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Lost in translation: redefining what Asian-American means to me

Lost in translation: redefining what Asian-American means to me

Nicole Ong

May 25, 2019

When I was younger, my childhood Chinese teacher posed this question to the class: "Which part of China are you from?" The question was not so much where the student was from, but where in China the family was from. The other students answered with one city. Guangzhou. Shanghai. Funan. A single 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 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...

Stay-cation

Michyla Lin

December 7, 2017

Winter break is the time mid-school year when many lurk at home under their covers, enviously tapping through social media, looking at their friends’ photos of their various vacation destinations. I personally get very frustrated seeing all my friends sunbathing on the beach in their swimsuits, sippi...

Pre-Christmas

Pre-Christmas

Michyla Lin

November 2, 2017

As we get older, aspects of our youth begin to fade. For example, it’s not exactly socially acceptable for people my age to be trick-or-treating anymore because we would be “competing with children for candy.” Imagine opening the door to find a toddler dressed as Elsa, a third grader with a gap...

Misunderstanding new fashion trends

Misunderstanding new fashion trends

Michyla Lin, Design Editor

September 28, 2017

At the beginning of this school year, the reality that my final 180 days of youth were coming to an end began to dawn on me like a blue whale eclipsing the sun. In a metaphorical sense, I will be booted from the safety of my nest into the wild unknown that is (hopefully) college, left to fend for mysel...

My love for India

My love for India

Shivateja Vemireddy

May 25, 2017

Views from India has sort of become a trashing-on-Indian-culture column over the past year, so I will try to go for a more positive approach. Despite my constant nagging, I can’t imagine being where I am today without being a part of this community. And the sense of community is one of my favorite...

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