Managing my money before it was too late

When my dad first brought up finance management to me, I was still in elementary school and laughed at the idea. He was working to become a salesman at his company back then and pored over books on money management and investment every day.…

Op-ed: Enhancing our world view through foreign films

I was living in Michigan as a Chinese exchange student during my junior year of high school when my mother called to tell me about a new movie premiering in China. She was excited about the film and urged me to see it. But all I could say…

Op-ed: Unfamiliar names deserve proper pronounciation

While working in the journalism office last week, my boss asked me to make a list of a few common sounds in Chinese names that professors might find hard to pronounce. He was considering giving professors a short Chinese lesson at their…

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Who let the dogs out? Your Residence Directors

Benson sits in the lobby of the Colonial residence hall with his tail wagging as he eagerly waits for students to enter and say hello. He isn't an average resident of Colonial—he plays a different role: the resident dog. Michael Barcelo…

Op-ed: Admitting students for more than their race

Last August, several Asian-American students who Harvard rejected during fall 2018 filed a lawsuit accusing the institution for discriminating against Asian-Americans. They claimed Harvard holds higher standards for Asian-Americans than…

Asking is best policy for international students

When talking with my Emerson friends, I dread the inevitable moment when U.S. politics come up in conversation, because I know I will have nothing to say. As an international student, I am not very familiar with the topic and I don’t want…