Staff Writer Profiles: Abigail Grigoryan

By: Yosef Rosenfield on behalf of Features Staff  |  March 24, 2021
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By Yosef Rosenfield on behalf of Features Staff

Each month, the YU Observer aims to highlight some of the YU undergraduate students who have written articles for us over the course of the semester. For the March edition, the YU Observer is highlighting Abigail Grigoryan.

Name: Abigail Grigoryan

College: Katz School

Major: Political Science

Year: True Freshman, second semester on campus.

Where are you for the COVID-19 pandemic? With Whom?: I am currently on campus in the Brookdale dorms with my awesome friends and great roommate Leeor Savin!  

Currently reading:11/22/63” by Stephen King

Currently watching: “Get Me Roger Stone” (on Netflix)

Currently listening to: “The Mysterious Mr. Epstein” podcast on Spotify

Favorite way to social distance with friends: Going for an outdoor brunch!

Any cool things you’ve done/hobbies you’ve picked up over the COVID-19 pandemic?: Instead of hitting the treadmill at the gym, I started running in the evening to relieve stress after a long day. 

What do you miss most about your pre-COVID-19 life?: Festivals like Rolling Loud and the Governors Ball!

What is your favorite thing about YU?: The learning opportunities! Coming from a public school and having absolutely no Jewish social or educational background, I love learning in the Beit Midrash (Torah study hall) with my chavruta (study partner)!

What’s a quote/thought/piece of advice you have for your fellow students?: Practice what you preach, both socially and politically. Whatever you advise others to do, you should do yourself. 

Read her past articles here:

https://yuobserver.org/2021/02/beren-campus-adds-new-faculty-to-the-judaics-department/

https://yuobserver.org/2021/02/the-death-of-the-s-a-t-subject-tests/

 

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