2015-2016 44 results

Archives header for material published in 2015-2016 school year.

Non-Jewish Mitzpeh members

By Daniel Ofman Staff writer @OfmanDaniel What are some characteristics that one would look for in the editor-in-chief of a Jewish newspaper? At Mitzpeh, being Jewish hasn’t necessarily been one of those characteristics. This publication ...

Former editors reflect on Mitzpeh’s 32-year history, look forward to publication’s future

By Jacqueline Hyman & Daniel Ofman Opinion editor, staff writer @jacqbh58, @OfmanDaniel In the early 1980s, a publication called Ha Koach died out and left the University of Maryland without a Jewish newspaper; thus Mitzpeh was born. F...

’95 graduate continues career in journalism at NIH Record

By Jacqueline Hyman Opinion editor @jacqbh58 Not everyone stays in their studied field after college, but former Mitzpeh editor Dana Talesnik (Steinberg) is still going strong in journalism, writing and editing at the NIH Record. As a staff ...

Local brand offers kosher deliveries by CEO

By Eliana Block, for the Mitzpeh, @ElianaBlock Mark Travis believes in retirement, so strongly that he left his job of 23 years at Corporate Benefit Partners to make sure parents have one. How? By cutting food costs racked-up by college ...

Students want more kosher options at Rt. 1 TargetExpress

By Daniel Chavkin, staff writer, @dchav96 The dairy aisle at TargetExpress displays an array of cheese. The new Route 1 establishment carries some kosher items, but kosher-certified meats and cheeses are still a 20-minute car ride away. Dovid ...

Student group holds vigil for terror victims

By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir The Maryland Israel Coalition organized a vigil on McKeldin Mall on Oct. 19 to bring the Jewish community together to commemorate those who lost their lives during the unrest in Israel. “We ...

Jewish a cappella showcase draws 900

By Chuck Dobrosielski, for the Mitzpeh, @chuckdobro Maryland Hillel held its second annual “A Cappella Showcase Fundraiser” Oct. 17 at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, with around 900 people in attendance. “It was an ...

GIIS honors Rabin with Middle East talk

By Blair Jackson, for the Mitzpeh, @blairacudda In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, the Gildenhorn Institute of Israeli Studies (GIIS) hosted its annual Dubin Lecture as a ...

The Purple Line: What to expect and when

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 As a civil engineering major, I sometimes like to inform people around me of random civil engineering-related facts. From now on, I will research a planned or in-progress construction project on ...

Holocaust survivor speaks to UMD students about hope

By Dayna Gillespie, for the Mitzpeh, @Mitzpeh Dr. Mark Strauss, Holocaust survivor and world-renowned artist, spoke to more than 60 students at Maryland Hillel on Oct. 15. He described his story as a “miracle” and recounted his life ...