Archive for Samantha Farkas

Entering the real world

Entering the real world

Posted On: December 03, 2014

When my parents said that I had to graduate early, I wanted to cry. College is advertised as [...]

‘We didn’t need to say a word’

‘We didn’t need to say a word’

Posted On: August 28, 2014

I went to Israel to meet my grandfather’s sisters, my only other family members that survived the Holocaust. [...]

The promise of “never again”

The promise of “never again”

Posted On: August 01, 2014

Growing up in Cherry Hill, N.J., where public schools close for Yom Kippur, Bar Mitzvah t-shirts make up [...]

“Pulling the trigger is hard”

“Pulling the trigger is hard”

Posted On: July 17, 2014

A few days ago I opened Facebook to find that friends in Israel had taken cover in a [...]

The Absence at the Table

The Absence at the Table

Posted On: July 07, 2014

Really, we can only guess the answer to the question: “What happened to our grandparents?” [...]

‘He was the only one to survive’

‘He was the only one to survive’

Posted On: June 15, 2014

There is an inscription outside the visitors' center of Yad Vashem, the World Center for Holocaust Research, located [...]

First Thoughts on Israel

First Thoughts on Israel

Posted On: June 01, 2014

Why here? As horrible as it sounds, those were the first words that popped into my head as I [...]

Ask Questions, Break the Rules

Ask Questions, Break the Rules

Posted On: May 18, 2014

I had a plan: I'd start in Prague, then work my way through Eastern Europe, doing my best [...]

Why the English major is one of the most valuable degrees

Why the English major is one of the most valuable degrees

Posted On: March 24, 2014

Teaching is great, but (surprise!) it’s not the only option. Many (most?) English majors want to be writers, [...]

Why we need to keep writing papers

Why we need to keep writing papers

Posted On: February 18, 2014

The fall semester of my sophomore year of college, I kept track: thirty papers, more or less, for [...]