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Welcoming Israel, the 51st State

Welcoming Israel, the 51st State

Matana Z., Staff Writer

March 8, 2015


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With all the issues regarding terrorism and hatred towards Israel, it's no wonder that Israel doesn't feel safe anymore. The IDF has been unable to protect Israel as much as they need protecting. Thankfully, Israel's brethren state, the United States, is opening its arms to Israel with a warm welcome....

TVT Graduate is a Military Hero

Kayla Taft, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2015


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When a student graduates from TVT, they are often held to the expectation of achieving greatness. In Sahar Elbaz's case, this expectation was more than upheld--it was exceeded. Following his 2012 graduation, Sahar joined the Israel Defense Forces and immediately began his training. Sahar was added to...

Misogyny in Entertainment Industry?

Misogyny in Entertainment Industry?

Emily Rosen, Entertainment Co-Editor

January 21, 2015


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The way women are viewed by men in the entertainment industry varies.  Sexism is still very much alive in Hollywood and many female actresses have opened up about the misogynistic aspect of casting. The naivety of many young models and actresses has made them susceptible to manipulation and sexual advances...

Has CNN Bias Gone Too Far?

Has CNN Bias Gone Too Far?

Yadin B., Entertainment Co-Editor

December 10, 2014


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Following the massacre of four Jewish men praying Shacharit (the morning prayer) in a synagogue in Har Nof, Israel, CNN reporter Ben Wedeman described the massacre as "Israeli Police Shot Dead Two Palestinian civilians.” Not only did Wedeman have his facts skewed, he aired them on live public television....

Police Brutality Under Scrutiny Across the Nation

Police Brutality Under Scrutiny Across the Nation

Kayla Taft, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2014


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The current chaos occurring throughout the US regarding police force vs. civilians (particularly African American civilians) has resulted in not only the Ferguson riots, but also the more recent protests following the death of Eric Garner. The riots in Ferguson, Missouri were sparked by the death...

Choosing To Die: Brittany Maynard’s Story

Choosing To Die: Brittany Maynard’s Story

Emily R., Entertainment Co-Editor

December 4, 2014


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 Maynard    Brittany Maynard, a 29 year old with stage 4 glioblastoma, chose to end her life on November 1, 2014. She left behind her mother, step father, husband, and dog.   She had been having headaches and was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer on New Years Day. Her tumor was very larg...

Life on the Other Side (The Israel Experience)

Life on the Other Side (The Israel Experience)

Yadin B., Entertainment Co-Editor

October 28, 2014


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Sirens blared, waking me from a deep sleep in which I was away from the madness. Running for cover and scared for my life--these were the effects of the missiles being fired from Hamas. I had just finished my month long Poland and Israel trip with my grade, and was then spending another month in...

Ottawa Shootings: Terrorism In Canada

Ottawa Shootings: Terrorism In Canada

Matana Z., Shul and State Co-Editor

October 26, 2014


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Terrorism is spreading like a wildfire across the world, whether it's attacks in France or Australian girls joining ISIS. The most recent terrorist event occurred last week in Ottawa, Canada. On October 21, a Canadian citizen who also happens to be a jihadist Islamic convert, ran over two soldiers...

Journeying Through History (Literally)

Journeying Through History (Literally)

Ariana A-D, Assistant Copy Editor

October 15, 2014


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Quietly bumping along a forestlike terrain through a scorching Siberian summer night, the Trans-Siberian railway traverses throughout Russia time and time again. After the sun finally retires for the night at 11pm, all that can be seen is an endless dark sky through the train window while the buzz of...

Devastating Ebola Epidemic Continues to Spread

Devastating Ebola Epidemic Continues to Spread

Kayla T., Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2014


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The Ebola virus is one of the deadliest illnesses facing the world right now. This virus was first discovered in 1967 in two outbreaks: one in Sudan and one in The Congo. Ebola is quite contagious and often fatal, killing over 90% of its victims. But why is this virus relevant today? Because there ar...

Step by Step Seder

Step by Step Seder

Matana

April 4, 2014


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For a lot of teens (including me), Passover is one of those holidays where you feel like all you do is go to boring Seders and eat food that you'd rather not eat. Surprisingly, it's not boring at all and the history and whole story behind the Seder and behind Passover is quite interesting. So hang ti...

Obamacare Improves Health Care

Obamacare Improves Health Care

Matthew Cohen, Copy Editor

April 1, 2014


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The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, greatly improves health care in the United States. There are many benefits to the Affordable Care Act. The law mandates that insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Health insurance companies cannot arbitra...

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