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The (Invisible) Search for Common Soil

The (Invisible) Search for Common Soil

Sometimes, it’s the little moments in passing that unite us most.

What I Learned From My Extended Family

What I Learned From My Extended Family

My conjoined family is what is rooted behind everything I do and care for, and my most cherished memories are with them. However I can’t say I’ve always appreciated them, and it wasn’t until the summer of 2007, when I had to live with them, that I had to.

Two Doors Diverged in a Green and Yellow Wood

Two Doors Diverged in a Green and Yellow Wood

On dealing with an 18 year long culture shock.

Tangibility

Tangibility

“Touching me, touching you.” — “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond

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Intersecting Identities: Gender and Socioeconomic Status

Intersecting Identities: Gender and Socioeconomic Status

Reflections on social identity.

Avatars: The Legend of College

Avatars: The Legend of College

In which Aaraf ponders the myth of self-discovery amidst “the college experience.”

In A World Not My Own

In A World Not My Own

April 19, 2013: My first impression of Boston was of a closed and silent city during the Marathon bombing manhunt.

The Day I Went to Not Attend PAX East 2015

The Day I Went to Not Attend PAX East 2015

It’s been a year now, and I still remember the emotions I felt the day I went to not attend PAX East 2015.

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