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CROSSING THE CARO-LINE: Over the Pacific

CAROLINE REN Editor in Chief In June, for the first time in seven years and for the third time in my entire life, I visited China, a place as familiar as it is foreign to me. Though I could mostly understand the widely-spoken Mandarin, I was unable to read any …

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IN THE RICE BOX: In Defense of… Me

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief To the stranger at Shaka’s who asked about my future plans and then proceeded to criticize them, perhaps it’s the senioritis kicking in full swing, but I don’t care about your opinion. At this point in our senior year, most of us have been badgered …

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Write or Wong? — (Non-Cheesy) Advice on Being You

KAYIU WONG Staff Writer As teens, the pressures of academic, social and familial expectations can easily engulf us. The fear of not receiving an A in our hardest class, the dread of being compared to a sibling or even the agitation of not being as skinny as that one friend …

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Nate’s Nation — FIFA Lifts Ban on Religious Tur-bans

NATE GARCIA Sports Editor With the 2014 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup approaching in 63 days, people around the world are preparing for the event, some by approving travel plans and others by finishing building new stadiums. Other ways in which people are preparing for the event …

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IN THE RICE BOX: To the Worrying Warriors

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief As the college admission decision season (thankfully) draws to a close, this long month has undoubtedly taken a toll on all those involved. I’ve seen friends elated over decisions, while others were devastated by rejections and wait lists. I’ve seen friends proudly announce their decision …

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WRITE OR WONG – Barbie: A Setback to Female Empowerment

KAYIU WONG Staff Writer Every year, Sports Illustrated (SI) releases their annual Swimsuit Issue in recognition of the swimsuit industry. Featuring fashion models wearing swimsuits at beach locales, the edition is perhaps one of the most hyped up issues of the year. However, this year’s edition brought even more commotion. …

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IN THE RICE BOX: Pass on the Prom

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief Excuse me if I seem to lack the enthusiasm that prom typically elicits from most seniors. It’s not that I think prom is overrated, but— Actually, wait. It’s exactly that. Prom, to me, is just another socializing opportunity. Granted, it’s a social scene that exceeds …

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IN THE RICE BOX: Confessions of a Hoarder

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief Before we jump to conclusions, I’d like to clarify that the likes of me can’t be found on the popular television show Hoarders. While the typical hoarder collects countless tangible items that are oftentimes considered trash, I instead have accrued hundreds of electronic drafts of …

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IN THE RICE BOX: Who’s Got Talent?

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief Tick. Tock. My eyes frantically scan the room, desperate for a source of motivation and a break from my laptop screen. On it was the same question that I spent half an hour staring at, baffled by its simplicity yet its clear implications. Talk about …

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