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Robot Girl

By: Ellen Xie

Smart phones have invaded. Wherever you go—the subway, a café, a concert—people are at it—tapping, swiping, and twisting their bulgy screens for the latest update of trivial importance. In China, the girls I meet watch Lady Gaga videos on a Chinese version of YouTube. The Korean dance, Gangnam Style, has become a worldwide phenomenon. Technology has and continues to bridge the cultural and language barriers designated by the boundaries of geography.

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The Maddening Prospects of De-Extinction

By: Ellen Xie

A 70's movie plays on television. A man wearing a white lab coat bends over glass tubes filled with some strange purple liquid...

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The Immeasurable Worth (or Worthlessness) of a Liberal Arts Education

By: Ellen Xie

Yesterday, an old family friend came to visit. Her daughter had been accepted to Yale, so they came from California to visit....

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American Media: Educating Citizens about Lindsay Lohan, Forgoing Climate Change

By: Ellen Xie

The lack of concern about climate change and environmental action still astounds me. Indeed, for those of us who have read up on the melting glaciers...

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The Inner World of Haruki Murakami

By: Ellen Xie

I spend most of my days in my head, listening to my thoughts. Days on end, and communicating with others takes effort, the courage to emerge from a mind numbed by seclusion.

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