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If you’ve attended any major event on campus throughout this academic year, you’ve probably noticed something: several middle-aged white men that look like police officers dressed in neon yellow vests scattered throughout the event. You’re...
If you’re reading this editorial, and have been on Brandeis’ campus recently, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve either a) slipped on ice around campus or b) seen someone else slip. Waltham is firmly...
So, after a painfully-too-short winter break, the fall semester is now behind us and the spring is here. The new year has come, leaving a snowy white sheen over our campus and Gosman’s weight room...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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...
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...
Well, folks, we’ve made it halfway through the spring 2023 semester. And while right now you may not be rejoicing over this milestone because you’re drowning in midterms, know that we here at The Brandeis...
This past week, community members returned from break and campus resumed operating at full capacity. But some students were unable to leave campus for the week-long February break, and many were left feeling like the...
Even though we’re only a month into the spring semester, it feels like we’ve been back on campus for a year already. As we hear whispers of that dreaded affliction—burnout—in the halls of Olin-Sang or...

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