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Cookie Wednesday

Overconsumption

A cookie coma was always my fate on Wednesday evenings — I was never destined to be the girl who chose the apple.
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You are what you believe

I came in with the confidence from my summer co-op experience, but I soon recoiled into a shadow of myself that I had long been unacquainted with.
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Finding home in Bejaia

When people stare, I’m reminded that no matter how desperately I want to be a part of this culture, I will always be a mixed-race American.
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Passages to India and roadblocks on the way

Stories from The Book

Growing up, my parents, who had raised their children in a country far from where they were born and raised, always emphasized the importance of staying connected with our roots and learning about our culture.
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Not my True Religion

Overconsumption

On that day at the outlet mall, nothing sparkled brighter than the gaudy rhinestones covering the window display jeans as I entered the True Religion store.
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Adjusted living

You Are What You Habituate

As an only child, I had always relied on myself for entertainment, but for the first time, I had friends to recenter myself with after a long day at school.
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