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The Conspiracy - January 22, 2013 0 Comments

“Zero Dark Thirty,” or Shut Up and Watch

“Zero Dark Thirty.” Something tells me I could type that title and walk away, and the comments section would take care of itself. No need for further input. Good game, everyone. Why is there so much anger over this movie? Many say it exaggerates the positive relationship between torture and the …

The Conspiracy - January 17, 2013 0 Comments

Banshee: Your New TV Addiction

Disclaimer: I have a literary crush on Jonathan Tropper. All glowing reviews of Jonathan Tropper and his works in this article may very well be biased by said crush. But my crush is well earned. Just pick up one of his books—I’d recommend This Is Where I Leave You to start—and you’ll …

The Conspiracy - January 14, 2013 0 Comments

The Fight You Won’t Pick Can Still Pick You

Jerusalem, ISRAEL — As the 2010 film Inception suggests, the introduction of a simple idea can be done very subtly but can transform a person’s resulting thought pattern or behavior completely. In reality, if you do not have conviction about a particular fact, you are much more likely to be …

The Conspiracy - January 10, 2013 0 Comments

My College Advice

For most of my three years in college, my main goal was to graduate. I started out pre-med, under the delusion that I enjoyed sciences, and then college had a purpose: to educate me in the basic sciences so that I could attend medical school. But once I took and subsequently came to loath Chemistry, …

The Conspiracy - January 7, 2013 0 Comments

From Victims to Victors: The Decay of Jewish Identity

This article was originally posted on the author’s personal blog, and can be read here.  What I have to say is controversial. But bear with me, and let me first contextualize, with something I think we all can agree on. The Jewish narrative is one of struggle. With me so far? Since the birth …

The Conspiracy - December 31, 2012 0 Comments

2012’s Jewish Headlines and Their Ramifications for Jews on Campus

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. School is off, joy is in the air, and the NFL playoffs are about to start. Christmas and Chanukah? Well…they’re done, and with them the holiday season is now reduced to the solar New Year. But we all know what that means. It’s the time of year where …

The Conspiracy - December 29, 2012 0 Comments

Matisyahu in Concert

What a thrilling experience to see ‘Matis’ perform live, especially this holiday season, on the last night of Chanukah, December 15th, at Terminal 5 in NYC . The Danny Zamir band was the opening band for the night: A chassid who rocks the flute with his Israeli bassist, guitarist and drummer. …

The Conspiracy - December 27, 2012 0 Comments

Jewish Journalism: Exploiting or Explaining?

A couple of days ago, I sat down to write an article about the Newtown tragedy for the Huffington Post. When I stood up an hour later, I looked at what I had written and realized the shooting and the media surrounding it had affected me more strongly than I had thought. I wound up questioning my own …

The Conspiracy - December 26, 2012 0 Comments

Join the Consent Revolution!

When I was in seventh grade, my friends had it all: From “Juicy” across the butt to “So Low” just above the buttcrack, their clothing was what I yearned to wear. My mom had a strict no-words-on-the-butt policy and was viciously opposed to any and all suggestive messaging. …

The Conspiracy - December 25, 2012 0 Comments

What You Should Be Reading (And Watching) Over Break

It is finally that time that you’ve waited for all semester: winter break. Wooo PaRtAy. My first day home is usually a delicate balance between the T.V. room and the kitchen. Oh, the joys of coming home to a well-stocked fridge. The minor drawbacks of a house that goes to bed four hours …

The Conspiracy - December 24, 2012 0 Comments

How to Spend Your Jewish Christmas Day

Well, here it is again: Christmas. Lights are a-twinkling in every store window, Salvation Army volunteers are ringing bells everywhere, and green and red drape every available space in the country. As Jews who weren’t raised with a tree in our living room, there’s more than a bit of FOMO this …

The Conspiracy - December 17, 2012 0 Comments

Is Intermarriage So Terrible?

Like many other particularly un-athletic Jewish youth, I spent many Sundays playing Little League baseball at my local JCC. There, we were tricked by our parents into thinking that Jews were good at sports, and coerced into getting hit by diamond hard fly balls, tripping over bases, and generally …

The Conspiracy - December 13, 2012 0 Comments

If 1/3 of You Gave $5 This Week…

Actually, if fewer than 1/3 of the people who visit this website this week gave $5, we would raise $5,000 in a week. Or, if fewer than half of this week’s visitors gave just $3. The point is that we’re a lean and scrappy organization with a budget under $100,000. That’s all it …

The Conspiracy - December 13, 2012 0 Comments

PHY: Gifts For Those Who Shit Gold

This article is the sixth in the series “Procrastination HaYom”– a week-long series of funny videos, websites, articles, and pictures that will do nothing to help you get that A, but everything to help keep you sane during finals time.   It’s Chanukah, that wonderfully spiritual season of …

The Conspiracy - December 12, 2012 0 Comments

PHY: The Truth About Santa

This article is the fifth in the series “Procrastination HaYom”– a week-long series of funny videos, websites, articles, and pictures that will do nothing to help you get that A, but everything to help keep you sane during finals time.   Life has been rough the past twenty-one years. Never a …

The Conspiracy - December 11, 2012 0 Comments

If You Give $5 This Week…

If every visitor to newvoices.org this week gave $5, you would all collectively be donating about one fifth of our annual budget. Click here to make this Chanukah happier for New Voices and the Jewish Student Press Service. You might have noticed we changed the theme of this Chanukah blog post …

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