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Recent sexual assault cases on college campuses increase, do not stand idly by

By Ori Gutin, for the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Let’s be blunt: one rape occurs on a college campus in America every 21 hours; one in four college women will be the victim of sexual assault during their academic careers, and college-aged women are four times more likely than any other age group to face sexual assault, according to the Cleveland ...

Students gear up for annual NHBT tournament

By Jamie Weissman, staff writer, @JamieWeissman March Madness may have just come to a close, but for some students basketball season is just getting started. On April 17, the University of Maryland Hillel will host its fifth annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament, also known as the NHBT, an event that brings together Jewish ...

J Street Conference Reveals the passion of 1,000 youth as they march for a cause in Washington

By Sam Milton, for the Mitzpeh, @SamMilton3 (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analyt...

Irish spring break in Boston

By Daniel Ofman, staff writer, @OfmanDaniel As many get a head start on their summer tans visiting the beaches of Florida, Puerto Rico and California, relaxing during the day and partying at night, spring break up in Boston has a slightly different taste. Boston has been in the news recently due to the record-breaking snow that has ...

The Golden Age of Audio Entertainment

By Daniel Ofman, staff Writer, @OfmanDaniel Radio nerds across America and the world can’t contain themselves. Podcasts are actually entering mainstream pop culture and no one’s apologizing. With the booming success of the podcast “Serial,” which was released in October of last year and ran for 12 episodes, many podcast aficionados ...

Good Deeds Day: Hillel-sponsored day of service sends volunteers to help local nonprofits

By Charles Hansler, staff writer, @CharlieHansler  More than 100 students participated in Maryland Hillel’s Good Deeds Day on March 1. Good Deeds Day is an international celebration of service that businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison started in Israel in 2007. The international date of the event is March 15, but students ...

Valentine’s Day Matchmaker couple takes NuVegan Cafe

By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag Although every day should be all about ahava (Hebrew for love), there is only one weekend ALL about ahava. So, what better time is there to go on a date than Valentine’s Day? Hailey Siller and Craig Wasserman went on their blind date the weekend of Valentine’s Day and tried out the new ...

Notes on the Russian-Ukrainian War

By Daniel Ofman, blog/opinion writer, @OfmanDaniel The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has persisted for almost a year. Since the Ukrainian Parliament removed former President Viktor Yanukovych from his post, the chaos in Ukraine has been uninterrupted. The issues began with the ousting of Yanukovych, followed by rallies and ...