Hacks for the Stressed Stern Girl

As a senior this year, I feel as though it is my duty to pass on some words of advice for every student who feels as though they are floundering in the world that is Stern. I get it—I’ve been there. So much work, caf card running low, ... Read More


The 2016 Presidential Race: Sparknotes Version

I’m sure this situation has happened to you: There’s a heated debate happening ‘round the Shabbos table about politics and the election campaign. A few names sound familiar, but you can’t help thinking, “How do all these people ... Read More


“There’s Something I Have to Tell You”: Creating an Emersonian Community

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “my life is not an apology, but a life,” (Self-Reliance, 1841). This memorable idiom guides me as I return to Stern College this year. I have changed over the summer; I have morphed and molded myself to ... Read More


Dean Bacon’s Goals and Aspirations for the Joint Undergraduate Departments of Stern and Yeshiva College

Last year, Yeshiva University announced a merger between the Undergraduate Departments of Stern and Yeshiva College to be led by Dr. Karen Bacon. The specifics and practical ramifications of this decision were not disclosed at the time and ... Read More


Concerning Women and Rabbis

There are a lot of things I want to do with my life, but becoming a rabbi is not one of them. In a recent resolution entitled “Policy Concerning Women Rabbis,” the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) repeated its determination (first ... Read More