Alexandra “Alex” Kukoff is a half-deaf writer and journalist whose publication credits include Seventeen, Scholastic, Johns Hopkins, the New York Times Learning Network, Lean In, and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls among others. Her advocacy for fellow members of the Deaf/hard-of-hearing community has been supported by ABC, AnnTaylor, and the Hillary Clinton-founded Vital Voices, and her creative work has been honored at Carnegie Hall. She’s currently pursuing her degree in English and Film as a first-year at UCLA, and contributes regularly to its nationally-recognized student publication The Daily Bruin.
By Alexandra Kukoff
At UCLA, Jewish Life Is What You Make of It
We certainly have to take steps to defend our identity against the BDS activism that percolates across many college campuses, but rather than hiding behind faces of nonchalance and indifference, our Jewish students work that much harder to connect with resources on campus to change the narrative. As someone deaf in one ear, I was…
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טשיקאַוועסן: ערשטער תּל־אָבֿיבֿער האָטעל עפֿנט זיך ווידער; 50% אַמעריקאַנער ווייסן ווייניק וועגן חורבןTidbits: First hotel in Tel Aviv re-opens; 50% Americans know little about the Holocaust
צווישן די אָנגעזעענע געסט במשך פֿון די יאָרן זענען געווען דוד בן־גוריון און אַלבערט אײַנשטײַן.