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Commentary: Real dating happens offline

Last week, I was sitting with my friends in the Campus Center like I usually do between classes when I overheard a friend of mine talking about someone she had an interest in.

Commentary: Taking control, one day at a time

Today I got up late, about 11 a.m. Compared to some of my other friends, that’s pretty early. But then again, we are in college.

Commentary: Chauvin trial is a sigh of relief but there is more work to be done

George Floyd died May 25, 2020, at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on his neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds. Just one month short of the one-year anniversary of the tragic day, justice was served and Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. 

Commentary: Social media activism needs to be more than performative

In light of the disgusting hate and violence targeted at the Asian community, many online platforms have been taking action to diminish hate speech and threats toward Asians.

Commentary: My grandfather’s homecoming united my family

Growing up, I spent my entire life knowing only one of my grandparents from both sides of my family. My grandmother, Wanda, is the best grandmother I could ever ask for as she has taken care of me like she was my mother. But a part of me always wanted to know more. This year has been full of surprises, and luckily I had the pleasure of meeting my grandfather for the first time ever.

Commentary: Quarantine life in Vietnam is an unexpected plot twist

Being an international student and being stuck in a foreign country in the midst of a once-in-a century pandemic was the last thing I had in mind when imagining how my freshman year of college would pan out. 

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