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Rethinking duck syndrome

I write this article on Oct. 21, hardly a month since I began college on Sept. 20. Days simply float by, and I feel giddy, whether I’m observing bizarre dorm conversations or debugging code alone for six straight hours until 4 a.m. When people ask, “How’s college?” or “How are you?” I mean it when…

What is (self) love?

The beginning of the new year has already kicked off. Some of us made a worthwhile compilation of New Year’s resolutions, while many of us simply never got around to creating these wishful lists simply because we either would rather continue enjoying life as it is or because we procrastinated on writing resolutions. Regardless of…

Coming alive

The first two weeks of this quarter, I found myself in a funk. Each morning, I would wake up with a sinking feeling in my chest — anxious and filled with a million plans, with only 24 hours to fit them all in. Between shopping 30+ units, dealing with personal relationships, studying for looming midterms, and upcoming…