My Ukrainian identity

Photo of Marina Mezhibovsky

In the past few days, Ukraine has also taught the rest of the world what it means to love freedom, what it means to be brave in the face of danger and what it means to be a hero.
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Places and pasts

Between America and Me

“ If I were an animal I’d be a capybara!” A what? My American friends are back at it. They’re talking about their favorite type of tree, that time they saw it in that one national park, and how much they “need their nature”. I guess I like nature. But
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Crushes you’ll have while at UC Berkeley

Every time we see someone cute, we start imagining how the rest of our lives would look like with said person — the size of our wedding, what we’d name our five dogs and two cats, whether we’d come back to Berkeley for alumni events, etc. Even when we take
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Distance makes the heart grow squandered

When I realized I would be spending the summer in Spain, I was beyond overjoyed. Since high school history class, I have been curiously attracted to the Spanish Empire, and my memories of earlier visits are varnished in a sentiment of young love. Although I have spent less than a week in Granada, I have already realized that studying and admiring Spain from afar (especially from America) could only cultivate a naive infatuation rather than genuine admiration. Being here has exposed me to the cultural multiplicity of Spain, and I have developed a more mature appreciation of the country because everywhere you walk in Granada exposes a little more of its true beauty.
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