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SSIS advice column

Welcome back to the SSIS column, where we answer any and all of Brandeis students’ questions about sex, sexuality, identity and relationships. If you have a question you’d like answered in our next column, email… Read More...

Thank you, Brandeis

I didn’t know that I wanted to go to Brandeis, at first. It was a school I applied to on a whim after hearing from my grandfather that a distant family relative went here. Four… Read More...

Stop calling it ‘the Ukraine’

There are a lot of bothersome things about Brandeis: laundry, food, overcrowded classes, the list can go on and on. But we would like to focus on an issue that might not bother a lot… Read More...

Don’t lose hope

We all know why the seniors are writing their traditional opinions articles now instead of in two months. We all know why the fact that this is happening now is especially unfortunate for Brandeis University… Read More...

How Brandeis has changed me

I would never have imagined my senior spring being abruptly cut short by a global pandemic like the novel coronavirus, and that my “senior op”—a tradition where graduating editors on The Hoot write opinion pieces… Read More...

Spiders and insects and snakes, oh my!

Although my teenage years consisted of locking my gaze locked on a computer screen, I can assure you that at some point in time, I actually enjoyed the great outdoors. While playing outside, I would… Read More...

Studying is the least of my abroad experience—and that’s how it should be

I was at a bar on a Wednesday night when I realized that I might have a problem. Not with alcohol—though I’m sure I left some unconsumed—but with my head. I no longer felt stressed.… Read More...

Tommy Time

Q: “Why am I crying in da slut cave?”  A: I feel a personal responsibility to respond to this because I can only imagine what position someone must be in to ask such a question.… Read More...

VP Pence irresponsible with coronavirus response

Vice President Pence’s history in dealing with health outbreaks proves nothing more than that he is largely unfit to deal with the potentially disastrous spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the United States. Pence’s consistent… Read More...

You’re allowed to be angry: piecing together the 2020 Democratic primary

When I phone banked for Senator Elizabeth Warren in the week leading up to Super Tuesday, I heard conflicting criticisms from two separate callers that, for me, uncovered the conditions of being a woman in… Read More...
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