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Brandeis University's Community Newspaper — Waltham, Mass.



October 2005 Issue

This Week's Photos

This Week's photos. The Hoot comic and Fool for Love.

The week in sports

This years ALCS demonstrated the talent of the Chicago White Sox pitching staff. In the five game series, the Chicago rotation pitched four straight complete games. However, this series will be remembered for many controversial calls.

Sports recap

We send a hoot out to Coleen Donnely 08 for being the runner-up in the Number Two Singles Match in the New England Womens Intercollegiate tennis tournament.

Celtics prepare to prove critics wrong

After losing Antoine Walker and Gary Payton this off-season, many thought that the young Boston Celtics had no chance to repeat as division champions. The Celtics never got the memo. At the Celtics Media Day several weeks ago, coach Doc Rivers and executive Danny Ainge expressed nothing but confidence in their team.

Road Tripping

Its been a tough week and a half for the Brandeis Womens Soccer Team. After starting the season 6-2-1, the Lady Judges confronted a stretch of four straight games against nationally ranked opponents, and they did not fare well. Though the Judges were able to keep each game competitive, they came out on the wrong end every time and saw their record fall to the .500 mark. The Judges now stand at 6-6-1 with five games left on the schedule, the final three of which are at home against UAA opponents.

Msoccer extends losing streak to five games

Brandeis was shut out twice this week by Carnegie Mellon University and Emory University, 1-0 and 7-0, respectively, dropping them to 6-6-1 on the season. The team, presently on a four game losing streak, is 0-3-1 in the UAA and currently in seventh place.

NFL Week 6 recap

The field of teams in the NFL has begun to sort itself out into three categories: the winners, the losers, and the in-between teams. The winners are obvious, the four teams with 5 or more wins: The Bengals, the Broncos, the Buccaneers, and the undefeated Indianapolis Colts. The losing teams are equally as obvious, especially the winless Houston Texans. However, in the fog are the dozen plus teams with .500 or better records, some of which will make the playoffs, and some of which wont be anywhere close.

Atmosphere expands under pressure

Forget everything youve learned about the atmosphere in science class: in the world of music, the planet gravitates around Atmosphere, not the other way around. This may be the one rule to live by in todays continually growing music scene, as the Minneapolis rap duo of rapper Slug (aka Sean Daley) and producer Ant play sellout shows in support of their latest release, You Cant Imagine How Much Fun Were Having.
Indeed, it may very well be hard to imagine the amount of fun that Atmosphere is having in the two years since the release of their breakout Sevens Travels. With a headlining stint at Warped Tours 10 year anniversary, a critically acclaimed album (Travels) on various top ten lists, the re-release of their hard-to-find masterpiece Se7en, another headlining stint, and a recent collaboration with fellow MC and compatriot Murs under the moniker Felt, Atmosphere decide to take on and release another album. All this, and being held as the emperors of the emo-rap movement, comprised of underground rappers, most of whom are members of the Rhymesayers label, who focus on more personal issues than that of the self-indulgence and massive consumption of more mainstream artists, can add up to a huge weight cast on the shoulders of two rap lovers from Minneapolis.

From the depths of Vicodin I call to you

This past Monday I did something only someone drastically concerned about his dental future to the point of dementia would do. On Monday I hired some guy who spent fifteen or so years in school give or take a few decades just so he could tack a bunch of extra letters on to his name (M.D., D.D.S., S.A.D.I.S.T.) to drug me unconscious with some chemical that probably has a street value five times that of top-grade government-grown Afghani heroin, slice into my gums and hack my jaw to the point that I STILL cant feel anything from the right half of my bottom lip all the way down to my chin.

Hazing, Deis-style

The Hoot welcomes a new columnist to its ranks…