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How I Created a Wound

How I Created a Wound

Chinese New Year, my dad Skypes his family: two brothers, one sister, and both his parents. None of them are fluent in English–most of them only know a few words–and I’m not fluent in Mandarin so whenever I join my dad, I have to stitch together words to form grammatically incorrect sentences while conversation flows...
How to Get through High School

How to Get through High School

I’m a high school senior and generally a good student, so I thought I’d compile a list of tips and advice that I’ve learned through other students and experience. Most of my advice emphasizes efficiency, strategizing, and finding study and organizational methods that work best for you.
Yellow Peril and Black Power

Yellow Peril and Black Power

I took AP US History last year, and my teacher told us about the many racist acts passed by Congress as a response to the influx of Chinese immigrants starting in the late 1800s: there was Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, the Immigration Restriction Act in 1917 and the National Origins Act in 1924. The...
Failure

Failure

There’s a speech I like listening to on YouTube: Conan O’Brien’s 2011 Dartmouth College Commencement Address. Like most commencement speakers, he talks about failures and following your dreams.