Archive | March, 2013

Passover traditions adapt to changing times

The celebration is nearly 3,500 years old, rooted in tradition, ritual and strict procedure. But Passover, the Jewish holiday marking the Hebrew’s exodus from Egypt, has become a malleable celebration. It takes on unique traditions and personal values as families observe together. In time, these traditions change. Some Jewish college students recognize a shift in […]

Opinion: GPAs should still matter, but for right reasons

Between club meetings, Greek events, community service and sports practices, students hardly have time for class anymore. Solid hours of studying dwindle to cram sessions, and it seems academics take a backseat to extracurricular activities. But when things get tough, students don’t always fall back on hard work. This is the age of grade mongering. […]