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When tragedy becomes a wake-up call

When tragedy becomes a wake-up call

I think waking up on Shabbat as an observant Jew is one of the hardest moments for me weekly. There’s no alarm blaring annoyingly at 8 a.m. to startle me out of my deep slumber, and I cannot turn the light on in my room to stimulate my brain cells; nothing but my own...

Opinion: The Sad State of Shooting Affairs

Opinion: The Sad State of Shooting Affairs

All news about shootings is old news in the U.S.A. To many Americans, there is simply too much going on to keep count of the dead. For all our claims that we are a developed country, gun statistics seem to prove the opposite: the U.S. is a part of the six countries...

Op-Ed: McCain, my third grandfather

Op-Ed: McCain, my third grandfather

The phrase “war-torn Vietnam” is one that my older sister and I overuse in our personal statements. It is one that carries the weight of our heritage and the generations before us; it is a bookend in our ongoing life story. Most of all, though, it is a reminder of our...