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Think before you schmooze

No matter who you are, you have probably come across people saying words or phrases like “Oy vey,” “tchotchke,” “chutzpah,” “mazel tov,” “shtick,” “shmuck,” “kvetch” and many more. These are all Yiddish words, dating back to the 9th century in Central Europe as a uniquely diasporic language. Yiddish is a German-based language combined with Hebrew,

“Holes” is the greatest western film in cinematic history

In April of 2003, the greatest Western film of all time was released to the world. The movie “Holes” follows the story of a young boy, Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to a juvenile detention camp after allegedly stealing a pair of sneakers. Once there, Stanley discovers the true history of Camp Green Lake and

Give Back The Gold: Răducan’s Olympic Controversy

The year 2000—many things awaited us in that lofty year, but one of the most memorable events was the Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia. You may remember some controversies during this Olympics, most notably in the gymnastics competition. From allegations against Chinese gymnast Dong Fangxiao of falsifying her age, to the vault table being