Israel Fest 2019 draws crowds as SJP holds simultaneous protest demonstration
By Colleen Crowley
Camel rides, henna tattoos and the promise of falafel drew crowds of students to McKeldin Mall for this year’s Israel Fest, hosted by the UMD Jewish Student Union and Maryland Hillel on Thursday.
This year’s event fell on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, and highlighted ...
NextNOW Fest 2018 brings new, entertaining acts to students at The Clarice
By Hugh Garbrick
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center was alive Friday and Saturday night with visitors going to performances at the NextNOW Fest, which exposed students and members of this university to a world of creative expression.
Through the doors of The Clarice, the Grand Pavilion Stage was ...
JSU celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday with annual Israel Fest
By Jamie Kerner
The Maryland Jewish Student Union held its annual Israel Fest on McKeldin Mall as it celebrated Israel's culture and 70th birthday Thursday.
The event, which was held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., featured various activities and stations. Each vendor there had an educational aspect in regards to ...
Students gather to protest Israel Fest, affirm Palestinian lives
By Ambriah Underwood
For many students, showing up to Thursday's protest against Israel Fest at this university was one of the few ways they could convey pro-Palestine perspectives without repercussions.
Students for Justice in Palestine, an on-campus student organization advocating for Palestinian rights, hosted the ...