The illusion of demographics

A Whole New World

Jessie-Qian-full

If you haven’t been simultaneously bombarded with Vietnamese and Cantonese while eating in a Thai restaurant on University Avenue, you might wonder where the first half of your fall semester went.
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A penchant for self-love

Because the internet

Eda-Yo-full

We are a people known for our incurable ignorance. Perpetuated by the messages and specific newsreels chosen by the media, our unwillingness to grow more culturally aware is something that is both a product of our the media’s influence and a fault of our own lack of action. These days, with the wealth of technology at our fingertips, we can simply do better.
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Public transit apathy

Crowded

Agatha kehayas

This is a testament to public transportation as the rawest example of basic human experience. It is not apathy — it is synergy. A train car represents a spatial stasis where strangers’ days intersect — it is a kind of microcosm of humanity. The train car catches a momentary glimpse of coming or going for each person, a juncture impossible to replicate. Agatha Kehayas writes the Monday blog on being a quiet observer of crowded life.
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The cost of exploration

Inspiration porn

Kevin-Laprocino-full

As an economics major who doesn’t care about economics and who doesn’t want to go into finance, I found myself clueless. Who was I? What was I doing with my life? I had my quarter-life crisis, and I bought a ticket on Asiana Airlines that would be the momentum I needed to change my life. So I thought.
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Eda-Yo-full

A nomad of dreams

Because the Internet

Home is where the heart is. It is, or at least it should be, where we can find the steadfast rhythm of our most important vital organ, where we find our most loyal pulse, especially when it quickens in anticipation or happiness.
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Agatha kehayas

Cry baby

Crowded

I had a hot face emerging from Evans every Tuesday evening, in disbelief of my ignorance. But I kept my insecurity under wraps, because the self-doubt I had from math class made me feel vulnerable. Being “good at school” was always something I hadn’t worried about before. It was a strength that seemed to completely dissipate — this time, I had no comeback.
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Jessie-Qian-full

Love thy country?

A Whole New World

The problem with aligning myself to any country is that others immediately expect me to be patriotic. I am expected to have expressed devotion and support to any one of “my countries” without question and to obviously carry all my countries’ values with me.
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Kevin-Laprocino-full

Happiness without pursuit

Inspiration porn

A lot of people are starting to say that all they want out of life is happiness. That’s the saddest thing in the world — it is like saying all we want out of a piece of pizza is the cheese. Don’t get me wrong. I can be satisfied with mouthful of mozzarella, but it is just one part of the bigger picture of our lives. Happiness is in the journey, not the treasures of life.
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Going home

A Whole New World

Going “home” is a hard process for us. The entire effort is almost like therapy: tracing back your footsteps in order to validate yourself and pick out the problems and joys that had once been in your life.
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