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Changing Faces: “Westerning” Facial Features through Surgery

Angela Chon April 29, 2015

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...

Photo illustration by Jacob Goodman

Taking the High Road

Jessica Spitz March 18, 2015

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...

Talking It Over

Leily Arzy January 14, 2015

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...

Facebook Facade

Jacob Goodman October 14, 2014

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...

A Family Affair

Jacob Goodman May 28, 2014

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...

A Family Affair

Carly Berger May 27, 2014

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...

Parenting Under the Influence

Sydney Foreman April 30, 2014

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...

No Reservations

Emily Segal March 21, 2014

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...

Dying to be thin

Sydney Foreman November 13, 2013

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...

Obscure places on campus

James Hur October 15, 2013

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...

Big names of campus

Sophie Kupiec-Weglinski October 15, 2013

Names like Seaver, Chalmers, Rugby and Mudd are all used daily to describe where classes are taught, where a test will take place or where to meet up with a friend. Before the names were signs on buildings,...

American Mosaic

Enya Huang April 24, 2013

Japan Some countries, including Japan, turn somber themes into celebratory opportunities. For example, "Obon is the honoring of the dead; there’s ancestor worship. We just go for food and friends," mathematics...

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