A flower of friendship in the midst of uncertainty

I am sacrificing my time and sleep to call a few of my old friends at 2:30 a.m. on a Saturday night. We reminisce over the times when we got mad at each other, stayed up late watching movies, tried disgusting food together, drooled over our celebrity crushes, and spent our last days together. We […]

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Learning beyond physical barriers

“The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” – Morrie Schwartz from Tuesdays With Morrie That is exactly what this book has to offer: a slow and steady journey between the realms of life and death; a dying old professor’s last words that sometimes ring so true that the […]

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Pressure builds momentum towards future

The golden-colored numbers hanging on the railing above Parker Hall flickers in front of my eyes, reminding me of the number of days until my graduation. The number takes me back to the time when this moment was all a future to be awaited. A time when I was intimidated by the horrifying stress resulting […]

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Johnny finds his sons: a Swish-A-Thon troll reflects

Talentless, jobless, and shameless people often tend to make troll teams… Or should I say: athletic, charitable, and entertaining people end up in troll teams. I happen to be one of those people who often show up in troll teams, not only the latter characteristics but a mixture of all those six traits.   I […]

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In God I trust

Daeun-aa, You must be six-years-old by now. Although I am pretty sure that you would not even know how the “E” of English sounds like, just try your best to follow. Even though there is an eleven-years age gap between us, I do have something to say to you. It will be those normal days […]

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Fading away

I remember her. Looking at the pictures from my childhood, around nine years ago. She was all alone, sitting in the yard, holding her small, pink backpack, as if it was her armor against all these new faces. The first day, of course, did not seem easy for her. While the kids were running all […]

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JSB downpour unites Adcresco

“Guys, it’s raining! Again!!” It seemed like a mess. Everyone was running around and trying to get things done. This was going to be quite an experience. Every year, one of the most awaited events is the Junior-Senior Banquet — JSB. Generally, the sophomores are responsible for organizing it, and the juniors and seniors attend […]

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You’ve changed, but I love you.

I see them smile and walk towards me. I do not recognize them from afar, but as they stroll towards me, they appear familiar. As they greet me, I finally recognize them. They are my parents. When I reached the Hyderabadi airport, the feeling of home greeted me. The thick tropical wind rushed through the […]

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Someone’s suffering is sadder than my own

There is this one person I have come to admire the most. In the beginning, it was quite a challenge to understand her, since we basically spoke different languages. She spoke from the adult world, and I spoke from the short naive life that I lived. However, in the process of getting to know each […]

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Passport renewal a minor step for a new major

“Major or minor?” asked the man at the counter. “Uhh … uh … minor.  Oh, sorry, major. Now,”  I replied hesitantly, with an answer that left me fumbling with the identification papers in my hand. Left in shock, I could not comprehend the papers in my hand as I started handing out random sheets to […]

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