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SAR Defends Title at YUNMUN

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Competing with 450 students from schools as far as Brazil and South Africa, SAR’s Model UN team successfully defended its title of winning delegation at the annual YUNMUN (Yeshiva University National Model UN) conference. Kol Hakavod to Ariella Schneider, Ben Perla, Ben Elias, Shalhevet Schwartz, Toba Stern, Allison...

MTA Brings In Adar With Song & Joy

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On February 19th, special programming kick-started the festive season of simcha for the whole MTA family. The previous night, the visiting Makor Chaim exchange students decorated the halls and library with awesome decorations, helping to set the tone for the day. They then helped lead a special Rosh Chodesh davening in Lamport Auditorium in the morning, featuring lots of singing and dancing during “Hallel.”

At the Chagiga down in the Lions’ Den, following a breakfast that included an assortment of hamentaschen, MTA band and chorus instructor David Ross and his band, Shir Soul, got the ruach started with quite an electric set of simcha music. At one point, the circles of...

Chesed Does Not Take a Vacation

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As long as I can remember, my mid-winter break in February has been one of the most anticipated weeks of the year. Although my school also has a week-long break at the end of December, our mid-winter break is when my family and I get a chance to escape the cold of New York City and spend a week together in a warmer climate where we can swim, relax, even explore a new place together.

This year, my parents decided to schedule our family vacation in December as there was a longer break than usual, leaving me wondering how I was going to spend my time in February. As the week drew near, I thought that I would spend the time relaxing and enjoying a much needed break from the intense...

SAR High School Students Hear from Yankee Mentors

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The Sport Management Mentoring Program was implemented to expose local high school students, ages 15-18, to various careers associated with professional sports. On a monthly basis, the New York Yankees work in conjunction with various schools/organizations that identify approximately 25 students to attend an interactive discussion with front office personnel who share their career paths, position/day-to-day responsibilities, how their work supports game-day activities, and an overview of what takes place off the field. In addition, students are treated to lunch and a behind-the-scenes tour of Yankee Stadium.

On February 3rd, 26 juniors and seniors from SAR High School in Riverdale...

MTA Students Join YUPAC Lobby Mission in Washington

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Every year, a group of MTA students joins Yeshiva University’s Political Action Committee (YUPAC) lobby mission to Washington, DC, and this year was no different. Participating students had to practice their advocacy skills in advance, starting with a half-day training session held on February 1st, at which they prepared their talking points for this incredible opportunity. At the prep session, the boys learned about pressing issues that they would address in Washington regarding American-Israeli relations.

In all, 11 MTA students joined over 100 YU participants as they carried out their important mission in the capital. The boys first visited the AIPAC headquarters and then...

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