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Cherishing Christmas: Comparing holiday traditions now to those of previous years

Cherishing Christmas: Comparing holiday traditions now to those of previous years

Emily Xia

December 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

here’s no holiday like Christmas. Sure, Halloween, Thanksgiving and New Year’s all have their perks, but Christmas holds a special place in my heart. As a young child, as soon as December came around, I would be prancing in my living room listening to “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph t...

Coming out of my shell: Forgiving Failures

Coming out of my shell: Forgiving Failures

Emily Xia

November 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

look at the clock. 2:35 a.m. How could I let this happen again? It seems like every morning I tell myself that I can sleep earlier and get more work done, but I get home, procrastinate and suddenly it’s 2:00 a.m., and I still have two classes’ worth of homework to do. When I was in elem...

Coming out of my shell: Cautious choices

Coming out of my shell: Cautious choices

Emily Xia

October 25, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

ast Thursday, I was faced with a dilemma. I was sitting on my couch, ready to nestle in for a good nap, when my mom told me that we would be eating out for dinner. Disappointed at being forced out of my precious sleep time, I was then asked the dreaded question: “Where do you want to go to eat?...

Coming out of my shell: tortoise troubles

Coming out of my shell: tortoise troubles

Emily Xia

September 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

f I had to compare myself to an animal, I would be a tortoise. To be completely honest, admitting that is quite embarrassing, as tortoises aren’t exactly the most celebrated role models of the animal kingdom. But I’ve found it to be true — not in the sense that I move slowly (although this ...