Widgets Magazine


Crying wolf

“Petals off a Peony,” the title of my biweekly column, refers to my mother’s hometown of Luoyang, China, which is known as the City of Peonies. A single working mother and immigrant, she is the... Read More »

Textbook capitalism

The average American college student spends $1,200  on textbooks and supplies per year, according to the College Board. I probably don’t have to tell you that, though — most of The Daily’s... Read More »

Confederate controversy

“They’ve forgotten about us.” I don’t remember where I heard this, perhaps somewhere in the small town of Blacksburg, Virginia, but the context was definitely political. The IRS is always out... Read More »

Healthcare is a right

“After graduating college 10 years ago, I was without health coverage. I developed appendicitis and had to have surgery. It was that or die. I had my student loan debt and accumulated new health... Read More »