I am From Train Tracks and Busy Streets

by Vivian I am from train tracks and busy streets. From motorcycles rides through the city and instant noodles,The tofu on the streets that caused a round stomach – a baby so pure and so innocent. I am from red velvet slippers and jumping rope in the courtyard.From the big, mean girls who never let […]

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Hear my Thoughts

by Swesuny This piece was inspired by the current social and political climate in the writer’s hometown and abroad, in the United States.  It saddened me to see others look for faults in the other people, It saddened me to see others misjudge the other people, It saddened me to see others consider themselves higher […]

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Travel: Angkor Wat

What images float through your mind when you think about Cambodia? Do you see images where nature meets technology, and the ancient meets the modern? If so, then you’re already on your way to understanding a tiny piece of Cambodian culture. If you’re going to travel to Cambodia, then there are lots of places to […]

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A Society Cannot Stand Without Its Missing Piece

by Vivian He asked me what we overlooked. I told him love. The passionate one. The one that makes your skin crawl. Love that takes you to the edge of the universe and beyond. I was in love once. I might be again. He asked me if I’ve ever been in love. I told him […]

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A Note on John McCain

by Mark Kodama The passing of Sen. John McCain does not mark the end of an era but the passing of the baton. A lot has been said about the great void he has left.  But it is clear to me that this country – and this is one of the hallmarks of a great […]

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Travel: The Dwell Hotel

Overview  Chattanooga, Tennessee is known for many things. From the beautiful Tennessee river that runs through the city, to the beautiful Appalachian mountains that frame it, it is truly a tourist’s playground. Chattanooga is also well known for being the site of many battles during the Civil War. As a result, Chattanooga has a wealth […]

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What is Anthropology to Anthropologists?

by 罗子禾 At a social event that took place not so long ago, I met a group of anthropologists, some of whom recently received their PhD’s. I have always thought that scientists are a strange bunch. They tend to not place so much value on monetary gains in life. Instead, they spend their time digging […]

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