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Art by Christine Nelson The classic story: Boy becomes friends with girl, boy likes girl, girl doesn’t like boy back, friendzoned again! Except not really. The argument I’m going to give will be in heteronormative terms. For that, I apologize, but it makes the process of arguing simpler if I apply it to the cases […]
Art by Christine Nelson In the last week alone, I have had a friend deal with death in her family, another friend deal with a breakup and an additional friend deal with the pressures of life after college. So as I grappled with how to effectively be supportive, I had to ask myself, how can […]
Art by Christine Nelson With the recent box office success of movies like “The Dark Knight” trilogy and “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” it has become clear that superhero stories carry clout in the entertainment world. And yet despite their remarkable success, most people still write off superhero films and comic books as lacking depth of […]
Can saying ‘no’ open more doors than ‘yes’?
Boycott the Oscars? Not the answer
Art by Christine Nelson A gifted, yet self-doubting protagonist is given a quest that will test his might, skill and very character. He knows he will face numerous obstacles along the way, but with a bit of help from the wise and the mystical, he emerges victorious in the end, having learned more about life […]
Back in the ‘Bu is harder year two. EL
Familiar places, brand new faces: year two Malibu. EL
Art by Christine Nelson I will forever remember the day that my maid, whom I affectionately called “ayi,” or “auntie” told me that she had no “hukou,” or residency. Having just finished my bath, my 6-year-old self wobbled into her Harry Potter-esque room under the stairwell and crawled under her covers. As I lamented that […]
Art by Christine Nelson My first day at Pepperdine culturally shocked me. I finally understood what people meant by the expression of the American “melting pot” and how different cultures have melted into creating a single American culture. I clearly remember an ethnically Chinese student sitting next to me in COM 180, speaking in a […]