“Kau-dher”
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“Kau-dher”

by Faima Quadir Qadr(قَادِر) – power; one of the 100 names of God in Islam, meaning “Almighty.” I went to preschool in the basement of a church in suburban New Jersey. I did not realize it at the time, but in hindsight the room with stained glass windows and columns of benches was definitely a … Continue reading

Imposter Syndrome
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Imposter Syndrome

by Grace Lee I’m friends with a lot of brilliant people. Not to brag, but it’s true – they’re intelligent, mature, empathetic, and passionate. They’re the kind of people who excel in life, who win flashy awards, write brilliant papers, and get accepted to prestigious programs. However, very few of them, if any, feel like … Continue reading

On Latency
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On Latency

by Emma Bernstein Latent. /ˈlātnt/. Adjective. In biology: “(of a bud, resting stage, etc.) – lying dormant or hidden until circumstances are suitable for development or manifestation.” In medicine: “(of a disease) in which the usual symptoms are not yet manifest.” In speech: “(of a quality or state) existing but not yet developed or manifest; … Continue reading

An Ode to The Six Most Absurd—and Unique—Team Mascots
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An Ode to The Six Most Absurd—and Unique—Team Mascots

by Emma Bernstein From the ghosts that supposedly haunt Ithaca’s centuries-old buildings, to the various pumpkins that have been tossed, flaming, into gorges or been found perched atop the clocktower, to the legend of certain campus statues’ vested interest in the social construct of virginity, our school is no stranger to the unique or the … Continue reading