Last December, 54 members of my extended family and many friends took a week-long trip to Israel in honor of my younger sister’s bat mitzva.
Six picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, Kan., stood outside the Cooperman Jewish Community Center on Northfield Avenue in West Orange last Tuesday. The Westboro group, which is opposed to gays, Jews, the US army, and President Obama, spent 30 minutes in West Orange on its two-day tour of New Jersey, which [...]
This past summer, two women with overstuffed suitcases and plenty of college books piled into a big red minivan for a weeklong college road trip.
Yesterday, I arrived home from Durango, Colorado, where I spent two weeks on the PanimWorks Southwest trip. The trip was run by Panim, a young leader’s organization that runs trips and programming for Jewish teens across America. Paired with an outdoor adventure company called DeerHill, the Panim program took 18 other Jewish teens and myself [...]
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IF YOU KNOW ANYONE INTERESTED IN WRITING FOR THE NU BLOG PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!! And on a separate note, I would like to encourage all NU Bloggers to write over the summer! One or two posts here or there talking about summer experiences would be really nice to read. Good luck in the last [...]
Three nights a week, I have tutoring for the SAT. I spend 3.5 hours per week with tutors and another 2.5 hours per week completing their homework.
Before reading Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight, (the greatest series ever), I didn’t understand why so many teens were becoming obsessed. My friends at school constantly talked about it to the point where it became incredibly irritating, and I swore to myself I would never read the series and become a pathetic Twilight devotee. However, with nothing [...]
As thanksgiving break approaches us, we are also getting closer and closer to the single most busy shopping day of the year: Black Friday. Notorious for its great sales, black Friday traditionally attracts millions to malls and department stores around the country in search of holiday gifts. In a recent November 14th article, the Star [...]
Last week, many schools in our area had “spirit week” a week of themed dress up days and lunch activities desinged to unite a grade and bring a week of school pride to the community. At Newark Academy, we have a four day spirit week- followed by homecoming that Saturday. Usually spirit week is all [...]
There have been some pretty crucial elections in American History. The race between Stephen Douglass and Abraham Lincoln in 1860, which determined the fate of slavery in America. The race between Kennedy and Nixon in 1960 included the first televised debates, and brought the Presidential campaign a whole closer to the American people. However, In [...]
A devoted Dane Cook fan, I had always been stubborn about branching out and listen to other comedians. However, when taken by my grandparents to see Capitol Steps perform, a whole new world of satirical comedy opened up to me.
I don’t really worry whether or not I will offend people with my writing. I used to, but then realized ANYBODY can get offended at just about ANYTHING. That is not to say I’m “Ms. care-free” with my writing. Although I may not worrying about upsetting a reader, I always, always worry if I will [...]