Maya
Mokh
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:58pm
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We’re doing the most. Even in the midst of a deadly global pandemic and turbulent civil unrest, we are still doing the most … if not more than we were doing before any of this started. Our current reality is one characterized by Zoom fatigue, news and social media overload, financial stress and social isolation. Yet during these extremely exhausting times, almost none of us are getting the rest we truly need. 

 

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:54pm
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Everyone should learn a second language. Yes, it looks great on resumes and it’s a nice fun-fact to pitch about yourself for an icebreaker. Perhaps it is harder for native English speakers to recognize this, but English does not encompass a lot of artistic or poetic words that many other languages offer. Learning another tongue if you speak only English will open the doors to an entirely new world. You can speak about things you were never able to before, understand things in a way you are currently not familiar with; your perspective about everything can change. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 12:26am
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As of November 2020, the Facebook group Subtle Asian Traits has amassed almost two million members.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 12:21am
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My tea makes people fall in love.

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First, gather your materials: a mug that gives you the most comfort, your favorite type of milk, some fresh ginger, black pepper, sugar and, of course, your tea leaves. I stick to Lipton black tea.

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Monday, November 16, 2020 - 7:23pm
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Dil Chahta Hai (“What the Heart Wants”) is my favorite movie of all time. Ask any of my closest family members, and they will tell you of my persistent (annoying) love for this timeless movie. Whenever there was a movie to be watched, everyone knew instinctively what my first choice would be, even before the words left my mouth. Fortunately for my family, I outgrew this fervent infatuation once I entered college, having less time to devote to Bollywood movies.

 

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 11:04pm
Aura

According to spiritual beliefs, auras are unseen energy fields that surround every living and non-living entity. These energy fields are often interpreted by color, size and type of vibration. 

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 10:40pm
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My friend Grace and I arrange ourselves around her kitchen table after deciding to play a board game to pass time during another murky day in quarantine. I sit idly by as she distributes colorful paper money while her brothers argue over who gets to play as the top hat. Before I know it, the board is set up, cards neatly stacked and all. Grace looks up and nonverbally ushers me to begin when a pretty important fact dawns on me: I have no idea how to play Monopoly. I confess this to Grace, and as I anticipate, I am met with complete shock. “How could you not know how to play Monopoly?

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 8:27pm
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The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and numerous other innocent Black people this year sparked a revolution yearning for change Black people have needed for many years. With worldwide daily protests and heavy social media conversations about race, it feels like the world is finally waking up to the injustices Black people have faced for centuries in America. But how much reform can there really be in systemic racism if the systems that encourage this oppression fail to change?

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 8:00pm
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This Halloween, the rapper Lil Nas X paid tribute to his idol, Nicki Minaj, by donning her iconic look from her 2010 music video for ‘Super Bass.’

 

Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 11:45pm
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Disclaimer: This piece was written before the Associated Press called the 2020 presidential election for Joseph Biden on Saturday.