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This (mixed) American life

Mixed Feelings

I noticed that the similarities between all of those perfect American families were not always present in my own. The differences that distinguished me would occasionally show up in side conversations at school, in silent judgment from friends or even in my own head at home.
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My weekend with Rat King

You Are What You Habituate

Everything Rat King says is a mashup between the intelligent and the ridiculous. She makes her own rules and engineers her own microclimate of insanity.
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Stories from Minidoka

Mixed Feelings

As we stood there, in the museum, I thought about my grandparents, who went to high school while living in barracks on the other side of a barbed wire fence.
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Getting Bud-wiser

Overconsumption

From frat parties to fancy bars there was never a shortage of people around me chanting, chugging and challenging each other to consume alcohol.
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‘Cause she wakes up in the morning

You Are What You Habituate

The day ahead can be whatever I want to create of it. I can imagine how the day might unfold while sitting back in my chair calmly eating my bowl of cereal or morning spinach, not yet feeling the pressures of productivity.
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The anatomy of a name

Mixed Feelings

And while my dad couldn’t control the balance of my facial features, he did give me the one concrete thing he could — his mother’s name, Hafsa, and his family name, Tatah. He gave them to me so I was always aware of the family I was a part of and had something to show for it.
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