SHAZAM changes its name to MIC
Advocacy group plans to focus on educating student body about Israel
By Daniel Chavkin, staff writer, @dchav96
The Maryland Israel Coalition isn’t a new organization at the University of Maryland, although it may seem that way. Formerly known as SHAZAM, or Shalom Zionists at University of Maryland, MIC has gone through a total rebrand...
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 university’s community. But if you’re reading this now and you have not yet done so, don’t worry, ...
Tragic death of student shakes UMD community
It has been just over two weeks since an integral member of our community passed away. Cornell University senior Ilan Rasooly was visiting the University of Maryland for the Jewish holidays when he fell and sustained mortal head injuries.
The following is the reflection of one staff member:
“I grew up with Rasooly in Silver Spring, MD. We ...
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 Maryland Hillel and the Joint Distribution Committee, this alternative winter break trip allowed ...