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Comfort in Cleaning
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Comfort in Cleaning

I get home late, dreading the long night I know I have ahead of me. I dump the contents of my bag onto my unmade bed and toss my jacket onto a preexisting mountain of clothes on the floor. I sit down to start my homework at 9:00 p.m. I stare blankly at my computer…

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Follow The Leader

h e very act of writing this article exposes my own hypocrisy. I write articles for Commentary because I like to write and to voice my thoughts on paper. But a small part of me is motivated to write this article because of a potential future leadership position. There constantly exists a tension between my…

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Divided Airlines

  We live in a culture that destroyed the American dream with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the internment of 120,000 Japanese-Americans in World War II, the racial college acceptance quotas, and the “bamboo ceiling” of Fortune 500 companies. We live in a culture that encourages Asians to stay silent, to stay down, and…

13 Reasons To Ditch This Show
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13 Reasons To Ditch This Show

A common cliché of a depressed teenage girl is the girl who is dressed in all black. She is reserved, her style slightly gothic, and she uses her mysterious charm to intrigue and attract others. Her manner is deemed “cute” or “quirky” — maybe even “trendy.” The stereotypically shy and sad demeanor of depressed people…

Footsteps Toward Change
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Footsteps Toward Change

Looking at the photo of all the attendants of the Asian-American Footsteps Conference (AAFC), which took place on campus the past weekend, I was not surprised to see that the vast majority were Asian-Americans. While the conference predominantly talks about Asian-American experiences, I don’t think participation should be limited only to Asian-American experiences. In the…

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