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Jane Chong


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OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Rethinking Young Trustee (MCSP)

This year, 14 people applied to be Young Trustee. This embarrassing number reflects-and reinforces-the negative perception among students that only a certain kind of leader, institutional insider,...


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UnMasking commonality

After moving to the suburbs in the seventh grade, I developed an unoriginal theory for why all the pretty, itty-bitty blonde girls sat together at lunch and traveled together with the coordinated...


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Housing? Justify it

Consider the following thought experiment. Joe and John are close friends-so close, in fact, you might mistake them for brothers. They live in what you might call a wonderland, a stately complex...


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Financial aid supplication

For a high school senior, the worst part about filling out the College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is not the $9 fee. Nor is it the additional $16 charge per college. The real tribulations...


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Getting off track

What are you doing next year?" I am thinking about law school. Cue polite approval from my acquaintance on the C-2. She has no way of knowing that my "plans" boil down to this semester's...


OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Ducks are not hot

Spring is in the air. Rush is in the works. Self-consciousness is a recurring theme on our campus, with or without the special seasonal variation thrust upon us by a formal system of selection and...

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