Beren Campus Lights up 34th Street

Published: January-03-2017       Author: Lilly Gelman

The Empire State building wasn’t the only thing spreading holiday cheer on 34th Street this year. On Monday, December 26th, the Brookdale Residence Hall of the Beren Campus lit up the night with a window Menorah. Every other year, the Beren Campus Housing office organizes the residents of the building to light up their windows to make a building-sized Menorah – the biggest and brightest in all of Midtown Manhattan. Utilizing garbage bags to block out the light in some... Read more

YU Hits Refresh on Official Website

Published: January-03-2017       Author: Eitan Lipsky

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

YU Student to Participate in Jeopardy! College Championship

Published: January-03-2017       Author: Izzy Feman

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

Second Annual Chanukahfest a Glowing Success

Published: January-03-2017       Author: David Rubinstein

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

Published: January-03-2017       Author: Noam Beltran

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

Published: January-03-2017       Author: Noam Feifel

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

Published: January-03-2017       Author: Elliot Heller

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

Published: January-03-2017       Author: Judah Stiefel

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

Women’s Soccer Team Coach Fired Unexpectedly

Published: December-29-2016       Author: Shoshy Ciment

Gabe Haber, former head coach of the women’s soccer team, was terminated from his position earlier this month. In an email sent to the soccer team players on December 19, Athletics Director Joe Bednarsh unexpectedly informed the team that Mr. Haber was “departing his position as head coach” of the women’s soccer program. Reasons for his termination remain unclear. Many soccer team players are upset by Mr. Haber’s departure and frustrated by what they consider faulty communication between administrators and... Read more

$1 Billion Fraud Indictment for Firm with which YU Reportedly Considered Investing

Published: December-19-2016       Author: David Rubinstein and Doron Levine

Several partners of New York-based hedge fund Platinum Partners were arrested on Monday, December 19 on charges of fraud totalling approximately $1 billion. Mark (Meir) Nordlicht, the hedge fund’s founding partner and chief investment officer, was taken into custody from his home in New Rochelle. Nordlicht graduated from YU in 1990 with a bachelor’s in philosophy. He is a member of Young Israel of New Rochelle and sits on the Board of Directors of Westchester Torah Academy. Among the executives who... Read more

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