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Kedma election results for spring 2017 executive board have come in

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @nicolekirkner The results are in for the spring 2017 Kedma board, and unlike some elections, the popular vote always decides who will take control over the Orthodox Jewish group of this university. Over 200 Kedma members cast votes between Dec. 3 and Dec. 6 that determined the new board that will take ...

A response to anti-Semitism in wake of rising hate crimes

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh In the wake of Donald Trump’s election to the highest office in this country, there have been an increased number of hate crimes against many marginalized communities. These acts of hate range from a white teacher calling her black students the n-word in a classroom in Baltimore, to a swastika drawn on a wall at ...

Voters should be open to diverse religions in politics

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 When most Americans think of the president, they don’t immediately think of the politician’s religion. However, it has played into the elections, in which there has never been a Jewish commander-in-chief. Many of the early presidents were some type of Protestant Christian, although ...

Should Jews be worried about upcoming election?

By Jake Baum @JakeatUMD For the Mitzpeh In these last few weeks leading up to the presidential election, the alarmists have gained the floor. Much of the Orthodox community, putting Israel above all else, has Hillary Clinton pegged as a Jew-hater because some of her top advisors, such as Huma Abedin, have expressed their disapproval with ...

Numerous UMD students gather to watch final presidential debate in Hoff Theater Wednesday

  By Nicole Kirkner @nickikirk13 Staff writer Students from different backgrounds-who all have varying political views-respectfully came together for the final presidential debate watch party at Hoff Theater on Wednesday night.   About 200 students attended the UMD College Republicans hosted event. Other hosts included ...

Amidst trying campaigns, journalists must remain objective

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58   As a United States citizen who is finally eligible to vote for president, I have felt responsible and inclined to watch all of the recent presidential (and vice presidential) debates. But every time I do, I shake my head in dismay at the conduct being displayed. It is not just the ...

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 Central Election Committee that conservative parties in the next Knesset will consist of Netanyahu's Likud ...