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Stamp’s mistake on First Look Fair rescheduling shows change is needed to protect underrepresented groups

By Carli Fine For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.   Earlier this week, this university postponed the date of the First Look Fair, the university-wide activities exhibition run by the Stamp Student Union, in preparation for the potential effects of Hurricane Florence. The event was moved ...

JSU celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday with annual Israel Fest

By Jamie Kerner For Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ 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 ...

Chabad raises record total in 24-hour donation campaign

By Mollie Higgins For Mitzpeh @MollieHigginss Chabad held a 24-hour-long donation campaign that began Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the hopes of raising $50,000. The group surpassed the goal by raising a total of $60,070. Chabad applied for and received a grant from the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.,which matched every $1 donated with ...

From the Archives: Is that ‘Natty’ kosher? (Nov. 2010)

Students deal with kashrut and drinking By Melissa Moore When people think of college students, they think wild partners - a red solo cup in the right hand and a fifth of vodka in the left. While this stereotype isn't necessarily an accurate portrayal of the student body, kosher students who wish to partake in the debauchery can have a ...

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, ...

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 friends about which electives to take. Of course, if you do not have any friends, or if you just want ...

New student group Lavi talks about Shmita during its first event

By Rachel Askinasi, for the Mitzpeh, @raskinasi Jewish students on campus found a hole in the list of opportunities to get involved with their peers who wanted to think about sociological issues more than they want to analyze religion, so they created Lavi to offer an alternative. Alyssa Gabay, a freshman microbiology major, went on a ...

New group seeks to start interfaith dialogue

By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58 The university’s Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy introduced a new club this semester called Live the Questions, which focuses on interfaith discussions between students. Jennifer Olson, the graduate coordinator for interfaith programs and spiritual diversity, ...