By Alex Student
On April 25, the Digital Journalism class at American Jewish University gathered at their regular meeting time to participate in a group reporting assignment. A few years ago, the newspaper staff travelled to Fairfax Avenue and provided an in-depth look at this LA neighborhood. But this year, not only did we venture out into LA, we also brought LA to us…in the form of hummus!
Hummus was brought in from three LA restaurants that are known for their hummus: Sunnin in Westwood, Haifa in West Los Angeles and Nagila, which is just a few blocks west of Haifa.
The 13 journalism students sampled the different types of hummus in a blind taste test fashion; only Professor Gordon Haber knew which ones were which.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.
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Photo: Passover-USA, via Flickr.
By Fay Milman
Did you know that Persian Jews hit each other with scallions while singing “Dayenu,” or that Ethopian Jews break all dishes in their home, just to make new ones? Well, Passover is a holiday where families of different ethnicities can incorporate their own traditions and rituals into their own celebrations.
In my Russian-Jewish family, the food at my seder may be different from the traditional fare. Alongside typical Jewish food, such as matzah ball soup, gefilte fish and chopped liver, my mother incorporates several homemade Russian dishes. These Russian favorites include salad olivya (potato salad), venegred (beet salad) and zharkoya (meat resembling a brisket). Read more »
By Megan Miller
Blue Dog Tavern Happy Hour. Photo: Megan Miller
How many of you worry about money? Do you ever think about how you can lead a social and productive lifestyle whilst being financially responsible? Most of you are probably nodding your head or thinking that is relevant to you – most college students have a hectic social life but a tight budget. Living in Los Angeles can be expensive, but here are some tips that will leave you and your wallet satisfied. This month: Happy Hours!
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Photo: Foundfaces, via Flickr
By The Young Yentas, Advice Mavens
I don’t know how to deal with stress. It seems the more stressed I get, the more I just think about how stressed out I am. Any advice?
Unfortunately, stress is very common, but there are a few things that you can do to help yourself feel better. The most important variable that applies to stress is time management. Don’t procrastinate! Manage your time wisely so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Read more »
By Karin Ziv
Last week was Thanksgiving, the holiday best known for eating until you are stuffed while simultaneously giving thanks for all that you have.
The food at any Thanksgiving dinner is traditional: turkey, mash potatoes, beans, corn etc. However, many families transformed the traditional Thanksgiving meal and modified it to their own traditions.
Here are some photos of untraditional Thanksgiving dinners sent to us from students here at AJU.