All Posts: Etai Shuchatowitz


2016 in Movies

January 3, 2017 12:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Everybody keeps saying how terrible 2016 was. Just today I flipped through a New York Times retrospective of the year in pictures and it made me realize just how many terribly devastating things happened in this year. Brexit, a divisive election, a worsening crisis in Syria, a refugee crisis with no clear resolution…the list goes on. But, that feels so reductionist. Years aren’t solely bad, or solely good. They’re years – filled with good things and bad things. Things that... Read more


Being Uncomfortable and Finding the Middle Ground

November 6, 2016 12:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I swear to god, if I have to hear one more conversation that begins with “Did you hear what Donald Trump said today,” I’m going to lose it. It’s not because what Donald Trump said today wasn’t stupid. It’s not because what Donald Trump said today was stupid. It’s because I did hear what Donald Trump said today. I heard it because I read the same news sources as everybody else – the ones that are all reporting on “What... Read more


What You Should Be Watching But Aren’t: Review

September 7, 2015 10:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

School has started once again, which for many of us means lots of time spent not doing the things we should be doing. With this comes the always difficult task of figuring out ways to rationalize the time “wasted” so we don’t feel as bad. And, with the quality of television being as high as it is, it’s becoming significantly easier to waste time well. So, while one could say that I’m here to just comment on television you should... Read more

First Ever #YUHack A Rousing Success

April 19, 2015 10:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you walked into the Heights Lounge at some point on March 28th and 29th and were greeted with a room full of tired, frustrated and excited people, you were witnessing YU’s first ever Hackathon. The event, known as #YUHack, was promoted to be an event for “students from all over the Tri-State area to come together in Yeshiva University’s Heights Lounge to create a cool hack, app or website, all within 24 hours,” according to its marketing campaign. In... Read more

Proposed Changes at YU Lack Focus on Education, Professors

March 11, 2015 9:08 pm Published by 2 Comments

As Yeshiva University’s financial difficulties continue, recently announced plans to cut costs on campus have left all adjunct, contract and non-tenure track faculty in fear for their jobs. These changes, which include cutting courses, faculty, and even departments, singularly focus on the financial strains on the University, paying little attention to how its effects on the university’s academic standing. According to one source, “Since such lines are not evenly distributed across departments, the cuts [are] happening selectively and with no... Read more

One, Two, Three Clubs Visit NYC’s Museum of Math

January 21, 2015 9:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I love math. There, I said it. And, I don’t just mean I kinda enjoy math like I kinda enjoy Pringles. I genuinely love numbers, and how they control everything. Numbers are amazing. They fit together in ways you wouldn’t expect, and do things you couldn’t even imagine. And, most of all, I love solving puzzles. There’s something extremely gratifying about finally being able to figure out how to solve a problem. Something that originally seemed impossible…isn’t. There’s no better... Read more