Staff Writer Profile: Sarah Offenberg

By: Ally Hadge  |  May 11, 2024

By Ally Hadge, Features Editor 

What year are you in YU? 

I’m a Junior. 

What school are you in?

I’m in Stern College for Women. 

Where did you go to high school and seminary? 

I went to Jewish Community High School of the Bay, in San Francisco, California. I then attended Meorot for my gap year. 

What is your major? 

I am majoring in psychology. 

What do you want to do after college? 

After college, I would like to get my Masters and go on to become a therapist, specifically in marriage and family counseling. I also have a passion for marketing and media and would like to explore that as well! 

What is your favorite section to write for? 

Hard to choose, however, I would have to say Arts & Culture. I have always loved creativity of any sort and am constantly drawn to the different media in our world, seeing how it embodies different histories while paving the way for our future. There is so much to see and so much to write about! 

Why did you decide to join the YU Observer? 

I have always had a passion for writing, and I believe that it is important for the student body to showcase different opinions and aspects of what we, as students, care about. 

What is your favorite article that you have written? 

My favorite article would be my first-ever article for the Observer, “Barbie Movie Unveiled: Exploring its Political Divide.” I found it fascinating to see how such a simple-seeming production like the Barbie movie made such waves in the political world, highlighting the stark divide we have in American politics.

Why should someone join the YU Observer? 

So many reasons! If you are passionate about just about anything you should join the Observer. The Observer gives you a voice and platform to share your opinions. It is so important to put your voice out there. 

What is your favorite part about Yeshiva University?

My favorite part of YU has to be the sense of community between students and faculty. It is wonderful to be able to engage in stimulating conversations with professors and be able to be heard in class. Our school is one where all students can feel comfortable, safe, and included. There are so many types of students here yet we are so tightly connected and involved. 

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Hmmm, good question! Depends on the season but a year-round favorite has to be mint chocolate chip. 

What is a fun fact about you?

When I was about eight years old, I was part of a small (but dedicated!) music group with one of my friends, we continued the band for a couple of years, even performing together at very small concerts!