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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 back to have seconds of all of them, they’ve all been a part of my culinary journey and have helped d...

Breaking up with my food

Writer Diana Kohr holds a Hot Cheeto sadly.

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 at that girl now, I would have never thought that I would willingly push away the flamin’ hot sna...

Why junk food keeps me healthy

Writer Enzo Cabalitica uses junk food to keep himself 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 filled with snacks and treats such as chips and cookies. My all-time favorite food comes from In-N-O...

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

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

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 enough? Why am I not strong enough, flexible enough or fit enough to perform these seemingly simp...

Pearl milk tea and all it means to me

Writer Nicole Ong poses with her signature Pearl Milk Tea.

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 foodie culture without mentioning boba. Yet even with boba’s growing popularity, for me, it has alwa...

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 and how much these characters taught me about being a better person. When I was younger, I somet...

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 year, I created a bucket list of things I wanted to accomplish before the end of the year. However, a...

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 four years of my life, keeping me awake with stress induced insomnia, triggering full blown meltdowns...

Reaction to live action

Reaction to live action

Michyla Lin

March 29, 2018

Oh Whale!

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 hinted at it enough already, I’m not a huge fan of spring for several reasons. First, I have an i...

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 in support of the Time’s Up movement protesting sexual assault and workplace inequality. Such a sy...

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 supposedly geared toward self-improvement through making new year’s resolutions, which, in my opini...