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(AUDIO) Girl talks to Girl Talk

Hoot editor Danielle Gewurz interviewed Gregg Gillis about an hour before the concert. To hear the full interview, listen to the audio clip below. Selected parts of her interview follow. What’s it like to be back at Brandeis? It’s cool…I remember those days fondly, seems like a long time ago. I was still working a […]

From Brandeis to Haiti: Widening the gap

Are you tired of sitting in class after class, listening to the professor lecture, and spend each day just writing chicken scratch notes in your beat up 3 ring binder? Then maybe a Community Engaged Learning class is for you. Although two of the three scheduled weekly class hours are more formal in terms of […]

Time to treat everyone equally

From the earliest age we are taught in our schools that racism is an evil institution, a plight on our society. We are told that we should only judge people by the content of the character and not by the color of their skin. I wholeheartedly agree with these sentiments. Racism is an evil thing […]

Senator Carl Levin speaks in honor of MLK Day

U.S. Senator Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was the keynote speaker during Brandeis’s Martin Luther King Day celebration on, Jan. 21. Charles Radin, Brandeis’s Director of Communications Operations and the moderator of the event, explained why Senator Levin was asked to attend. “We wanted to have, during an […]

One Tall Voice: Not OK with MLK day

This past Monday, our university, and in fact many institutions across America, celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I am sure that everybody liked to have the day off and I am no exception. Still, I feel that one should really critically analyze why we celebrate this day and what we are in fact […]

Shopping for Truth: Why I don’t have Facebook

facebook.pngIt’s one of the first questions people ask you when they meet you. It’s a way to scope out people before you meet them. It’s a way to keep in touch. What is it, you ask? It’s the obsession called Facebook. Before you start reading this, you might want to sit down because some of this could seem pretty shocking to some of you.

Facebook: Not something for everyone

*AUDIO* inside article (50.80MB)

Featuring Chrissy Callahan, Pat Garofalo, and Shanna Rifkin, hosted by Andy Meyers. Edited by Andy Meyers.

Sexiled: Hung out to dry


*AUDIO* inside article (2.63MB)

Edited by Andy Meyers

Foreplay has come and gone. So has he.

The lights are still on, which is never a good sign. You look better in the dark. Besides, this just means he was so fast, you didn’t have time to turn them off. He makes the minute man look like a marathon runner.

Or maybe your story has a better climax than mine. Maybe yours isn’t all falling action, like mine is.

Let’s set this up the right way: He was hot. All six feet-something of hard muscle. I…