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Students seek more Kosher options at farmer’s market

By Jaclyn Turner Every Wednesday, the Farmer’s Market at Maryland sets up in front of Cole Field House, ready for eager students to purchase a variety of produce, pastries and meats.  Students can buy items from local farms, which helps ...

Jew You Should Know: Danielle Leopold

By Zachary Mellen She had mono her freshman year, but that didn’t stop sophomore Dani Leopold from getting heavily involved in the Jewish community on campus. Leopold is an active member of Koach, the Conservative Judaism organization on ...

From the Ambulance to the Army: Gap Years in Israel Teach Important Lessons to Students

By Talia Richman Alexandra Lewyn rushed through the cloud of smoke coming from an overturned bus and ran towards the dozens of screaming people who lay injured in the wreckage. Once she moved the victims into the ambulance, she took a moment ...

Jews Take to the Tweets

By Jessica Herman There is no denying that Americans are obsessed with social media. From Twitter to Facebook, and YouTube to Instagram, we are constantly engrossed in the latest media trends. Today, there seems to be a blog for everything, ...

What Can You Do When Everything in D.C. is Closed

By Elena Macias While the country anxiously waits for the government shutdown to end, the many tourist attractions in Washington D.C. have become limited.  The Smithsonian museums are closed, there are no more casual bicycle rides and get-toge...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Zoe Barth and Josh Axelrod

Senior business major Zoe Barth and junior journalism major Josh Axelrod embarked on a date on April 11, here’s how it went down. Where did you go? Who got there first?  Josh: We met at Yogiberry. She got there like a minute before I ...

Jew You Should Know- Benjy Cannon

By Nora Tarabishi  Sophomore Benjy Cannon first got his nickname from his mother when he was young. “She’s called me ‘Benjy’ as long as I can remember,” recalled Cannon. Cannon, who is a government and politics and philosophy ...

WTF UMD?

By Samantha Schmieder WTF UMD is a social media project where students can directly get in touch with the Student Government Association (SGA) in order to provide them with ideas and suggestions to better the school. So far, the page has 2395 ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker— Jared Stein and Yael Lehmann

His shirt color didn’t match the description, but Yael Lehmann, a freshman enrolled in letters and sciences, knew he was the right guy. Jared Stein, a sophomore in letters and sciences, was already waiting for his blind date when Yael eagerly ...

Jew You Should Know – Judy Gerstenblith

By Ángel Torres Does Judy Gerstenblith ever sleep? Even with her commitments, ranging from Koach senior representative to psychology guided study session leader, Gerstenblith somehow finds time to unwind during her senior year. “It’s ...