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After Las Vegas

Over 132 mass shootings have occurred in the U.S. in less than 15 years, according to the Gun Violence Archive, the most recent one being in Las Vegas just three weeks ago. The most devastating part about this is that there are undeniable ways to prevent the occurrence of mass shootings. However, since much of…

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Mixed Messages

Can you pick up the Emergen-C?” my friend texted me — she had bought me my cough medicine the day before. I texted back, “Sure, it cost 20 dollars, right?”  “22” was her response. I didn’t have any change on me, so I texted her back asking if I could just give her 20 dollars….

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Will You Master Mandarin? Probably Not.

Sun Yat-sen, founding father of the People’s Republic of China, once said, “one shall never teach one’s fellow foreigners one’s language.” Historians may argue that the leader said no such thing, but I digress. Anyways, the year before I emigrated from China, I attempted to teach one of my American friends Chinese. His father worked…

Who Are My Heroes?
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Who Are My Heroes?

My American father grew up with heroes like Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, and Michael Jordan, a basketball player and icon of the American dream. My Singaporean mother’s hero is the founding father of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, who led a bloodless revolution to gain independence from British sovereign. The dictionary’s definition…

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Pink Is The New Black

Pink is high-pitched squeals of delight, decked out Barbie doll playhouses, and cute little sundresses. It is candy hearts on Valentine’s Day, Hello Kitty CD players, and innocent smiles. At least, that’s what you thought. Indeed, pink may represent the childhoods of many little girls or simply be someone’s favorite color — regardless of gender….

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