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Every single decision I made was carefully calculated, based solely on what it would contribute to my resume.

Doing things just for fun again

Emma Cionca, Sports Editor May 26, 2022

As a 12-year-old, I would read “How to Write Your College Essay’” prep books. My parents thought it was a good idea to expose me to these ideas, as it was never too early to start preparing for my...

I consume media mainly to escape the dull routine of my daily life.

The art of creating problems by running away

Myles Kim, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2022

The incessant noise that often fills my head with doubts and carries my pessimistic attitude towards life is briefly lost in the wind as I ride out my fantasies as an outlaw during America's gilded age...

I still have a long way to reach that point in my life where I can discard what other people think, but I’m slowly changing my attitude.

“What will people say?”

Neha Ayyer, In-Depth Editor May 3, 2022

I looked in awe at my mother getting dressed for a party in traditional Indian clothes, jewelry and makeup. It was expected of me to dress similarly, but I couldn’t help feeling that it simply wasn’t...

Chess is often viewed as just a simple board game; for me, more involvement in the chess community helped me realize that it is a sport even if it is not physically demanding.

Chess: The king of mental sports

Anirudh Seshadri, Managing Editor April 5, 2022

Magnus Carlsen received a standing ovation after winning a brilliant fight against reigning World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand. Carlsen secured his title as the new champion with a grueling draw in...

Euphoria raises awareness for drugs, sex, violence and mental health.

Euphoria: The fine line between raising awareness and glorification

Elizabeth Cheng and Katie Chin March 8, 2022

Note: This story contains references to content that may be triggering for those who have experienced trauma or are sensitive to topics concerning sexual violence, self-harm or mental illness. With...

As admissions officers seek to make minute distinctions between equally hard working, promising applicants, they must consider if, and which, students are being provided with the resources to find their fit.

Survival of the fittest

Youqi Huang, Copy Editor March 8, 2022

Why did I apply to 25 colleges, in spite of popular advice and appreciation for my sanity? Besides competitive admissions for my major and uncertainty about my strength among the applicant field, I disregarded...

I loved the community that allowed me to connect with my culture in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Being brown in a small white town

Tanika Anbu, Staffer February 1, 2022

My story started in a city North of New York City called Poughkeepsie. The concept of diversity there was so foreign that a local news reporter featured me and my friend for wearing traditional Indian...

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, Copy Editor 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, Web Editor 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, Design Editor 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, Design Editor 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...

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