Media Moment: Watching TV: Then vs. Now

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Ellen Holtzman Esq. is a nonprofit consultant based out of Philadelphia and is a mother of three. Lost in Space, Gilligan’s Island, and The Dating Game. Those were my top three shows aired on channels 2, 4 and 7. The routine was easy yet inflexible. Ten minutes before the start of the show, comfortably seat… Read more »

Media Moment: But What Does Your Phone Say?

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Sarah Wolfson works at CMCH as an Administrative Associate, and is an editor for Media Moments. It’s that time of year again when we’re bombarded with commercials and ads for dieting and weight loss. The most popular New Year’s resolutions frequently involve weight loss and exercise. People joke about how much they ate over the… Read more »

Media Moment: A Very Jewish Christmas

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The holiday season is upon us! Goodbyes now include a cheerful, “happy holidays!” and my Starbucks cup wishes me a “Merry Coffee” every morning. I’m constantly talking to friends and coworkers about our upcoming holiday plans, and I come home every day eagerly looking for the trinkets I ordered online for gift exchanges. This is… Read more »

Media Moment: A Community-Wide Web

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When I was a teenager, I heard a little about different genders and sexualities – not through my school’s abstinence-based sex education curriculum, but through the informal speculatory gossip of my peers. I had known who I was attracted to for as long as I can remember (people of any gender), but I assumed that… Read more »

Media Moment: No Plans

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Sarah Wolfson works at CMCH as an Administrative Associate, and is an editor for Media Moments. Over brunch one cold November morning, with pumpkin pancakes piled high on our plates and hot apple cider in our mugs, my friends and I took turns sharing our Thanksgiving plans. Kerry started us off by explaining how her… Read more »

Media Moment: How I Lost My Patience

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As I enter my 20’s, I’m beginning to look internally to explore opportunities for self-growth. This can be an uncomfortable and unpleasant experience, especially when forced to come to terms with some of my shortcomings. But at the same time, it seems beneficial to develop a sense of awareness, so that I can begin to… Read more »

Media Moment: Rated F for Family

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Walking into the premier of Incredibles 2, with our favorite candies hidden beneath our sweatshirts, my brothers, Colin and Brendan, and I could hardly contain our excitement. We were only seven, five and two years old when the original Incredibles premiered, but we’d watched it enough times on DVD to know almost every word. Now,… Read more »