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Entries Tagged as 'Rachael Rifkin'

Local school for Korean students values community newspaper as teaching tool

June 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Education

By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer Hancock University, an English-as-Second-Language-oriented Long Beach school connected to South Korea’s Hanseo University, encourages its students to not only become immersed in the English language, but also to learn about the culture and local community in which they have chosen to study. One of the ways they do so is […]

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Self-described ‘worrywart’ gets a glimpse over the horizon

April 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Commentary

By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer There’s something you should know about me. I’m the kind of worrywart that has occasional adventurous streaks. I spend an inordinate amount of time dissecting the small things in life. Then out of nowhere I’ll go live in another country for three months or get engaged after a month of […]

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Former Holocaust survivor–POW honored for acts of valor

March 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Community, News

By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer In the Rubin household, performing mitzvahs, or acts of kindness, was not only an important part of Judaism, but an essential way of life. Tibor “Ted” Rubin’s life is surely a testament to his upbringing. As a Holocaust survivor, Korean War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, he has both […]

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Son of Japanese-American WWII soldier pieces together clues to understand his father’s life

November 6th, 2009 · No Comments · Community

My father never spoke of the humiliation of having his own government label him, a citizen, as an ‘enemy alien’ following the attack on Pearl Harbor. He never decried the injustice of his family being forced to abandon their farm in Auburn, Washington, after being allowed a week to dispose of everything that wouldn’t fit […]

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