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The Bittersweet Truth of Friendships

Lena Dunham’s “Girls” wrapped up its third season last month on a bleak note. The four girls are falling apart — Jessa’s a drug addict, Shoshanna didn’t graduate, Marnie is miserable and Hannah is fighting with her boyfriend. But they’re also falling apart from each other; their friendships are decaying.[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Through Campus Groups, Diversity is Celebrated

I have always been used to diversity and difference. In Myanmar, I attended an international school where my classmates were the children of foreign diplomats from all over the world. I attended high school in New York City where the student body was 60 percent Asian and the school atmosphere[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

A Taste of Home in the District

Since this is my final Gluten Freedom column, I thought that there would be nothing better to do than to come full circle: discovering the food that I love at home in my second home. Homesickness comes in a lot of forms: when you’re stressed out and all you want[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

An Ode to Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia: the land of the free and the home of the Braves. Situated in the heart of arguably the greatest state in the U.S., Atlanta serves as a cultural hub for the southeastern part of the country. It’s a city of many monikers and even more rappers, but above[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

Getting Fully Charged

In the United States, we aren’t very good with energy conservation. Our first instinct when we feel cold is to crank up the heat, and we complain about anything short of climate perfection. We leave the lights on and keep appliances plugged in when not in use. There’s a good[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Snape Doesn’t Deserve Your Sympathy

This is my penultimate column, which feels weird. But since it is my senior year and the end is nigh, it’s time to talk about my biggest pop culture pet peeve: Severus Snape and the people who love him. This is a rant I’ve been sitting on for almost seven[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 5 comments Guide Columns

Women Leaders Empower at Home and on Campus

I grew up as an only child, greatly coddled by my parents who believed that I could do anything I wanted. I was afforded many luxuries, including my mother’s support and care as she stayed at home to raise me. Although my mother graduated from college and had career prospects,[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

How Music Mirrors a Generation

George Gershwin, renowned pianist and composer, once stated: “True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today.” His remark highlights an ongoing issue that is often found at the center of musical debates: the historical relevance[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Forgotten Female Figures

We are quickly approaching the end of March, and with it, the end of Women’s History month. The close of this month reminds me that, as a history major, I end up studying a lot of the same sorts of things. I often jokingly describe my major as “Dead White[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Fine Dining Found in My Home-Cooked Hits

For many college students, spring break is a time for travelling the world, tanning in South Beach in Miami or visiting family and friends back in the comforts of home. For a foodie and a homebody such as myself, relaxing and eating were number one and number two, respectively, on[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide