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Plate By Numbers

Warning: This article contains talk of scales, weight loss, and dieting and may be triggering for those currently struggling with body dysmorphia and other related body image disorders. Make a Wish Throughout the majority of my twenty-one years, I’ve had a constant wish in the back of my head: I want a flat stomach. I’ve […]

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Health & Wellness Nonfiction Opinion Uncategorized

The Evil Witch Inside Us

by Helen Zhang // Look around your room. How many mirrors do you see?  Now, if you did not include your phone, laptop, or other technology with screens, adjust your answer.  Did your number change? Mine certainly did. Personally, I have five mirrors in my bedroom alone. That fact shocks me. After all, like many […]

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Health & Wellness Nonfiction Uncategorized

Aditi’s Makeup Story

by Aditi Hukerikar // When I was in middle school, I thought that I was ugly. Not an uncommon experience for young girls to have (which is an issue in its own right) but one that defined how I felt about myself as I grew up. There definitely wasn’t one cause for it, but rather […]

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Nonfiction

A Blurred Line Between High School and College

by Angela Lee // “3….2….1…. happy graduation!,” is what I used to think you would say as you graduate high school. Taking place at a seemingly random time in the afternoon, my last day of high school felt insignificant in comparison. I remember going to my upperclassmen friends’ graduation, excited for it to be my […]

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Nonfiction

Remembrance and Reflection: Asians in America

by Miya Kuramoto // On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, calling for all people of Japanese ancestry to be sent to internment camps. This action uprooted 120,000 people, forcing them to leave their homes, businesses, and belongings behind, left to be vandalized and dissected in their absence. This February marks 79 […]

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Nonfiction Opinion

Are You Intimidated by the Men in Your STEM Classes?

by Mahika Goel // Don’t worry, me too.  Guys carrying their shell-shaped backpacks all over campus, filled with just about 20 pounds of hardware freak me out.  The sound of their fingers clicking and clacking to reveal a slew of code that they only half explain makes me flinch.  Hearing about how they’ve been working […]

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Nonfiction Opinion

‘Tis the Season: Gender Roles & the Holidays

With December finally here and the first layer of snow on the ground, I would normally be preparing myself emotionally and physically (extra jumping jacks) for the series of family filled, food-guzzling holidays which round out every year. Due to mounting COVID cases across the country, however, this year is looking a little different and […]

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Creative Nonfiction

Dear X: An Open Letter to Misogynistic Men

by Miya Kuramoto // The letter below is addressed to all of the Xs of the world that harass women for no good reason. Dear X, I am sick and tired of making excuses for you; blaming myself to rationalize your behavior. I am done watching you abuse the power that you hold as a […]

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Featured Nonfiction

Elisabeth’s Letters from Batavia: Immigration Detention and Injustice

by Alice Kenny // Elisabeth, a pseudonym, is a thirty-year-old woman who has been held in the Buffalo (Batavia) Federal Detention Facility for nearly two years. She fled her home country of El Salvador after experiencing extreme violence and trauma and came to the United States seeking asylum. She was arrested and detained by Immigration […]

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Creative Featured Nonfiction

Hi My Name Is [Mee-ya]

by Miya Kuramoto // A solo-performance written and performed by Miya herself. Winner of the Solo Performance category of the 2020 Heermans-McCalmon Competition. Full Transcription: My name is Miya. That is spelled M-I-Y-A. Sometimes when I go to the doctors office I see in my charts that they write down [Mee-ya], M-E-E-Y-A. You know that […]