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Goucher Graffiti

The Goucher College community is split this week on how to handle the recent emergence of graffiti on the campus’ Hillel building. Students returned from Thanksgiving break early last week to find a cross, two crescent moons and a Star of David spray-painted on the outside of the building, along with two messages: “Stop the… Read More

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France Will Pay Reparations

After years of debate and numerous lawsuits, French officials announced late last week that the country has agreed to establish a $60 million fund that will be used to compensate thousands of Holocaust victims and their families. Victims eligible for compensation are those deported from France during the Holocaust and ineligible for the country’s previously… Read More

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‘Phenomenal’

Chants of “I believe that we will win! I believe that we will win!” thundered through the Hurwitz gym as Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School students decked out in blue and yellow — some donning face paint, capes and tutus — cheered on the home team BT Warriors during the 28th Annual Joseph and Florence… Read More

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Ulman Plots Next Move

Nearly two weeks after his eight-year term as Howard County executive came to an end, Ken Ulman is waiting to announce what his next move will be. “One way or another I will be very involved in making a positive difference in the state of Maryland,” he said. “I hope to focus on innovation, the… Read More

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Jews United for Justice Comes to Baltimore

Molly Amster found her dream job at Jews United for Justice. Whether it was working on a sheep dairy in Wisconsin and teaching schoolchildren about where their food comes from, working at Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc. (CHAI) and bringing together African-American and Orthodox girls to talk about identity or planning BBYO conventions in high school,… Read More

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Life-or-Death Struggle

When Brittany Maynard, the woman with terminal brain cancer who moved to Oregon so that she could end her life under that state’s “death with dignity” provisions, took her story to the media in the form of YouTube videos, she reignited a debate about the propriety of governments allowing doctors to participate in what many… Read More

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