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Let’s talk about grades, baby

Grades. My relationship with them is always changing. We’ve been best friends, worst enemies and everything in between. In high school, I used grades as a symbol of success. Unfortunately, the pressure of applying to college resulted in my almost unhealthy determination to maintain good grades. On the bright side, this same pressure also kept…

Escape from the bubble

It began in the Uber ride: The sickeningly sweet scent of an Air Wick car freshener assaulted my nostrils and, like a dog in one of Pavlov’s conditioning experiments, I knew then that it was really time to go. This year’s previous Uber experiences had only led me as far as the University Avenue construction…