March 2013 12 results

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 ...

Engaged in College

By Aviva Woolf  Love in college is tricky. You are in a jam-packed city full of students with little supervision, little privacy and a lot of people to meet. And by “meet” I mean bump into at a party at 1 a.m. and awkwardly see the next ...

Ten Days in Ethiopia

By Erin Serpico While many students retreated home or went away on vacation for winter break this year, 20 brave students flew to Ethiopia for 10 days to embark on an alternative break serving the needy and connecting with their faith. Through ...

Israeli Politics

By Nkongho Beteck The 2013 Israel election allowed Israelis to exercise their democratic right to vote, producing a large voter turnout and focusing on more domestic issues moving forward. The Los Angeles Times reported results from the ...

What’s Your Relationship Status?

By Lauren Shaw College boyfriends are unnecessary, at least if you ask sophomore marketing major Christina Esqueu. “Dating in college is nothing like dating in the rest of the world,” said Esqueu.  “People are like, ‘I’m bored!  ...

Broaching a Touchy Subject

By Jason Brendler Some aspects of Judaism go unpracticed by a majority of those who associate themselves with the religion. While some Jewish laws— keeping a kosher home or wearing a tallit when going to temple—are commonly practiced, others ...

Valentine’s Day: A Jewish Perspective

By Laura Shaposhnikova It was a Thursday like any other. I woke up, ate my bowl of Cheerios and made my way to class. What started off as an ordinary day turned into an inexplicable maze of “PDA” and roses. Confused, I held the door ajar for ...

“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 ...

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 ...

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 ...