A farewell to the UMD and Mitzpeh community
By Jacqueline Hyman
Two years ago, I wrote my first column as editor-in-chief of Mitzpeh about the direction we were headed -- an all-online publication with more social media and multimedia. I think we’ve done a good job of transitioning to a paper with no paper, and I’m proud of the website and content ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Nathan Fredman and Devorah Savitsky
By Kira Cohen
Junior sociology major Devorah Savitsky and senior physics major Nathan Fredman met up at Cold Stone Creamery on Route 1 April 26. Both Savitsky and Fredman are Honors Humanities alumni. Although Mitzpeh Matchmaker dates are typically “blind,” the two were surprised to find that they actually ...
Non-Jewish Mitzpeh members
By Daniel Ofman
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 has had many students in leadership positions who were not Jewish and who initially knew little ...
’95 graduate continues career in journalism at NIH Record
By Jacqueline Hyman
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 writer for the Record, Talesnik does everything from covering speeches and events happening at the ...
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 at the beginning of October and November as we transition to our online role, publishing breaking ...
Fifth annual NHBT features competitive bracket
By Mauricio Rivera
For the Mitzpeh
After a weekend filled with scheduled festivities, prayer services and preliminary games, bracket play began for all Jewish basketball teams from universities around the country who gathered for the fifth annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 19.
University policies not strong enough to accommodate religious students
By Jacob Schaperow
I think I’m a pretty good student. I pay attention in class, I do the readings and homework, I go to office hours, and I never cut class. But I skipped nine classes last semester. And, thanks to the way my Thursday/Friday classes fall, I’m going to miss 18 classes this semester. This is because, for me, as an observ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker – David and Amanda
February was certainly a month of love for some. On Feb. 7, David Kravitz, a junior computer science major, and Amanda Schwartz, a freshman English major, embarked on an oddly familiar blind date at Yogiberry.
Who got there first?
David: She got there first, but she ran there. We met in the elevator in Commons 5, but obviously we didn't know ...