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To acquire wisdom, one must observe

Gonny Nir

I’ve just returned to my host country this term after a week of traveling around northwestern Europe. For the purposes of this column, where I went is not nearly as pertinent as what I saw....
Truth be told, I’ve been wanting to write this column for a while. Alas, for all the time that I’d meant to write it I’ve been, shall we say, compromised. From August 2022 to January...
Editor’s note: As an independent news source for the Brandeis community, The Hoot and its editorial board support publishing all opinions of our students, faculty and staff. As such, The Hoot does not serve as...
The inspiration for the title of this article is credited to my friend and Editor-in-Chief of The Brandeis Hoot, Cooper Gottfried ’25.    A week before I had left campus for summer break, I booked...
Shortly before this term began, I had a conversation with my older brother, who had just finished his five-year B.S./M.S. degree. He asked how I felt about entering my third year of undergrad, and I...
I have found the annual exercise of leaving for summer holiday to be acutely challenging. My experience with the most-recent Great Departure, if I may call it as such, only reinforced this feeling in my...
In a recent conversation with a beloved professor of mine, I asked “Why are you answering emails at 11 p.m.? What are you, an undergraduate?” Now mostly I was being cheeky at the fact that...
This essay was written in a spurt of creativity the night of January 13, 2023. That night, I was flying from Albuquerque, New Mexico back to Boston for the start of the Spring 2023 term....
This article is part of an ongoing collaborative column by Gonny Nir and Jamie Trope. In this column, the authors explore questions big & small, worthwhile & worthless, obvious & absurd, all for the humble...
This term has uncovered something quite curious to me: the placement of the desk in a professor’s office completely changes the ambience of office hours. Allow me to explain.  I have two professors this term...

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