November 2015 17 results

Post-Paris: Americans not safe, must protect country

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD Terrorism is a tricky force to fight. In the age of technology, when a coordinated attack on a major western city can be organized through the chat feature on the PlayStation 4 server, what can we ...

Thanksgiving break good time to help others, volunteer

With only a few short days to spend at home, deciding how to divide one’s time between catching up with old friends, catching up with homework and spending time with family is a real challenge. In some ways, Thanksgiving “break” tends to be ...

Routes: Day of Jewish Learning attracts 550 attendees

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 More than 550 Jews convened in the Robert H. Smith School of Business’s Van Munching Hall for Routes, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s day of Jewish learning Nov. 15. The ...

SJP compares Palestinian situation to Black America

By Blair Jackson, for the Mitzpeh, @blairacudda As a part of the Muslim Student Association’s “Unity Week,” Students for Justice in Palestine and the Organization of Prison Abolitionists hosted “From #Palestine2Ferguson,” a ...

The Zangsters are victorious at Kedma dodgeball tournament

By Daniel Chavkin, staff writer, @dchav96 The Zangsters defeated My Kemp Mill in the finals of Kedma’s annual dodgeball tournament Saturday night in the Armory. The tournament consisted of 17 teams with eight to 10 members each. Every ...

Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew Discusses New $10 Bill

By Dovid Fisher, web editor, @DovidFisher On Oct. 14, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew held a town hall meeting with students to discuss the ideas for the upcoming redesign of the $10 bill. The meeting allowed students to ask questions, ...

Presidential candidates express varied opinions, positions on Israel

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD With the presidential debates in full swing, the 2016 election cycle has finally begun. Citizens across the U.S. are ramping up for the preliminary campaigns, following the candidates and arranging ...

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 ...