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Christmas and Navratri both connect us to religion and culture but much more importantly to a familial bonding and goodwill. 

A non-Christian merry Christmas

Sruthi Medepalli December 7, 2021

Screeching songs about jingle bells, throwing tinsel on trees, hastily wrapping last-minute gifts and baking box double-chocolate brownies for a fat white man and his fat reindeer — while my phony Christmas-infused...

I thought that quitting would reduce my opportunities, but it instead opened me to countless possibilities I never knew existed.

“What else do you have left?”

Jason Shan December 7, 2021

It was a question that my parents had asked and one I had asked myself countless times during the summer before high school. I had quit nearly all my extracurricular activities, so as I entered high school,...

While an American classic, pumpkin pie, has found its way to our table this time of the year, yogurt rice will always be a unique symbol of my parents’ immigration.

Thanksgiving, but with yogurt rice?

Samyukta Sarma November 9, 2021

The streets of San Jose, Calif. were deserted on a stormy night in 1997 when Seetha and Sankara Sarma arrived at the lobby of Motel 6, drenched and holding a 5-year-old child in their arms. My parents...

My last name carries a lot of personal importance to me, and I am never going to change it after marriage.

Saying FU to marital naming traditions

Lillian Fu November 9, 2021

In a second grade classroom, as winter rain darkened the window, my 7-year-old self sat at her desk and thought about how one day, she might not be Lillian Fu anymore. She would have some other last name,...

Social isolation let my own, unfiltered personality unfold in the comfort of my home after being stagnant for so many years.

Becoming confident in social isolation

Chelsea Lee October 11, 2021

I always remind myself, “Fake it ‘till you make it.” But I’m no actress. I’ve been fighting my introversion for years, trying to pretend that I’m an outgoing, charismatic person who is comfortable...

Although I started learning Spanish on Duolingo for fun, the daily habit has made me significantly more fluent in the language.

Exploring new languages with Duolingo

Emma Constable October 6, 2021

Five young Guatemalan girls clamored around me with sweet smiles on their faces, reaching for my hands and rushing me over to the shade under a nearby tree.  “Jugar con nosotros?” Maria asked eagerly...

Above all of these questions, a clock is ticking: as I sit here, wrestling with myself over which fruit to pick, all the fruits are rotting. I cannot stay young and unaware forever.

Searching for lost time

Renee Ge May 27, 2021

It is one of life’s greatest travesties that so much of our childhoods are spent dreaming and agonizing over what adulthood will be like. As an almost-high school graduate on the cusp of turning 18,...

With each sentence I write from here on out, I am reminded to cherish every moment, be honest with myself, and appreciate my own individuality — one Oxford comma at a time.

Bittersweet, sentimental, and indispensable: An ode to the Oxford comma

Kavya Iyer May 27, 2021

An Oxford comma is the comma used after the penultimate item in a list of three or more items. Some argue that it’s unnecessary. I strongly disagree. Each Oxford comma I write is inevitably accompanied...

Growing up, I’ve always tried to cover up my ethnic name.  It wasn’t until I began to appreciate and coincide with my Chinese culture that I began to embrace my name.

Embracing my ethnic name without shame

Anwen Huang April 21, 2021

“What’s your name?” the Starbucks employee asks. “Ann,” I say, as she hastily scribbles it onto a plastic cup.  But my name isn’t Ann, it’s Anwen. Yet I find myself assuming this identity...

I’ve watched those around me and even myself fall for the addicting world of technology, but I’ve come to the realization that by letting myself get consumed by technology I was only neglecting those around me, and ultimately I don’t need technology to build solid, meaningful relationships.

Falling into the clutches of technology

Elizabeth Park April 15, 2021

I watch as my friend’s eyes grow glazed and distant as I realize that they are no longer listening to me. I hear their empty words as they reassure me that our friendship has not changed. But something...

After finding myself drifting away from my friends from months of texting, I’ve realized that calling is a better way to stay connected.

Calling: The way to stay connected

Amy Liu January 24, 2021

I was elated. Lynbrook had just announced halfway into fourth period that schools were being shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19. I grinned at my friends, excited we would be taking our classes from...

With the mute button in a Zoom meeting, I have allowed myself to fall in the trap of hiding behind my screen and staying silent.

The mute button: A curse in disguise

Allison Hsieh December 9, 2020

Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. Watch your character,...