By Nicole Horowitz
One of the service learning projects was expanding the garden created by last year’s Politics of Food class. Photo: Sara Gold
Have you ever thought about where your food comes from? Look no further.
AJU offers a political science class called Politics of Food, taught by Professor Lois Oppenheim. Oppenheim describes this class as one that focuses on “examining the nature of the production of food” and the “issues that arise from the nature of our food system.”
There is one important component in the class that cannot be forgotten: the service learning portion. For this unit of the class, the class divided into two groups. One group helped create and maintain a vegetable garden on the campus soccer field. Read more »
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 »
Coming soon to AJU. Photo: Alice Campbell
by Michael “Mick” McCaughey
Playing in the dirt has become a growing trend among American universities.
Many colleges have established student-operated organic gardens onto their campuses. On the list of schools who have already implemented this garden program are UCLA, Berkeley and Princeton. And it looks as if this semester will bring AJU into their company. Ashley Wolf, this year’s ASAJU treasurer, is trying to make the long-discussed garden a reality. Read more »