One Year of a Pandemic – Will 2021 Bring Normalcy?

Featured Illustration: Kelly Marcelle Malka It’s nearing a year since quarantine has started going into effect in several states across the country. A year of mask-wearing, test-taking, COVID party shaming, and much more. This past year has been filled with loss, grief, adaptability, and uncertainty. But one thing is certain: things will never be the…

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My Grandma’s Story Stuck Abroad: International Travel Amidst a Pandemic

Featured Image: Edho Pratama When my grandmother, her sister, and her mother left Canada in the early weeks of 2020, they aimed to fulfill Gayra Nani’s (great-grandmother’s) final wishes. She was battling the final stages of breast cancer and at 99 years old, her condition only continued to worsen. She longed to spend time in…

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Learning and Unlearning with Debby Nguyen: The Power of Culture & Medicine

Featured Image: New Degree Press Debby Nguyen is the author of her debut nonfiction book: Pills, Teas, and Songs, a New York Times-featured poet, and a Pharmacy and Data Science student at Northeastern University. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Briefly discuss Pills, Teas, and Songs: Stories of Medicine Around the World…

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We Need to Memorialise the Stories of our South Asian Female Elders Before It’s Too Late

Featured Illustration: Joey Guidone We often forget the legacies of those before us, legacies that lift us up and constantly inspire us. So much of human history has been memorialised through stories of love, war, and tragedy. Through navigating and talking about our own family histories, we can also add our own pieces to this…

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Keep Voices Down, This is a Quiet Zone

Featured Image: Valentin Antonini I was a loud kid. Not shouting on the playground, tear-stricken tantrum in the grocery store loud, but I’d rather hear the sound of myself talking than silence at any given time loud. It’s an ailment many suffer from, even into adulthood. And as it turns out, a chronic need to…

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Are You Taking Revenge by Procrastinating Your Bedtime?

Featured Illustration: Shoko Ishida Have you ever heard of revenge bedtime procrastination? You might have or not, but it is a phenomenon I believe many of us will relate to. Have you ever had a rough day, filled with chores and responsibilities — be it work, home, or school? You then end the day exhausted…

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Symmetry in a World Out of Kilter

Featured Illustration: Lena Shevchuk “When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” -Khalil Gibran . . . My father would have appreciated the symmetry of the date he died — 12.1.21 — and would have commented on…

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