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Conquering the Great Wall of Representation
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Conquering the Great Wall of Representation

“The Great Wall,” a Hollywood blockbuster set in ancient China, was released last week, and Asian-Americans rejoiced at finally seeing their representation on the big screen. While there was no shortage of strong Chinese warriors charging into battle, it was Matt Damon who emerged as the hero. Apparently, within the fictional universe of “The Great…

Tackling the Issue of Player Health
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Tackling the Issue of Player Health

As a Patriots fan and an avid follower of football, watching the NFL is one of my favorite pastimes, as it is for millions of viewers across the U.S. It is becoming increasingly difficult, however, to reconcile my own interest in the sport with how the league has handled itself as a business. Specifically, the…

Confrontation ≠ Courage
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Confrontation ≠ Courage

I can’t count the number of times that I have been angry with myself after failing to stand up for my beliefs. I oftentimes stand quietly by as I hear someone make an offensive joke, read a disrespectful comment under an online article, or witness an oppressive point in a class discussion. Despite my indignance,…

Ableism Was Never Entertained
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Ableism Was Never Entertained

Last week, Anna Lopez ’19 and Sarika Rao ’19 published the article “Don’t Be an Audience to Ableism.” Their article argued the frequent discrimination of people with mental and physical disabilities in film, specifically the inaccurate portrayal of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. While I agree that people with disabilities should…

Food For Thoughtfulness
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Food For Thoughtfulness

On the day of Chinese New Year a few weeks ago, I was at a restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown with a group of Andover students. While passing the family-style dishes around, two of my peers decided to play a joke. Taking advantage of the language barrier between them and the waiter, the first jumped up,…

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