Sydney Bucksbaum, 2010 summer intern
Sydney Bucksbaum has finally decided to stay put for once. After moving around and living in five different places in her twenty years of living, she discovered her passion for the city, and is here to stay in Chicago…that is, until she graduates.
She currently attends Northwestern University—Evanston’s proximity to the city is oh so wonderful—and majors in journalism through Medill. When she’s not painstakingly working on her Medill projects or fundraising for breast cancer awareness and education, you can find this nocturnal creature hunting for diet coke, frozen yogurt, and more sleep.
This summer she hopes to become a real adult by learning how to cook for herself while living on her own for the first time…yet still indulging in her don’t-call-them-trashy teen drama television shows like Gossip Girl, Greek, Glee…you name it, she watches it! To counteract all the television watching, Sydney’s other passion is Zumba, a type of exercise that fuses Latin and International music to allow her to make a fool of herself three times a week.
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We’ve all been there before: you want to go out, have a good night, hang with friends, and potentially meet that special someone. So where do you do that? Go to a bar? A friend’s party? Sure you end up meeting a bunch of new people, but how can you meet new, Jewish people? One way is through JUF’s Young Leadership Division, which holds many great events throughout the year. Another place to meet fellow MOTs is parties hosted by Afterlight Events.
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