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BEAM (Harim Choi)

Opportunity Calls

BEAM and the Bubble

Freshman year, I didn’t get out much. Before you start assuming I was a shy, introverted hermit who never socialized with my peers, I mean getting out more in the metaphorical sense—the metaphor being the “college bubble.” As adventurous and exploratory as I thought I would be upon coming to college, in reality, I rarely…

My Favorite Color (Caroline Hu)

Unpacking Orange

Fire and Pepper

“There is no orange without blue,” said Vincent van Gogh. Arches National Park has stacked orange rocks against a sky so deeply blue it seems the color has been pasted on. These rocks make sweet-potato gateways that flicker from peach-pit orange to the inside of a summer-sunburst tomato. A stripe of steamed mussel gives way…

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Renderings

a grandfather in perspective

Rustic cupboards and light gray walls. An old man and a young girl. The camera clicks too fast.  Her eyes wide and adoring, the girl is still looking up at her grandfather. In his lap, she is surrounded by the familiar warm scent of clean clothing, incense, tobacco, and paan. Her grandfather looks straight at…

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No New Ideas

suspended somewhere

It is 3 p.m. in San Francisco. We are making dumplings in the apartment of Chanel, one of the fellows in my cohort this summer. She is living in the heart of Chinatown with a full time staff member from the Chinese Progressive Association. My friends and I are admiring the apartment aloud, saying how…

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Alone at Home

on displacement

Among the many things I learned in my freshman year of college: how to write code, how to use a Linux machine, how to draw supply and demand curves, and how to solve a surface integral using parametrization and Stokes’ Theorem (…yeah right). But academics aside, freshman year also endowed me with some more gripping…