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This past summer, I went on a Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates study abroad service trip to Cusco, Peru. To be completely honest, I chose this country mainly because I wanted to see Machu Picchu and because I’ve always wanted to go to South America as well.

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How did you hear about your internship?

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Nestled in the dirt, under the roots of a date tree

Half of my heart waits

Calling out to me desperately

 

I’m walking, earbuds in

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This past summer, LSA senior Zainab Bhindarwala spent a month in Prague, Czech Republic taking a class on Nationalism, Minorities and Migrations in Eastern Europe.

How did you hear about this study abroad program?

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What were the first meeting notes like for East Wind, the first space for Asian/Pacific Islander Americans at the University of Michigan back in the ’70s?

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No one ever returns from intimacy whole.

We always leave a part of ourselves

 

in the crux of another person’s history,

a bookend to their yesterday.

 

Our oppression isn't your creative tool

Almost a week ago, in an assignment for my screenwriting class, each student had to post two ideas and two comments on the class Canvas page for a short script that we hoped to write.

Andhadhun movie poster

I’m not going to lie, I love Bollywood’s masala movies as much as the next person. But it wasn’t until I watched a non-commercial film that I realized how much my perception of the industry is shaped by those in power.

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You’re American but you’re too Black.

You’re Black but you’re too African.

You’re African but you’re too dark.

I’m sick of being told what I am and what I am not.