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Featured Experience: Expiration Date

Charlie Rosgen and Charlie Rosgen

September 23, 2017


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This past summer, after traveling around Europe, and on my way back into the United States, I was greeted, not by a “Welcome to SFO” sign, but by a threat to be sent back to Germany. I am currently on a visa which grants me full and legal entry to the U.S. until 2019. For the past two years, I...

Featured Experience: Wait, I’m Not Racist!

Milo Levine and Milo Levine

September 23, 2017


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This summer, I spent my time doing what any kind-hearted white liberal elitist would do: volunteering in a socioeconomically challenged minority community. Now, I could talk about how rewarding it was, or how humbled it made me feel, but although I was both rewarded and humbled by the experience, I feel...

Featured Experience: Love

Michael Diamandakis, Michael Diamandakis, and Michael Diamandakis

September 23, 2017


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When we talk of love, for the most part we talk of people, or things. I love my mom, I love beating anyone and everyone in 2k (try me, you won’t), and I love Bob’s Donuts so unconditionally that it’s become a character flaw. When I went to study in Boston this summer, I expected to fall in love...

Featured Experience: Out of Fashion

Featured Experience: Out of Fashion

Ava Finn

September 23, 2017


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I am a 16-year-old high school student, and I spent almost half of my summer living alone in the biggest city in the United States. New York City was filled with people who had places to be, and as I stood in front of the Parsons School of Design building, I realized that I did, too. Living alone requires...

Featured Experience: Differences to Rub Off

Featured Experience: Differences to Rub Off

Dahlia Zail and Dahlia Zail

September 23, 2017


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Jaw-droppingly long lines flowed to the snack bar window of the Parkside Cafe, and by two o'clock I was sweating. I was on ice cream duty, responsible for all the smoothies, ice creams, and shakes that people ordered. Every time I finished a stack of orders, I would look to my left, and a new, even bigger...