YU Observer Writer Spotlight: Channa Buxbaum

By: Features Staff  |  May 12, 2020

By Features Staff

Name, Age, Year in School

Channa Buxbaum, 21, third year in school

Where are you currently quarantined, and with whom?

At home in Detroit with my family

How are you feeling?

Disoriented, emotionally drained, and a little hangry

Currently reading

The Time Machine – H.G. Wells

Currently watching

A lecture on social network analysis, diffusion, and contagion (not of my own volition)

Currently listening to

I Want to Break Free – Queen

Favorite quarantine snack/drink?

Chocolate milk and toast

Favorite class to attend over Zoom?


Favorite way to social distance with friends?

Buddy reading!

Any interesting hobbies or habits you’ve picked up since beginning quarantine?

Staring moodily out the window in my bedroom

What non-quarantine activity do you miss the most?

Staring moodily out the window at Starbucks

What’s a thought/quote/piece of advice that’s helping you get through these trying times?

“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. Get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.” — Abraham Heschel