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Jul 8, 2018, 5:46 PM
Why I’m Not Studying Abroad
Studying abroad junior year of college has become a bit of a cliché. Hypothetically, it’s a great opportunity for young people to learn about another country and themselves. I genuinely think that everyone should study abroad if they can....
Mar 11, 2018, 9:45 PM
Finding My Why
I was recently in Washington, DC, for my first AIPAC Policy Conference. Aside from being surprised by the physical size of the convention center and my inability to acquire any sense of direction of the said convention center even...
Dec 18, 2017, 10:54 PM
I’m Not Worried, Jerusalem is Fine
For the past two weeks, my friends have been asking me the same question, recurrently, and sometimes reluctantly: “So, Sophie, how do you feel about this Jerusalem thing?” And by “this Jerusalem thing,” they of course mean President Donald...
Oct 10, 2017, 12:04 AM
Tel Aviv to Tulane
I spent this past summer in Israel, interning at a startup and exploring the country with the security of knowing other Americans scattered throughout Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Be’er Sheva, and Eilat or the Golan, depending on the weekend....
Aug 8, 2017, 10:17 PM
And so is the bus
In my first college Hebrew class, we read a book of short stories called “And So Is the Bus: Jerusalem Stories,” by Yossel Birstein. While I wasn’t thrilled at the prospect of spending an entire semester reading someone who...
Jun 20, 2017, 11:52 PM
Why Israel Needs Uber
I’ve been back in Israel for a little over a month. In that time I have experienced nearly all forms of auto-related transportation including (but not limited to) public buses, private buses, the light rail, a car driven by...
Nov 27, 2016, 10:32 PM
Don’t Forget About The DPs
In my first semester of college, I have gained a plethora of invaluable information through both the avenues of life and lectures. I’ve learned quite a bit about myself, including the discovery through my British Literature survey course that...
Jul 8, 2016, 11:59 PM
Bringing My Jewish Elephant To College
A few weeks ago, I attended my college orientation. In addition to the charged buzz of excitement coated in a healthy dosage of awkwardness, I encountered an innumerable amount of introductions. I made the acquaintance of more people than...
May 19, 2016, 2:25 AM
Education v. Israel: the ultimate clash of Jewish values
I am going to college. This concept should in no way be radical. This concept should not be radical because I am an American teenager who has spent the past thirteen years of my academic life (plus some time...
Apr 11, 2016, 6:40 PM
De-stigmatizing The ‘Jewish American Princess’
When I was little, one of my greatest ambitions in life was to become a princess. I would spend hours playing dress up, adorning myself in sequined dresses, plastic tiaras, and long strands of beads, fantasizing about leading a...
Sophie is an undergraduate student at Tulane University. She likes aloe water almost as much as she likes Zionism and writing.