Author Archives for Doron Levine


YU Hits Refresh on Official Website

January 3, 2017 12:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Visitors to Yeshiva University’s official website,, on Tuesday, December 13th likely did a double-take, as a new, made-over version of the site became available to the public. In place of the old site’s oft-ridiculed clumsy layout, the new site’s homepage welcomes the viewer with an edge-to-edge artful photograph of a YU student, along with a user-friendly display allowing for efficient navigation to the also-redesigned informational pages about everything that YU has to offer. Perhaps more importantly, the site loads... Read more


Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? How Identity Politics Fuels Division in a Time of Great Compromise

January 3, 2017 12:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you haven’t been paying much attention lately, America is in crisis. This past election goes to show you that our dual-party system suffers from unprecedented instability (at least since Lincoln’s time). While President-elect Trump won the election, he did not win over the hearts and minds of America’s public. In fact, he trails his runner-up opponent Hillary Clinton by nearly three million votes! I do not mean to question the merits of Donald Trump’s victory—he won fair and square—and... Read more


YU Student to Participate in Jeopardy! College Championship

January 3, 2017 12:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We have all heard of Jeopardy!. Most of us have even spent time watching it. But few have ever dreamed of actually playing on the show. This January Netanel Paley, a YU senior majoring in Biology and minoring in Music, will participate in “Jeopardy! College Championship” against contenders from colleges across America. The tournament will begin with fifteen participants in the first round, with nine moving on to the semifinal round and three advancing to the third and final round.... Read more


The Importance of the Annual Fund

January 3, 2017 12:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Many Yeshiva University students have never heard of our university’s Annual Fund. What is the Annual Fund, you might ask? The Annual Fund is the budget that is responsible for part of the funding for scholarships that are granted to over eighty-five percent of undergraduate students. The Annual Fund also provides both campuses with programs (such as clubs), shuttles, security guards, sports, and other extra-curricular activities. Educating a student costs roughly twice the average tuition, so the Annual Fund helps... Read more

Chanukahfest 2016

Second Annual Chanukahfest a Glowing Success

January 3, 2017 12:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Nearly 1,000 students crowded the Furst Gymnasium on Wednesday night, December 21 for Chanukahfest, the annual Chanukah party hosted by the undergraduate student councils. The event featured various game stations, a chanukah menu, free giveaways, and recurring lottery prize drawings. Inside the gym, students had a variety of arcade-style games to choose from. Among the attractions were a giant foosball table for sixteen players, an air hockey table, a video game station, skeeball machines, basketball shooting games, and even a... Read more


Kosher Cart Spices Up Thursday Night Food Options

January 3, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There are numerous Kosher eateries in the Washington Heights area to satisfy the demand stemming from the Yeshiva University students and community. All are delicious and all are affordable, but not all are unique. However, walking down Amsterdam on a Thursday night, your eyes might fall upon a food cart with bright colors and an enchanting smell emanating from its open window. The food cart, which is known as Judd’s Memphis Kitchen, offers delicious meat options with a southern-style BBQ... Read more


Limited Athletic Center Hours Frustrate Students

January 3, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Shooting around in the gym with friends is a tough moment to come by these days at the Wilf Campus. Students at Yeshiva University admit that their college offers them a lot: a religious environment conducive to observing a Jewish lifestyle, a portion of the day allocated towards Judaic studies, a terrific location in Manhattan, great academics, and more. However, many students on the Wilf Campus have noted that one of the things their institution does not offer, much to... Read more


Uptown Library Extends Hours During Finals

January 3, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The night owls of YU will have some extra glee this finals season, as the Wilf campus library will be open all night long for the first time ever, the library announced in an email to students last Monday. All floors of the Pollack library will remain open until 6:00 a.m. from January 1-10, for the duration of finals. The move was inspired by a petition started last year by YC junior Yoni Mehrzadi, a biology major who has... Read more


Prof. Nissenfeld to Leave Syms after Spring

January 3, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At the end of the upcoming 2017 Spring Semester, the students of YU will have to wish goodbye to Professor Steven Nissenfeld. Two of the professor’s three children made Aliya over the summer along with five of his seven grandchildren, and he realized that it was time for him to spend more time in Israel. Prof. Nissenfeld has completed what he considers an extremely rewarding twelve years on faculty at Yeshiva University. He has taught a wide range of classes... Read more


A Journey on the Fresh Music Train

January 3, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On December 7th, Fresh 102.7, a New York radio station covering “Fresh Music…Better Variety,” held their annual holiday concert called “The Fresh Holiday Jam,” at The Hammerstein Ballroom. The show featured: Train, James Bay and O.A.R. (Of a Revolution). Over 1500 people packed the venue for the fun and enjoyable night of music. The Maryland based Alt-Rock band O.A.R kicked of the show with a set including both new and old material. Their set included their most well known and... Read more