Pros explore racial issues at symposium
By Ryan Connors
As probably the least known panelist at the university’s ninth annual Shirley Povich Symposium, Damian Thompson did not seem phased by the television personalities around him at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on Nov. 11.
But Thompson, the curator of sports for the Smithsonian Museum of African-American ...
Michigan game first in 3 years some Jews can attend
By Daniel Chavkin
The Maryland Terrapins football team played Michigan State in the Terps’ first home game under the lights since 2011 on Nov. 15.
While many students were excited to witness such a rare event, this was an even more special occasion for the university’s Jewish population. Normally, Jews who observe Shabbat are unable to ...
Sufganiyot traditions: Students can decorate doughnuts at Terpim’s Dec. 10 event
By Senaya Savir
Nutrition students beware: Hanukkah is coming up and with it the Jewish tradition of eating greasy foods. The custom to eat foods like potato latkes and sufganiyot, jelly doughnuts, is to honor the miracle of the menorah oil burning for eight days instead of the one day the Maccabees expected it to last.
While the ...
Jew You Should Know: Ariella Bloomfield
By Jamie Weissman
Whenever Manhattan native Ariella Bloomfield is back in New York she visits DOROT, an old age home where she volunteers and delivers food. So, when a friend asked her if she wanted to visit Potomac’s Hebrew Home every Friday, it was an opportunity she was excited to take on.
“I really do like helping people. It’s ...