My year as a failed dropout

Off the Beat

I never wanted to look back, to imagine myself returning to the study of economics, head hung, tail between my legs. That would have felt like failure.
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Eco-nomic turmOIL

What on Earth

American politicians have one view of economic success: the free market and environmental deregulation. This is the system, they say, take it or leave it.
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The first Asian president

Off the Beat

It’s tough making decisions that you know won’t make your parents happy, but it’s even tougher to live a life just to please your parents.
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Transferring is inherently political

Community-less College

Two years ago, I cried on the steps of De Anza College. I felt ashamed by the realization that I was a part of the single-digit percentage of Cupertino students who ended up going to community college. My internalization of this stigma knew no bounds — I would hide my
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