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New Food? Always say yes

Josh Miller May 25, 2020

Stinky tofu, octopus balls, convenience store sushi, caviar. The thing that ties all of these unique foods together is that I said yes to all of them, and I’m glad I did.  While I may not be rushing...

Writer Diana Kohr holds a Hot Cheeto sadly.

Breaking up with my food

Diana Xu January 29, 2020

In middle school, I was one of those annoying kids who stood by the classroom door every day, ready to sprint to the lunch line for my bag of Hot Cheetos and fight anyone who stood in my way. Looking back...

Writer Enzo Cabalitica uses junk food to keep himself healthy

Why junk food keeps me healthy

Enzo Cabaltica November 6, 2019

I can’t spend more than two hours without eating. I don’t like feeling hungry. While I eat my fair share of fruits and vegetables, I prefer eating junk food (who doesn’t?). My backpack is always...

The white silhouette is a rhythmic gymnast with an injury on her foot. Mirroring her is an artistic gymnast, representing the writer, Audrey Wong and her twin sister

It’s a twin thing: affects one of us, affects both of us

Audrey Wong October 27, 2019

Correction after correction. Anger and frustration surge through my body as I try to perfect my routine for the hundredth time. After each iteration, my mind replays the same questions: Why am I not good...

Writer Nicole Ong poses with her signature Pearl Milk Tea.

Pearl milk tea and all it means to me

Nicole Ong October 2, 2019

Boba: the quintessential drink of the Asian Baby Girl, a common topic in the widely popular Facebook group Subtle Asian Traits, and my primary source of calories. It is impossible to characterize Bay Area...

Endgame broke my heart, but I will never forget what my heroes taught me

Endgame broke my heart, but I will never forget what my heroes taught me

Medha Upadhyay May 24, 2019

I don’t think I can overstate how much Marvel movies changed my life. And I don’t just mean how much they made me love, laugh and (recently) cry. I mean how much these movies molded me into who I am...

Advice for high school students

Advice for high school students

Michyla Lin May 24, 2018

My favorite aspect of the end of the school year aside from summer break is the opportunity to hit the reset button and think of ways in which I want to improve myself. At the beginning of this school...

College is confidential

College is confidential

Michyla Lin April 26, 2018

On April 1st, I sat at my dining table locked in a staring contest with a Google spreadsheet highlighted in red, yellow and green. I was losing. This spreadsheet was the source of my anxiety over the past...

Reaction to live action

Reaction to live action

Michyla Lin March 29, 2018
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Spring isn't my season

Spring isn’t my season

Michyla Lin March 1, 2018

Springtime. An ethereal time of the year when the earth awakes from its slightly chilly slumber, flowers decide to puke pollen into the air and baby bunnies are born, I guess. If my intro hasn’t...

Recent award show movements lack lasting impact

Recent award show movements lack lasting impact

Risa Mori March 1, 2018

Black, black, and more black — viewers watching the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 7 were not greeted by the usual red carpet scene. Instead, celebrities had adorned themselves in all-black attire...

New Year; New-ish me

Michyla Lin January 25, 2018

I am willing to bet that 97.34 percent of the world’s population woke up on Jan. 1, of 2018 with the brilliantly original thought, “New Year, new me!”. The beginning of the year is a period of time...

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