• narrative

    giving thanks

    November 16, 2018
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    Thank you to my phone alarm—without you, I quite literally would not be here. Thank you to the SciLi; at first you were intimidating, then dreary, then stressful, but slowly and surely, you’ve become home. Thank you, Hillel—you ease my mother’s heart when I lie and tell her I go to you. Thank you, Blueno’s […]

    slice of heaven

    November 16, 2018
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    “Are you kidding me? It’s like a pocket full of goodness.” We are bent over four Nutella crepes, tucked inside the best hidden place in all of Providence: La Creperie on Fones Alley. Over the past few weeks, we have made our way through all of the Brown University staples, including Baja’s, Bagel Gourmet, and […]

    why i left new york

    November 9, 2018
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    hard-boiled romance My freshman year of college, I would schlep down to New York City once a month to see a boy from high school. We had a great time going to the Met and eating oversized pizza. By the start of sophomore year, however, my trips had become more of a chore than anything […]

    YA fantasy meeting reality

    November 9, 2018
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    The Brown University Bookstore smells of burnt espresso and cardboard boxes, half-emptied after the initial shopping period mayhem. With some free time before classes and nowhere better to be, I meander past the Bestsellers and the Newly Recommended, glancing out the windows at the metal scaffolding and orange plastic of Thayer Street’s recent construction. The […]

    thoughts in the clouds

    November 2, 2018
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      Airports make me feel a whirlwind of emotions. After flying around thirty flights within the past four years, mostly between my home city, Beijing, and my boarding high school near Boston, I have come to recognize airports as places for reflection. Since I traveled alone on most of these trips, I hatched my thoughts […]