A City, Scarcely Illuminated

A City, Scarcely Illuminated

by José Andrés Jurado Vadillo, MA ’16 Digression in pastel green no. 1 Let me lick the cold, corrugated metal Put my arm around cold silhouettes,…

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Being Asian

Being Asian

By Yifei Wu ’19  “Did you make any white friends?” My mom uttered this question last week during our weekly phone call at 9am on…

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Bollywood Boy Goes to India

Bollywood Boy Goes to India

by Stephen Munzer ’17 As the taxi driver swerved around another truck into oncoming traffic for the third time, I found myself in awe. I had…

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Lost in Translation: Pants vs. Trousers

Lost in Translation: Pants vs. Trousers

IWB’s comic strip column is a space for exploring cross-cultural encounters through the revealing, yet light-hearted lens of humour. Our new series, titled “Lost in Translation,” narrates…

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Giving Back and Raising the Bar

Giving Back and Raising the Bar

by Hawasatu Dumbaya PhD ’18 I am currently a PhD candidate in the Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology program at Brown University. My research focuses on…

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What's your name?

What’s your name?

By An Truong ’17 “Hi! What’s your name?” In that moment, international students are often internally conflicted, trying to search for an appropriate answer to…

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