Changing Faces: “Westerning” Facial Features through Surgery

Changing Faces: “Westerning” Facial Features through Surgery

When Katie* ’14 was in high school, she used to use a glue strip on her eyelid to create a temporary crease and to boost her self-confidence. Without the artificial double eyelid, she felt “ugly” and believed that people judged her for having smaller eyes. Finally, before she left for college, Katie got an upper […]

Taking the High Road

Taking the High Road

As Sophia* drove down her street on the way to a party, her excitement gradually turned into paranoia. It took a conscious effort for her to focus on the road, and the laughter of her three friends became distracting rather than encouraging. After only a few minutes, she decided to pull over. “While I was […]

Talking It Over

Camden* ’15 walks over to the brown couch and sits blankly for about a minute. He observes the scenic paintings on the walls and takes note of the five tissue boxes dispersed around the room. The silence is not awkward but instead a comforting stillness. Camden engages in small talk with the kind, wiry man […]

Facebook Facade

Last year, University of Michigan freshman Jonathan Felker ’14 changed his Facebook name to “nutsackface.’’ It was part of a tradition where seniors change their Facebook names to a pun or a joke so colleges can’t find their postings. For Felker, the tradition backfired. “My dean was emailed by a college, alerting him about my […]

A Family Affair

Emma, You have a birthday on Aug. 5, and you are from Zhanjiang in the Guangdong Province of China. While we don’t know for sure what happened, I believe that your birth mother must have cared about you very much, but she couldn’t take care of a child as she wanted to. She kept you […]

A Family Affair

Emma, You have a birthday on Aug. 5, and you are from Zhanjiang in the Guangdong Province of China. While we don’t know for sure what happened, I believe that your birth mother must have cared about you very much, but she couldn’t take care of a child as she wanted to. She kept you […]

Parenting Under the Influence

It was dark and neither Billy* ‘14 nor his younger sibling could see from their positions in the backseat of the car their father was driving. It was Thanksgiving, and the family was on its way back from dinner. Billy, then 8, felt a jolt of fear as the car lurched off the road, onto […]

No Reservations

M Street Coffee 13251 Moorpark St Sherman Oaks 1.2 miles from Harvard-Westlake Yelp Price Range $ Local art is displayed around the coffee shop and is available for purchase. Artists’ names and prices of the works are listed underneath. Free Wi-Fi Cups are compostable and made with renewable resources Our picks: chai latte, mocha ice-blended, […]

Dying to be thin

When Aurora* ’14 woke up on the floor of the dance locker room, she thought she must have died. Her first instinct was to reach for her thighs. “Nope,” she thought, “these are still here.” If she had died, she thought, at least she would be skinny. She had fainted and been unconscious for all […]

Obscure places on campus

Most students probably know the school’s campus like the backs of their hands. They know the shorter alternative routes  to get to class as well as which stairs are less arduous to climb. Yet, there are still some nooks and crannies of campus that remain less known. While many faculty members regularly climb the stairs […]