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Elizabeth Y. Sun

Elizabeth Y. Sun '19 is an Associate Editorial Chair for Op-Eds and Staff Editorial Writer living in Eliot House. She is studying Social Studies and is originally from Macomb, Michigan. Her interests include politics, ethnicity, and travel.

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Columns

Real Friends

The worst part of my depression was the loneliness caused by my impulsive desire to isolate myself.

Columns

Why Palm Readers Make Good Counselors

Her explanations as to why I ought to do these things may have been pseudoscience, but the positive habits she helped me adopt were not.

Columns

Lies or Excuses?

Most of the colds I had sophomore year weren’t actually colds. They were depression.

Columns

Counseling. How.

If you need help, go get it. Far too many of us have dealt with mental illness or know a friend who suffers from it to stay quiet.

Columns

My Love Affair With Ibuprofen

It is only through the superficial happiness of antidepressants that I was able to achieve the real happiness that I feel today.

Op-Eds

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.

Op-Eds

Evil Women

When a woman blunders, she mars the face of all womankind. Yet this idea of generalizability applies only to women, not to men.

Op-Eds

I am Not Your Enemy

Using exaggeration and shame to deny the tension of real nuances is both ignorant and irresponsible.

Op-Eds

​130 Pounds

If real change is to be made against the social discrimination towards non-models, it cannot simply be about accepting yourself. It must also be about expecting acceptance from others.

Columns

​We the Meritocracy

In between all the my-god-please-learn-how-to-suck-it-up fits, there were more than enough moments where I couldn’t help thinking bitterly that the expectations being put onto them were unreasonably high.

Columns

​To Those Who Made Me Cry

I might have been alone, but my race is not a race of one.

Columns

Lost in Kyoto

Standing in a busy Kyoto subway corridor quite far from my "current location" and "home," I was the most lost I've ever been.

Editorials

Dissent: An Unnecessary Investment

As managers of such enormous endowments, institutions like Yale and Harvard have a responsibility to use their resources to further the mission of the institutions. Investing in companies who profit by destroying our future is incompatible with Harvard’s mission.

Op-Eds

Fantasizing Flint

We have crises not because they are unavoidable, but because when we are too close and too influential, we are also too tired and entangled.

Op-Eds

Change

Because those slips of identity that I wrote down can’t be throw away.

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