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Photo by francois schnell

By Diana Gee

It’s that time of year again. The beginning of the year when we feel the slate is clean and fresh. When we traditionally make decisions to improve ourselves and find the resolve to implement them. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions though, I fail every time: Lose ten pounds. Get fit. Spend less. (more…)

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Photo by seyed mostafa zamani

By Eun Joo Angela Ryo

Growing up as Asian American in a predominantly white neighborhood, I felt like Superman and an ugly duckling rolled into one.  On some days, even if I was as good as Superman, I was still an alien.  On other days, I felt like an ugly duckling who just wanted to feel at home—that is, home in my own skin.  (more…)

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By Margaret Yu

I hate it when good friends and mentors can get you right in the gut. I hate it when they can capture something that you already know; and yet when they say it, it illuminates your soul and not just your mind.  When these friends become mirrors to help me truly see myself in all of my glory or ugliness — do I hate it or do I love it? (more…)

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