• Is Birthright Right For You?

    By Lauren Shaw College students are an extremely diverse population, but there is one word most can appreciate: free. And for Jewish college students, a free trip to Israel is actually possible. Birthright, a popular program subsidized by the Israeli government and private donations, provides trips to Israel for Jewish students with the ...
  • “Afro-Semitic” Music

    By Lizzy Solovey African-American spiritual music, a type of folk music, offers a Christian interpretation of the plight of slaves in the 19th century and is considered a precursor to gospel music. Sung inside and outside of churches, this music developed as a way for African-Americans to band together and hope for a brighter future. By ...
  • Mitzpeh Matchmaker – David and Amanda

    February was certainly a month of love for some. On Feb. 7, David Kravitz, a junior computer science major, and Amanda Schwartz, a freshman English major, embarked on an oddly familiar blind date at Yogiberry. Who got there first? David: She got there first, but she ran there. We met in the elevator in Commons 5, but obviously we didn't know ...
  • Going the Distance

    By Alicia McElhaney They say it never works. A long-distance relationship is impossible: it will force you to compromise independence, become emotionally attached and worst of all, you hardly get to see your significant other. And yet the greatest love stories and fairytales are founded upon the basics of long-distance love. Snow White knows ...
  • YAD: Friendship Circle Extended

    By Laura Shaposhnikova Everyone wants a friend. A hug, a smile and a helping hand. Besides being basic survival needs, these acts of love really help the world go round. Hoping to spread love a little further, university Chabad Rabbi Eli Backman brought YAD, the young adults division of Friendship Circle, to the campus. Friendship Circle ...
  • Jew You Should Know- Aaron Czinn

    By David Bowman After just a 10-minute conversation with Aaron Czinn, it’s clear that he’s a socially conscious individual who has already made a difference at this university. Growing up in New Jersey as a Modern Orthodox kid in a Conservative Jewish day school, Czinn was attracted to this university’s diverse Jewish community. Now a ...