Articles by Leah Klahr

The Dakota Access Pipeline Protest: American Rupture and Unity


On January 24, four days into his new administration, Trump signed an executive order advancing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172 mile-long underground oil pipeline which will run from North Dakota to Illinois. While the construction is expected to create over 12,000 new jobs and the pipeline itself is designed to transport […]

Yom Kippur and Being a Vegetarian


In an essay titled, “Shoes and the Soul,” Rabbi Norman Lamm wrote, “On Yom Kippur, none may wear leather shoes, an object which, in order to benefit man, necessitated the end of some poor animal’s life…A people which, on its holiest day, will refuse to wear shoes made of the skin of an animal, is […]

Stern Students Express Administrative Apathy Towards the Dramatics Society


For the first time in years, the Stern College Dramatics Society (SCDS) co-ed Shabbaton has been cancelled by the Student Affairs Committee. Jordyn Kaufman, President of SCDS, reported that the explanation given was “to create more opportunities for other clubs on campus.” However, students in the Society have expressed frustration that the cancellation of the […]