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Carrying On: Vanity’s Affair

Carrying On: Vanity’s Affair

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04/07/2017

I am 12, or around that age, when my parents divorce without explanation. I tell myself it is simple: They just did not love each other anymore. Elizabeth Pankova I am 16 when my boyfriend defines our relationship under the mantra, “Whoever cheats first, dies first.”  Romantic, I know. It is he who tells me…

Open Access: When Doctors Keep Secrets

Open Access: When Doctors Keep Secrets

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04/07/2017

When my grandfather was diagnosed with stomach cancer, my mother decided not to tell him. Instead, she told him he was having surgery for an ulcer. We went along with it until the pathology report showed that the cancer was not, as we had hoped, in its early stages, but that he would need further…

Carrying On: An Open Letter to Latino Immigrants

Carrying On: An Open Letter to Latino Immigrants

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03/17/2017

Before his joint session speech to Congress on Feb. 28, Donald Trump called for a “compromise” on immigration. This move came in light of increased U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and deportations. But while Trump built much of his campaign around the promise to have ICE deport the “bad hombres,” these raids have…

Carrying On: Untangling the Art From the Artist

Carrying On: Untangling the Art From the Artist

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02/17/2017

I have always been in love with movies. Beautiful, gritty, or suspenseful, it doesn’t matter. When done right, a film has the power to place me in a different world, a world more dazzling, more terrifying, or more outlandish than the one in which I reside. A soaring piece of music, a particularly cutting dialogue…

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