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Graduation Hurdles: A Dialogue

Part One: Me: Hi! I have my graduation paperwork for my minor to signed. Office aide: Great, I’ll leave it for Professor [Redacted]. Me: Thanks! (leaves office) *phone rings on elevator ride down* Me: Hello? Office aide: Yeah, your paperwork is incomplete. You need your unofficial transcript and a personal statement. Me: But I didn’t need […]

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A Charter to COLLEGE

In East San Jose, passing the Tropicana Shopping Center on Story Road, bumping over the potholes on Alum Rock Avenue, or following VTA Route 22 on King Road, there’s no mistaking the charter schools if you know where to look. Typical examples include: a collection of bright yellow portables set up outside a preexisting elementary school, a closed post office repurposed and repainted green […]

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Breakfast Burrito of Disappointment

It’s 9:00 in the morning and I’ve melted into my favorite armchair (gray, pleather, extra squishy) in the English student lounge. In true super senior fashion, I’m only just finishing my reading for my afternoon class, Anne Fadiman’s familiar essay on ice cream. Since breakfast so far has only consisted of a coffee I grabbed from […]

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The Chase Is On

I like the idea of chasing something that (supposedly) doesn’t exist because even if you don’t catch it, the chase is going to take you to some interesting places. That being said, Atlantis does exist. I know, because that’s where I come from. Geologists will tell you that the Azores Islands were born from volcanic activity caused by […]

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