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Contemplating the new ComCol complex

By Merav Kaufman

March 5, 2013

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

Since its inception in 1999, Commonwealth Honors College has been an abstraction referring to a set of requirements, rather than a college with its own physical buildings. The honors experience at the University of Massachusetts in recent yea...

Chag Purim Sameach!

By Merav Kaufman

February 21, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

At times it may seem like the dreary month of February has little to offer in the realm of holiday celebrations aside from a day where love is commercialized in nauseating shades of pink. This year, however, the best of February ha...

Holiday history: Channukah

By Merav Kaufman

December 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the semester comes to an end, temperatures have dropped, over-sized sweaters have become socially acceptable, and holiday music has begun to monopolize our radio stations. The holiday season has undeniably arrived. The Je...

Disrespect in debate is distasteful

By Merav Kaufman

October 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With Nov. 6 quickly approaching, the heated political climate at the University of Massachusetts is palpable. In light of the upcoming  presidential election, this semester has been defined by aggressive student voter regi...

Is LinkedIn the missing link?

By Merav Kaufman

October 2, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I first created my LinkedIn account for a school assignment early in my freshman year. It was long before I had any sense of the professional world or knew how to properly accentuate "résumé." At the time, I was skeptical and resis...

And so begin the Jewish High Holidays

By Merav Kaufman

September 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The start of the new semester at the University of Massachusetts is a time of optimism and renewal. This year especially brings several exciting changes to campus life: the renovated Campus Center has a newfound glow, Late Night...

Sophomoric musings

By Merav Kaufman

April 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

While a tear-jerking, self-reflective column on the University of Massachusetts experience is usually reserved for graduating seniors, I have decided to attempt a similar feat for my last column of the year despite my lowly ...

Passover preview

By Merav Kaufman

April 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Tonight marks a special milestone on the Jewish calendar: the first night of Passover. Jews across the world gather with their families and friends for the Passover Seder, the festive meal designed to commemorate the biblical...

Vacation vexation

By Merav Kaufman

March 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Today marks a monumental moment for college students: The arrival of much-anticipated spring break 2012. At long last, we at the University of Massachusetts can drop the textbooks and lecture notes, say goodbye to W.E.B. Du Bois...

Memes unite the masses

By Merav Kaufman

March 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I don’t always check Facebook. But when I do, I make sure to visit the “Umass memes” page. Although the page was created just three weeks ago, the concept of a meme is far from new. Defined by Merriam-Webster as “an idea, behavior, style or u...