Author Archives for Yuri Iwahara

Me v. Wild


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Before I spent a semester abroad in London, I vaguely knew how to take care of myself. Had I been dropped out of an airplane and into foreign territory, I would have survived for perhaps a day or just until my cereal bars ran out. Shockingly, my brief stay in... Read More


Bee Wars


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This past weekend, our room had an intruder that tried to break in on not just one but two separate occasions. On Sunday, this demon made its presence known by a tell-tale buzzing sound. The kind of high-pitched nasally hum that feels like something invaded your ear canal and started... Read More


The Condemning Concentration


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Earlier this week, I received an email that may or may not determine the rest of my path through life. “Congratulations, your concentration has been approved. Please contact your concentration advisor if you have any questions.” And there’s my name in bolded letters. Followed by the words “A.B.” and “English.”


Cry Me a River


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Last week was a pretty rough time for me. I won’t pour all of my miseries out on this article, but for the first few days of that week, I cried roughly seven times a day. I cried to friends, I cried to myself, I cried to acquaintances that I’m... Read More


What’s in the Mini-Fridge?


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I rarely refrigerate anything in my room. Mostly, it’s because I tend to forget about things I’ve put in there until it’s too late. I like to spare the tragedies by just avoiding its use altogether, but sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. I decided to... Read More


Professors Fit for the Runway


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by Yuri Iwahara This semester, I have been *blessed* with having some professors with impeccable fashion style. I won’t name any names, but I know that when I walk through those classroom doors on Monday/Wednesdays/Fridays (but also the other classroom doors on Tuesdays/Thursdays), I’m guaranteed to be in the presence... Read More


Beyond BYOB


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  “Where do you want to go out for dinner?” “Can we do BYOB?” BYOB has been hot and trendy for as long as the legal drinking age and cheapskates who want to have a bottle of wine (or two) with their dinner have existed. But why stop at BYOB? If... Read More


Yoga: tranquility or capitalism? You decide!


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Last semester, I made a decision to get my life together. Maybe it was the sophomore slump, maybe it was the I-just-turned-20 crisis. Part of my plan included getting involved in yoga. I started going to weekly Hillel classes, and true to the implied promise, it was both calming and... Read More


Fixing Feng Shui, re: Andrews Commons


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Every time I visit the hallowed halls of Andrews Commons, I question all the stylistic choices that went into its interior decorating. It’s an assault on the tired, bleary eyes of many a student who wants nothing but a good pho brunch. I can only imagine what was on the... Read More