Becoming A Gator: One Year Later

Tomorrow, the University of Florida releases decisions for the Class of 2020; thousands upon thousands of anxious, eager, trembling students will go online at the very same second, blocking the computer screen with their hand as they press “enter” before seeing their application status change in the blink of an eye. This was me on Friday, February 13, 2015 – a date that […]

Short and sweet

I feel lucky to be celebrating the Jewish New Year surrounded by new friends and a welcoming, diverse campus community. But being in a new place is not the only thing unique about this Rosh Hashanah; the little moments of happiness and kindness that I have experienced over the past few days have made the holiday special to me. It was […]

Learning to Fly

Here’s the lowdown Two weeks ago, I was sitting on my bed at home trying to figure out how to get my life together/walk across the room without tripping over the piles of clothes, shoes, and luggage tags covering my floor. Now, I have my first week of college classes under my belt. I survived the exhausting but worthwhile rush process (which […]

Into The Great Wide Open

Just as the title (a nod to Tom Petty, a Gainesville native) may suggest, I am closer than ever to new experiences and new adventures. My freshman year at the University of Florida is right around the corner! One year ago, I was probably working on college applications and essays. At some point, I’m sure I wondered, “Where […]

The ABCs of Senior Year

Here I am, sitting in 5th period study hall, staring at my computer screen, to-do lists, and my two countdowns (one is for spring break, and the other is for graduation). I’ve had this post in my drafts for a few weeks, and I decided that today is the day to press the magical “publish” button! With only a […]