A curious person by nature, Shane Fischman of Woodmere, NY had been interested in learning more about Western culture’s obsession with weight, overall appearance and its unrealistic “ideal” body image. Fischman, a senior at Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG) in Holliswood, New York, was particularly interested in seeing how this phenomenon occurred among Jewish girls in the Orthodox community. After spending a year and a half studying the subject, Fischman wrote a research paper entitled “The Effects of Parental Pressure and Community Pressure on the Body Image of Adolescent Girls in the Typical Orthodox Jewish Community.”
This fall, the brightest sophomores at Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG) will participate in a new Science Institute, an in-house curriculum that will advance students’ scientific knowledge, science literacy, and research methodology skills.
A softball dynasty has taken root in Queens. And that dynasty belongs to YU’s Samuel H. Wang high school softball team.