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You Should’ve Seen It Coming

The point is that how we handle Charlottesville is incredibly important. What we say next matters, because it can lead to either change or complacency, acceptance, or denial.

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Contextualizing Notions of Fairness in College Admissions

There is a significant portion of the Asian community who believes that people like me are getting the upper hand in college admissions.

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Big Brother’s PC Culture

In the wake of this censorship, the attitudes and ideas eschewed by PC vocabulary are becoming increasingly inexpressible.

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Not Just “Asian”

It is precisely because my parents have sacrificed so much for my education that I, an Asian American, find affirmative action necessary for a fair definition of merit.

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Trump’s Tragedy

Trump is a tragic figure; he is an agent of change like his voters wanted, but every change he makes worsens our nation while merely filling the void of political progress with empty divisive rhetoric.

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The Myth of Meritocratic Admissions at Harvard

But if you think Harvard is a meritocracy, I have news for you: It is not, and has never been. This notion is a sham—a myth fabricated to make Harvard students feel that everyone has earned their spot here on their own merit.

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Asian Americans Are Not Tools

The insertion of perceived “white discrimination” into Asian American perspectives on college admissions by people who are not Asian American is an attempt to use our struggles against racist national contexts to promote the very structures that have disempowered us.

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President Trump’s Transgender Transgressions

For ten years, I led soldiers as an officer in the United States Army, and I know that we can effectively integrate transgender soldiers into the military.

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I'm a Female Minority at Harvard, and This is Why I Support PC Culture

I’m not sorry that you feel like you can’t freely express your prejudiced thoughts—not when you want to do so at the expense of another person’s existence.

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Ethical Economics, Not Ethics vs. Economics

We must embrace complexity where it exists and deviate from simple narratives when they fail to explain the nuances of the economic dilemmas we face.

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Social, Without the Media

Social media can feel like a competition. People try to outdo each other with the quality and rate of their posts, but for what prize?

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Final Clubs, Episode III: The Empire Strikes Out

I finally know why the Ringling Bros. Circus closed in May: It was getting too much competition from Harvard.

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Harvard’s Next President Should Be an Activist

We need someone who will not claim to know what’s best for their students by ignoring what those students—who are actually best positioned to know—are asking for.

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To Be or Not To Be a Nasty Woman?

Where is the line drawn between characterizing a women as strong for standing up for herself versus characterizing her as something to arrest, ill-behaved—even nasty?

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Happiness and Ancient Limits

I’ve realized it’s important to not rely on anyone else’s definition of happiness or its often-conflated brother, success. Happiness is not always success, nor is the converse always true.