Rebecca is an staff columnist from New York. A junior concentrating in English, she is also involved with Kappa Alpha Theta, Hillel, and the Meiklejohn program. She has interned everywhere from an educational nonprofit to an art gallery to an animation studio, so don't ask her what she wants to do post graduation. In her free time, Rebecca can typically be found running Blackstone Park, re-watching The Office for the sixth time and arguing the merits of her decision to study the humanities.

Articles by Rebecca Okin (15)

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Okin ’19: Making good choices in an age of Tinder swipes

February 26, 2018 0 comments

Perhaps the only phenomenon that rivals the prevalence of dating apps on campus is the amount of energy we spend discussing them.

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Okin ’19: Kindness is a powerful form of activism

February 15, 2018 0 comments

After a year that even the creators of South Park found impossible to parody — with “satire becom(ing) reality” — current events have lost their ability to shock us, and something of a formula has formed.

Okin ’19: Embrace uncertainty, first-years

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Okin ’19: Embrace uncertainty, first-years

November 29, 2017 0 comments

Before I left campus first semester freshmen year, I got my cartilage pierced.

Okin ’19: The little things

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Okin ’19: The little things

November 5, 2017 0 comments

It was the perfect day for a run last semester, when I found myself lost on a route to Blackstone Boulevard, one I’ve taken so many times.

Okin ’19 : Write before you like

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Okin ’19 : Write before you like

October 24, 2017 0 comments

Apparently, many of us college students are graduating with a degree, but without a basic competency.

Okin ’19: Chill culture isn’t cool

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Okin ’19: Chill culture isn’t cool

October 12, 2017 0 comments

What creature tends to seek a mate in the winter, welcomes any offering of free carbs and has mastered appearing calm on the surface.

Okin ’19: Pick print

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Okin ’19: Pick print

September 26, 2017 0 comments

Last week, Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner announced the sale of the publication that has been both reporting and influencing pop culture since 1967.

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Okin ’19: In light of hate, choose community

September 10, 2017 0 comments

The iconic Rabbi A.Y. Kook once said, “I don’t speak because I have the power to speak; I speak because I don’t have the power to remain silent.”

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Okin ’19: That kind of girl

April 17, 2017 0 comments

As “Girls” came to a close this Sunday, I couldn’t help but think of the first time Lena Dunham’s unapologetic nakedness graced my screen.

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Okin ’19: Words matter

April 6, 2017 0 comments

I have always considered myself a champion of the importance of language.