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“Wait, I thought you said you were a vegan,” my friend Joey said when he saw me getting a drumstick. “No. I’m a part-time vegan! I eat most of my meals vegan, but I sometimes eat meat if I feel I need to,” I said. “Just call yourself an “˜omnivore.’ There is no shame of letting people know you eat meat. Stop this “˜part-time vegan’ B.S. Your part-time vegan thing literally means omnivore.” No, a...

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In order to accommodate the shortage of qualified American employees in industrial fields, Hillary Clinton has proposed to give green cards to international students who have advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Despite its potential benefits for the national economy, the bill inadvertently causes new problems: it diminishes individual freedom to explore education, initiates the unequal distribution of high-quality STEM workforce in the U.S. and in other developing countries and creates imbalanced...

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While the first year is marked by fresh excitement, sophomores across the campus acknowledge the eventual loss of enthusiasm for school and the experience of fatigue in their second year. They always feel hurried and pressured by the unceasing cycle of deadlines and of events such as preliminary career preparations, study abroad plans, research and scholar grant info sessions, internship searching, major declaration and involvement in simultaneous activities. The heavy loads of work push students...

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For the last few years, bubble tea (also known as “boba milk tea”) has begun to grow in stature in the American beverage world. Despite the fact that it is a newcomer to American palates, the Taiwanese drink has attracted fans with its combination of sweet milk tea and chewy tapioca pearls. The funky combination of chewing and drinking has helped it join many college students’ lists of favorite drinks. When walking into a bubble...

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“Joey, I cannot believe he gave me a B minus on this essay. Another B for this class? My performance is worsening. This is shocking!” Okay, don’t call me a humblebrag, but that was my very honest reaction as I saw a B minus on my art history essay. For a formerly straight-A kid who was very serious about education, a B could mean the collapse of the world. These few lower grades mired me...