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May 19, 2022

Why You Should Buy a Succulent

Dina Shlufman

Tenafly, New Jersey, United States

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May 19, 2022

9 Schools, 5 Days: Everything You Need to Know About College Tours

Ruthie Zeidman

Portland, Oregon, United States

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May 6, 2022

Parshat Kedoshim: An Important Lesson

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

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April 27, 2022

Best First Time Watches of 2022

Sophie Glassman

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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April 25, 2022

10 Things to Know Before You Go to International Convention

Ruthie Zeidman

Portland, Oregon, United States

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April 25, 2022

Intelligence vs. Scores

Sophie Glassman

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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April 14, 2022

Super Strength? No, WOO

Benjamin Stern

West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States

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March 29, 2022

The Quintessential Family Game

Dina Shlufman

Tenafly, New Jersey, United States

Opinion

March 29, 2022

Put the Records On

Camila Vainer

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Opinion

March 29, 2022

Who is the Best Spider-Man?

Alyssa Kaufmann

Denver, Colorado, United States

Opinion

March 28, 2022

Top 10 Top 10 lists

Sydney Levine

Rockville Centre, New York, United States

Opinion

March 22, 2022

The Best Gluten-Free New York Style Bagels

Abigail Lev

Plainview, New York, United States

Opinion

March 11, 2022

Parshat Vayikra: The Meaning of Sacrifice

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Opinion

March 3, 2022

Review: Halston—A Designer Unraveling

Emma-Rose Blacher

Cape Town, South Africa

Opinion

March 1, 2022

The Bee Shouldn’t Be Able to Fly

Eden Novick

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Opinion

February 22, 2022

Chrismukkah on ‘The O.C.’

Sophie Neuwirth

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States

Opinion

February 22, 2022

Adapting to COVID-19: Changing Protocols in BBYO

Leah Stein

Maple, Ontario, Canada

Opinion

February 22, 2022

Goosebumps

Micaela Lento

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Opinion

February 15, 2022

Red Vault Songs Ranking (Taylor Levy’s Version)

Taylor Levy

Dallas, Texas, United States

Opinion

February 8, 2022

Top 12 Red (Taylor’s Version) Songs

Alyssa Kaufmann

Denver, Colorado, United States

Opinion

February 7, 2022

10 Shows Featuring Jewish Main Characters to Watch in 2022

Naomi Kales

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Opinion

February 4, 2022

Is Casual Instagram Actually Casual?

Madison Harr

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Opinion

January 27, 2022

The Joy of a Crowd

Dina Shlufman

Tenafly, New Jersey, United States

Opinion

January 27, 2022

Top Ten Lessons From 2021

Sami Cohen

Parker, Colorado, United States

Opinion

January 21, 2022

The Advantages of Having a Counterpart

Ezequiel Dyner

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Opinion

January 14, 2022

NYC Trips: A Guide

Sydney Levine

Rockville Centre, New York, United States

Opinion

January 14, 2022

Slide: a Great Way to Get Rid of Boredom

Alex Agranov

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Opinion

December 31, 2021

What Jewish Holiday You Are Based on Your Favorite Taylor Swift Album

Madison Harr

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Opinion

December 24, 2021

The Top 5 Best Activities to Try in Long Island this Holiday Season

Riley Stal

Plainview, New York, United States

Opinion

December 17, 2021

Judaism Representation in New Girl

Sami Cohen

Parker, Colorado, United States

Opinion

December 17, 2021

Israel Foods Rating: Picky Eater Edition

Taylor Levy

Dallas, Texas, United States

Opinion

December 17, 2021

Deals and Dog Whistles in HBO’s Succession

Natalya Weiss

Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States

Opinion

December 10, 2021

Jewish Influences in Television

Eden Novick

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Opinion

December 10, 2021

Kanye West Album Tier list

Levi Hancock

Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, USA

Opinion

December 3, 2021

Labeling Law in Argentina: Is it Effective?

Ezequiel Dyner

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Opinion

November 19, 2021

The Top 5 Best Pizza Places in Brooklyn

Sophie Haber

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Opinion

November 18, 2021

Live Music in a (Semi) Post-COVID-19 World

Ariel Guttman

Syosset, New York, United States

Opinion

November 5, 2021

10 Reasons Why YOU Should Go On CLTC

Maya Stone

New York, New York, United States

Opinion

October 29, 2021

Sharpay Evans is Not the Villain

Alyssa Kaufmann

Denver, Colorado, United States

Opinion

October 26, 2021

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Caro Widder

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Opinion

October 1, 2021

Parshat Bereishit: Back to the Beginning

BBYO Weekly Parsha

AZA & BBG

Opinion

June 11, 2021

Top 5 Destinations to Visit in Windsor, Ontario

Jessica Robins

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Opinion

June 11, 2021

Making a Desert Fertile Again

Emilia Borenstein

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Opinion

May 26, 2021

The Peloton Community: Not Just an Exercise Bike

Daniella Krasney

Livingston, New Jersey, USA

Opinion

May 26, 2021

The Dark Side of the Fireworks Show on Israel’s Independence Day

Shani Ron

Bat-Yam, Israel

Opinion

May 21, 2021

A Guide to Planning a Separates Program

Gillian Beck

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Opinion

May 20, 2021

BBYO Baking: Easy Crafts to Make Over Zoom!

Sarah Eisenberg

East Meadow, New York, United States

Opinion

May 20, 2021

Top 10 Jewish Characters on TV

Josie Feldman

Bellaire, Texas, United States

Opinion

May 13, 2021

Thoughts on Sartre’s Essay: “Anti-Semite and Jew”

Clementine Assayag

Paris, France

Opinion

May 13, 2021

Top 10 Reasons to Apply for Press Corps

Shayna Kotler

North Potomac, Maryland, United States

Opinion

May 12, 2021

The Effect of COVID-19 on Teenagers’ Mental Health

Lior Kolman

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Opinion

April 30, 2021

What does “smart” even mean?

