Opinion 127 results

Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.

Better religious accommodations needed

Every year, there’s a plethora of Jewish holidays all squished together during the fall season. From Rosh Hashanah to Simchat Torah, Jews are busy observing the holidays by attending shul, fasting on Yom Kippur and more. Many Jewish students miss ...

Publication to switch from print to online

Beginning late next fall, Mitzpeh will follow in the footsteps of its sister publication, The Diamondback, and change its focus to “digital first” in light of ongoing trends in journalism. This publication will release print editions ...

Remembering Holocaust: Responsibility accompanies sense of comfort

By Jake Baum, for the Mitzpeh, @jakeatumd     Social justice campaigns overwhelm our social media, fighting against issues such as global climate change, poverty and most importantly, bigotry of any kind. We’ve reached a ...

SGA voter turnout up from last year, but still disappointing

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 I heard something worrisome during Student Government Association elections last week. I asked a friend of mine if he was voting in the SGA elections. “What’s SGA?” was not the response I ...

Why everyone should participate in SGA elections this week

By Jamie Weissman, staff writer, @jamieweissman If you’ve already logged into Testudo and voted for your favorite Student Government Association (SGA) candidates, congratulations: you’ve officially helped to make a difference in this univer...

Take advantage of interesting Gen-Eds: advice from a rising senior

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 With course registration coming up, it is time to set up advising meetings and print those four-year plans. However, there is another crucial component of course registration — talking to your ...

Examining American Jews’ role in Israeli politics

By Jacqueline Hyman & Jacob Schaperow Opinion editor, editor-in-chief @jacqbh58, @jschap1 (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.cre...

Recent sexual assault cases on college campuses increase, do not stand idly by

By Ori Gutin, for the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Let’s be blunt: one rape occurs on a college campus in America every 21 hours; one in four college women will be the victim of sexual assault during their academic careers, and college-aged women are ...

Sanctions only viable option to combat Iran’s nuclear program

by Jake Baum “Opportunity, prosperity and justice”: President Barack Obama used these words in 2009 to describe his hopes for the future of the Iranian government’s attitude toward its people. However, the reality that Obama envisi...

The Golden Age of Audio Entertainment

By Daniel Ofman, staff Writer, @OfmanDaniel Radio nerds across America and the world can’t contain themselves. Podcasts are actually entering mainstream pop culture and no one’s apologizing. With the booming success of the podcast ...