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Jewish students share culture at Latkepalooza
December 2011
With the Maccabeats after the interview
Maccabeats member Julian Horowitz says group members did not expect their “Candlelight” video to become so popular. The Apple Store had like a hundred views, like an hour after we put it up, Horowitz said. “We were like, ‘Oh my gosh, we were like Michael Jackson.’” David Block, a member of the Maccabeats, says the group posted the video in order to spread their name and express Jewish pride.“We wanted to first start with the Jewish community, then we were floored when it hit everyone else and we got YouTube comments like, ‘I’m Catholic, this is my favorite holiday song,’” Block said.
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Student bridges gap to deaf culture
October 2011
photo, story winner of 2nd place prize in collegiate section of the Delaware Press Association Communications Contest in April 2011Tahla Malik and Patricia Mace teach students sign language.
Growing up in a mountainous region in Pakistan, senior Talha Malik learned sign language to communicate with his older brother Sunny, who became deaf as a child after suffering two bouts of pneumonia. In the poor and remote area where they lived, Sunny could not receive the medical attention required to reverse the damage to his ears.
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Runners participate in state’s second oldest annual race
November 2012
On Saturday morning at Handloff Park, runners who had just crossed the 10K finish line red-faced and sweat-covered, caught their breath, sipped water and checked their times. Hundreds waiting for the next race, the 5K, cheered them on, stretched and chatted before they took to their marks.
While the final 10K racers were trickling in, the 5K runners, which included college and high school athletes, families and groups of friends, waited near the finish line at the annual Turkey Trot.
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Alex and Ani brings positivity to Main St.
September 2012
The manager of Alex and Ani cares more about creating transactions of positive energy than cash exchanges with customers. Employees at the recently opened shop, which specializes in metal bangles made of recycled materials, focus on how customers feel when they are in the store, according to manager Jarmel Cunningham.
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Campus hosts annual Indian culture festival
September 2012
Dancers at India Fest.
Senior Michelle Ma saw different aspects of Indian culture as she observed the mix of attendees, vendors and performers at India Fest on Saturday at the Bob Carpenter Sports Center. Ma studied abroad in India last summer but stayed within the northern part so the festival allowed her to see other aspects of Indian culture, she says.
I was able to see more of the culture from the south by some of the way they dressed and some of the jewelry, Ma says. “That was kind of interesting to see.”
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Anorexia survivor speaks to students, university community
March 2012
During her year-and-a-half-long battle with an eating disorder, Emily Haas lost 40 pounds, had a dangerously low heart rate and doctors told her she could die. Haas, 18, a senior in high school in Ocean City, N.J., battled anorexia during her freshman year, when she was 15. Her sister and best friend, Meg, a university senior, was the only person she could talk to honestly during her struggle and the one who ultimately convinced her to regain her health.
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