Julia Daitz

New York City, New York, United States

Opinion

April 30, 2021

Calling All Book Lovers

Sara Lechter

Bogota, Colombia

Opinion

April 30, 2021

The Dream of the Celt

Emilia Borenstein

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Opinion

April 2, 2021

Why Israeli Food is the Best Food

Tal Weiss

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Opinion

April 2, 2021

The Top 5 Things to Do When Visiting Toronto

Gillian Beck

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Opinion

March 22, 2021

Snow Days Need to Stay

Rebecca Safra

Rockville, Maryland, United States

Opinion

March 22, 2021

The Newest Programming Fold: Health

Sarah Eisenberg

East Meadow, New York, United States

Opinion

March 15, 2021

10 Intense Degrassi Storylines

Opal Cohen

Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Opinion

March 15, 2021

First Time Being on Board? Here Are Some Tips

Rebecca Safra

Rockville, Maryland, United States

Opinion

March 15, 2021

Traveling Through the Pandemic: Scary or Not?

Hilary Gottlieb

Livingston, New Jersey, United States

Opinion

March 12, 2021

The Best Gluten-Free Sandwich-Cookie

Maddie Marlowe

Scarsdale, New York, United States

Opinion

March 5, 2021

Artist on the Rise: Maude Latour

Lilla Fleischmann

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Opinion

March 5, 2021

My IC Experience

Shayna Kotler

North Potomac, Maryland, United States

Opinion

March 5, 2021

How to Make Your Virtual Programs More Engaging

Jonah Beckenstein

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

Opinion

March 2, 2021

Wanda Vision

Elena Rubens Goldfarb

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Opinion

March 2, 2021

Why is Riverdale Not Cancelled Yet?

Alix Gilkarov

Vienna, Austria

Opinion

March 1, 2021

Menorah Pledge Principles as Songs

Ava Caiati

Port Washington, New York, United States

Opinion

February 26, 2021

End of an Era

Perri Schwartz

Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States

Opinion

February 25, 2021

Vaccinated Israel

Roni Maman

Gedera, Israel

Opinion

February 22, 2021

New Year, New Us?

Shir Arbuz

Rishon Letzion, Israel

Opinion

February 18, 2021

Lack of Judaism in Reality TV

Brooke Seligman

Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States

Opinion

February 17, 2021

Harry Styles: An NJB?

Sydney Levine

Rockville Centre, New York, United States

Opinion

February 17, 2021

My Experience as a Freshman Attending and Steering IC

Ariel Schwartz

Berlin, New Jersey, United States

Opinion

February 17, 2021

The Advantages of a Virtual IC Experience

Gillian Beck

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Opinion

February 17, 2021

Stop Playing the Blame Game

Leo Necheles

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Opinion

February 17, 2021

5 Netflix Series to Bring You Out of Boredom

Sara Lechter

Bogota, Colombia

Opinion

February 16, 2021

Diego Maradona’s Last Game

Emilia Borenstein

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Opinion

February 15, 2021

Gen Z and Jewish? I recommend This Series

Naomi Tamir

Bad Honnef, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Opinion

February 15, 2021

Top Ten Hamilton Songs to Scream in the Car

Ariel Schwartz

Berlin, New Jersey, United States

Opinion

February 15, 2021

The Struggles of Being a Progressive Zionist

Julia Daitz

New York City, New York, United States

Opinion

February 9, 2021

Motivation and Work During Online Learning

Jamie McManmon

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States

Opinion

February 9, 2021

Top Holiday Movies

Ilana Chase

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States

Opinion

February 8, 2021

The Top 100 BBYO Icebreakers for When You Need to Break the Ice

Lilly Polakoff

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Opinion

February 8, 2021

Drivers License World Domination

Sydney Levine

Rockville Centre, New York, United States

Opinion

February 8, 2021

Ranking the Vampire Diaries Seasons From Worst to Best

Alix Gilkarov

Vienna, Austria

Opinion

February 3, 2021

The Semicolon’s Presence

Ilana Rubenstein

North Caldwell, New Jersey, United States

Opinion

February 2, 2021

Judaism, Science, and the COVID-19 Vaccine

David Dorfman

Yorktown, Virginia, United States

Opinion

January 29, 2021

Never Forget

Leo Necheles

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Opinion

January 22, 2021

Virtual vs. In-Person Conventions

Shayna Kotler

North Potomac, Maryland, United States

Opinion

January 22, 2021

A Small Country With Big Problems

Olivera Stefanovic

Novi Sad, Serbia

Opinion

January 20, 2021

What Jewish Food You Are Based on Your Favorite Show on Netflix

Madison Harr

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Opinion

January 15, 2021

My Abnormal Spotify Playlist

Benji Lookatch

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Opinion

January 13, 2021

Podcasting: My Idea, My Plan, My Start, My Story

Jonah Beckenstein

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

Opinion

January 11, 2021

Borat Returns

Julia Daitz

New York City, New York, United States

Opinion

January 11, 2021

The Importance of the Messages on Your Clothes

Jackeline Sewrjugin Filipowski

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Opinion

December 24, 2020

Be the Change You Wish to See

Gillian Beck

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Opinion

December 24, 2020

The Best Specialty Coffee in Buenos Aires

Solana Wainstein

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Opinion

December 24, 2020

Israel: A Country at the Forefront of Technological Innovation

Maya Viswanathan

Champain, Illinois, United States

Opinion

December 18, 2020

Lior’s Top Ten Shows to Binge-Watch on Netflix during Quarantine

Lior Kolman

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa