Zach Morrow, Neti Dembowich and Kimmie Duenas participate in the gardening project. Photo: Zach Morrow, via Facebook.
By Simon Hurvitz
The spring semester is almost done, and finals are approaching. With this in mind, students have been feeling a lot of pressure and anxiety. Fortunately AJU has provided fun events so students can take a break from writing papers and studying for exams.
One of those events is Cymbals. Cymbals is a class offered at AJU; in this class students produce AJU’s annual literary magazine. On Monday, April 30, the Cymbals class hosted the annual Cymbals Underground, an event where students had the opportunity to perform music and present original short stories and poems.
Junior Brittany Domb said, “I am very excited for everyone to see what we have been working hard on all semester.” The Cymbals magazine will be released to the AJU student body and faculty on Monday, May 14. Read more »
Students currently receiving the President's Scholarship must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in order to remain eligible.
By Sara Gold, Copy Editor
A discrepancy concerning the minimum GPA required for students to maintain the President’s Scholarship for next school year has been resolved.
The President’s Scholarship is an academic scholarship awarded to AJU students upon matriculation. A minimum incoming GPA of 3.5, along with leadership experience, community service and/or involvement in enrichment programs, is required for matriculating students to be eligible for this scholarship. Read more »
Students break from studying to nosh. Photo: Emily Bayer.
By Emily Bayer
Somehow this semester is already coming to a close. Instead of looking ahead to the summer, the Casiano Chronicle took a moment to reflect with some AJU students, asking them about their favorite memories of this school year are. For some odd reason, no one relished finals week.
“A favorite memory of this year was definitely Coming Out Day, and the Halloween party was a lot of fun, too,” recalled junior Lauren Bloom. We can all remember students walking the halls in their personalized T-shirts that boasted what they “came out” as, not only as gay, but also descriptions like “OCD” and “anxiety disorder.”
Photo: Thomas Eduin, via Flickr.
By Omry Shemesh
Finals are approaching, and we’re all freaking out. But there are many ways to make the next few weeks easier on you. Instead of stressing, consider these tips to make your final countdown less stressful and potentially increase your GPA!
Although most students find themselves cramming for finals, it’s much better to study throughout one full week. Dartmouth Academic Skills Center suggests that students study for 20-50 minute periods and take 5-10 minute breaks in between. Read more »
Some of the members of the current ASAJU Executive Committee. Photo: Sara Gold.
By Shane Surrey
As you might have noticed at lunch on Thursday, May 3, elections for ASAJU are taking place. ASAJU, or the Associated Students of American Jewish University, is AJU’s student government, which is responsible for representing student interests, needs and welfare, as expressed in ASAJU’s mission statement.
Beginning on May 3, current students ran to be elected to next school year’s ASAJU Executive Committe. Mikhail Granin and Lauren Bloom are contenders for the position of vice president; other candidates on the ballot were Sara Gold for secretary, Emily Schwartz for treasurer, Rebeccah Minazadeh for Organization Chair, Mira Amar for Special Events Chair and Hannah Bernstein for Academic Chair. While there were no official candidates for the position of ASAJU President, students could nominate a write-in candidate on the ballot. Read more »