• narrative

    a winter break told through food

    February 1, 2019
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    Winter break may be over, but the fond memories of the food I ate during it remain. Nearly every winter break, I travel to Hong Kong to visit family and friends, recover from my mental exhaustion, and recuperate with a variety of authentic, delicious foods. My family lives close to a fresh seafood market (imagine […]

    from nevsky to new dorm

    December 6, 2018
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    More than two months after I left Saint Petersburg, I received a Facebook message from Dean, a former Brown University student with whom I had explored Russian art exhibitions and gallery openings. “Hey Rachel, will be in Prov in mid-September,” he’d written. I couldn’t believe my good fortune. After all, he wasn’t just a mentor—he […]

    fall favorites

    December 6, 2018
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    A sunny Sunday—a morning in India Point Park, an afternoon kicking around a soccer ball, and an evening full of music and conversation. A late-night-turned-early-morning conversation more fun than the party we went to earlier that evening. Bingeing all of The Good Place Season 1 in a single day with my roommate while we downed […]

    thrive, don’t just survive

    November 30, 2018
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    Winter has come. The end of the semester is near; finals are just around the corner. Though final exams might determine your grades for your classes, the most important thing this winter season is your health. Here are some tips on nutrition, healthy eating habits, and work balance, so you can not only survive but […]

    a life fraught with living

    November 30, 2018
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    In those rare minutes of true silence I sit and wonder why the good times seem to worsen all bad and battered things that follow in their wake Oh tell me you have felt that extra-bitter truth of losing love having known its sweetness Tell me, you too have torn the fruit tree limb from […]