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Who Am I? by Soo Min Oh

Who Am I? by Soo Min Oh

The unstable boundary between adolescence and adulthood may be one of the most confusing parts of life. I also experienced agonizing growing pains in return for my becoming an adult. In the end, all the countless worries that disturbed my mind were actually parts of…

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Viriginia Woolf And Hilma Af Klint: Two Possibilities In One Era By Zhihan Wang

Viriginia Woolf And Hilma Af Klint: Two Possibilities In One Era By Zhihan Wang

In Virginia Woolf’s book A Room of One’s Own, she outlined the living conditions that she believed women and artists need to be able to work and live a fulfilled life. Woolf believed that money is an important element for women and artists to be…

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My Coldest Winter By Chai Hyeon Lim

My Coldest Winter By Chai Hyeon Lim

After twelve hours of sore flight, I landed on a beautiful, and sparsely populated peaceful island country called New Zealand. From 1841 to 1907, NZ was once claimed as a colony of England. Their influences are found on New Zealanders, such as their accent, which…

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Beauty Begins The Moment You Decide To Be Yourself By Farwah Rizvi

Beauty Begins The Moment You Decide To Be Yourself By Farwah Rizvi

I will begin my essay by explaining my interpretation of the title, which was inspired by a quote from Coco Chanel. I have always felt that the word “beauty” has been mistaken only for the outward appearance, and it seldom encompasses the inner splendor of…

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Animals Equal Food? By Yijing Wang

Animals Equal Food? By Yijing Wang

Countless species live in the world: human beings, animals, plants. We should love and treasure one another because God created us and hoped we could become friends. However, many humans kill, trap and use animals to make profits. They torture animals, separate their families, cut…

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Stephen Shore: The Angry Young Man Still Has His Camera by Tom Yoannidis

Stephen Shore: The Angry Young Man Still Has His Camera by Tom Yoannidis

Stephen Shore, the Museum of Modern Art’s five-decade retrospective on the artist, is not only a celebration of one of the most significant photographers of our time but also a celebration of photography and documentary for their own sake. This exhibition of over five hundred…

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Marina: A Woman (Review Of A Fantastic Woman) by Marisa Wedlock

Marina: A Woman (Review Of A Fantastic Woman) by Marisa Wedlock

Sebastián Lelio’s current film A Fantastic Woman doesn’t fall short of the fervent adjective in its title. Lelio’s choice to cast Daniela Vega in the main role of Marina was nothing other than genius, and she provided the film with the raw, powerful antidote that…

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All Of The Lights by Carlos Vela Castillo

All Of The Lights by Carlos Vela Castillo

Growing up I lived in an apartment building that had paper thin walls that made for a lack of privacy. The neighbors next to us used to argue into the late hours of the night. My mom would complain about them keeping her up at…

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Table For One  by Swati Sharma

Table For One  by Swati Sharma

It’s funny how no restaurants have yet embraced the concept of a table for one. Sure, if you ask the waiter, they’ll guide you to a table for two, more precisely, a table with an additional vacant chair, and you can enjoy your afternoon discussing…

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My Love/Semi-Hate Relationship With Rice by Chu Wang

My Love/Semi-Hate Relationship With Rice by Chu Wang

From the first spoonful of tasteless porridge to the warm fluffy bowls of steamed rice that I eat today, rice has always been by my side. Rice has always been a food that connects me to my home and my family. My relationship with rice…

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