism and Jewish people. The collaboration is structured into three key components, according to an email sent by Liebowitz to community members. “I’m grateful that an […]

Students bring awareness to violence against women in Latin America

Community Members gathered in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) and decorated signs in protest against gender based violence in Latin America. Signs were written in both English and Spanish and then hung on the walls of the SCC. One sign reads, “Ni Una Menos,” which translates to “Not One Less” which gained popularity in a […]

Ranking some fruits: part 1

The last time I did a ranking I did vegetables. It is only right that I continue this series with fruit. I want to start by prefacing that I have not had a large portion of these fruits. But I will continue to provide the most elite commentary you could possibly read when it comes […]

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 […]

New Vice President of Student Affairs appointed

The university announced the appointment of Andrea Dine to the position of Vice President of Student Affairs, according to an email sent to community members on Feb. 28. Dine accepted the position after serving as the university’s Interim Vice President of Student Affairs beginning officially in June 2022. “We are delighted that she has agreed […]

Univ. celebrates Women’s History Month

The start of March establishes the beginning of Women’s History Month. To celebrate, the university will be hosting a series of events as a part of the 2023 Tillie K. Lubin Symposium—a series that focuses on an issue relevant to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Women’s History Month is designated for “commemorating and encouraging the […]

Student Union hosts special elections

The Student Union will be hosting a round of special elections for the Spring 2023 semester, according to an email sent by Carol Kornworcel ’26—Student Union Secretary. There are five positions currently available including Massell Quad Senator, Charles River Quad Senator, Foster Mods Quad Senator, Class of 2023 Senator and Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program […]

BookTok worth it or not: ‘Ariadne’

Welcome back, folks! We have another week of reviewing books! For who? Beats me! But I’m sitting here at my modular table writing my review of this week’s book. Who am I, you may ask? Excellent question! I’m Victoria and I write book reviews in this column, but all the books I review come from […]

Prof. Laura Goldin passes away at age 71

Laura Goldin, the founder and chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Brandeis University, passed away on Feb. 2 at the age of 71 in Austin, Texas. Goldin not only made an impact on the Brandeis community through the Environmental Studies (ENVS) program, but she had a huge impact on the greater community with her […]

Liebowitz offers support to those impacted by earthquake in Syria and Turkey

On Feb 11, university president Ron Liebowitz reached out to community members regarding the earthquake that impacted Syria and Turkey. The first earthquake occurred on Feb 6, followed by a series of aftershocks with high magnitudes.  “Many of us at Brandeis have strong connections with people who have been devastated by this earthquake. I have […]