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Student Views

A student’s take on the world, written by the JC's student bloggers, Asha Sumroy, Jamie Rodney and Orli West, along with other guests.

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Not for ourselves alone

It has been a very hard week for all at Durham University, writes Asha Sumroy, but people have been putting their faith and trust in each other

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Not for ourselves alone
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Let university work touch your soul

Orli West really benefits when she writes about topics that are close to her heart

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Let university work touch your soul
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What's in a name?

Many immigrants into the US and the UK, in particular European refugees, used to anglicise their names. Would you switch back?

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
What's in a name?
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Don’t mix your soul with university work.

Asha Sumroy is one of the JC's regular student bloggers for 2017-18. She is studying at Durham University.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Don’t mix your soul with university work.
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Would you wear a kippah at university?

Student blogger Orli West is inspired by her friend and the way he tries to represent Jews on campus

Monday, January 22, 2018
Would you wear a kippah at university?
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I can’t listen to Lorde any more

If you’re not accustomed to feeling under cultural siege, it’s nigh-on impossible for you to understand someone who is

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
I can’t listen to Lorde any more
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New Year's Eve should be more than a night out

Student blogger Asha Sumroy reflects on why she feels so differently about the Jewish and the Gregorian new year

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
New Year's Eve should be more than a night out
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Let's make next year, THE year

Student blogger Orli West looks ahead to 2018, resolving to make resolutions that count

Thursday, December 28, 2017
Let's make next year, THE year
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Maybe I'm not such a sceptic after all

Jamie Rodney finds himself singing Chanukah songs down the phone - to his own surprise.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Maybe I'm not such a sceptic after all
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Christmas and Chanukah: the best of both worlds

Student blogger Asha Sumroy tells us about her family's particularly inclusive take on the holiday season

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Christmas and Chanukah: the best of both worlds