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Yu '11: A multicultural babysitting experience

When I first came to Brown as an international first-year, I arrived on campus weary and jetlagged from 24 hours of traveling. I proceeded to spend the next few days absorbing information about my new surroundings and playing icebreaker games with my international orientation buddies.

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Yu '11: Busting the myths about card-swiping

It has been a few weeks since I stepped down as a cashier supervisor for Brown Dining Services, and I am still feeling the gaping hole in my life that comes from not having this huge responsibility and time commitment. I find it strange that I no longer receive emergency phone calls in the middle of ...

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Yu '11: Tiger mother? Dragon lady

Over this past winter break, I realized, with some surprise, that my Chinese-speaking, Chinese literature-teaching parents who reside in China are not, in fact, Chinese parents.  How did I come to this somewhat random and seemingly illogical realization? I used my extraordinary skills to reflect ...

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Sarah Yu '11: The graduate repining experience

The last 24 hours of my life have been filled with forgetting. No, I did not have any unfortunate experiences at Sex Power God, nor did I accidentally walk into a men's bathroom. Rather, I had begun the mind purging process that is necessary after any exam that requires one to "study" by rote memorization. ...

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Sarah Yu '11: Actually, let's talk about sex

I spent my formative adolescent years at an absurdly secular and progressive educational institution. One very important thing that my school's curriculum did to prepare me for my journey into the real world was provide honest, effective and informative sex education.

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Sarah Yu '11: More A's are okay

We've probably all been there — looking up a final transcript on Banner and seeing that dreaded "B" letter grade. The subsequent feeling is something akin to the final landing of a punch in the gut that you've been anticipating for a while, knowing that there was no one to blame but yourself for ...

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Sarah Yu '11: Get a room ... off campus

I am back this fall for my final year on campus, only this time, I'll be living off-campus. That's right: I'm in the process of fulfilling my final test toward becoming an independent young adult, mastering the ability to live, cook, clean and pay rent and bills all on my own.

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Sarah Yu '11: Post-graduation allocation

A student's journey through college education is about challenges. For us, this means thinking about and accepting ideas outside of what we have become accustomed to, realizing the potential in the cosmic grandeur of the universe and leveraging ourselves to be successful for the rest of our lives.

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