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In January I had planned to go to meetings and events for both the Black Student Alliance and Latino Student Alliance, since I am both. I never did. For a couple of months I found myself trying to decide which ethnicity I identified most with.

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As my first year of college comes to an end, I reflect on what has brought me to this point. The journey through year one has been wild, unpredictable, often a lot of fun, and sometimes not so much. If nothing else, there is one

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My first concert was when I was 5 in Elko, Nevada. My family and I were driving by when I, utterly infatuated with the sound gracing my inexperienced ears, begged for them to stop the car so I could watch. On my dad’s shoulders, I

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In 2011, I went through an exhibit at the Newseum in Washington D.C. that contained the photographs that the photojournalism world deemed to be the best of the best. Most of them were images I had seen before but were never presented in such a

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That’s pretty impressive for someone your age!” Cue the eyeroll. The most backhanded compliment of all backhanded compliments.  The crème de la crème of patronization. The most annoying, infuriating, and frustrating thing anyone could ever say to an 18-year-old.  I get that a lot. Look,

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I’m not good at beginnings, so here it goes: recently, a family friend of mine died, and I’m still processing it. He was 21 years old (same age as me), and we went to school together from kindergarten through most of high school. My whole

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Recently, I took a shower with kettle water. Campus Village has had a series of conflicts within their water system. For the past few weeks, we, as residents, have received multiple emails from the Campus Village staff warning us that the water was being turned

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What’s worse: losing a significant other or a best friend? What if it’s both? I’ve been contemplating this question, searching for an answer for over a month now, and I just can’t seem to find an answer. I guess I should consider it a blessing,

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I have never really put much thought into death—at least, not my own. I never understood the point. Death is inevitable, and there’s not much I can do about it now, so why waste my living time?  Dread, fear, or existentialism; I made it through

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Please enjoy this comprehensive guide to managing existential dread! Step One: Just don’t think about it! Really, it’s that easy. Don’t focus on the fact that any choice could redirect your life. Or someone else’s. Don’t think about how your world would be different if