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The New American Expat Generation: At the Bottom of My Suitcase

Mai Vo November 12, 2020

illustration by Gracen Hoyle When it comes to the term “expatriate,” many people differ on the definition. For me, it was the simple idea of not missing out on my chance to live life as fully as...

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Don’t let the camera eat first, or second

Mai Vo October 27, 2020

illustrations by Ren RaderI find myself asking the same question when going out with friends: Is Instagram influencing how we eat?There are few relationships that have become as inexorably intertwined...

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What’s For Dinner? Eating Together As A Shared Culture

Mai Vo October 14, 2020

illustration by Gabrielle RodriguezTwo years ago, I bought a plane ticket and flew to the United States for the first time. I did not know anyone and felt detached from this new culture that I have to...

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Coping with Comedy: Eh-eh-everybody gets that way

Mai Vo October 14, 2020

illustration by Gracen HoyleEverybody is having those days right now, and for the foreseeable future, we still have many of those days to come. Despite how cringe-worthy that opening might have been, it...

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Finding A Sense Of Normalcy Through Dressing Up

Mai Vo September 23, 2020

illustration by Gracen HoyleWhen I packed up and went to my roommate’s house for spring break in Houston, I mostly gathered my comfiest loungewear — big sweaters, worn-in T-shirts and ratty...

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From crunching riffs to blistering solos: Instrumental Metal—An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Mai Vo September 10, 2020

    Imagine this: it is just after midnight, there is a problem set due in eight hours that you have not started yet and no study music seems to be working. Lyrics are distracting, but...

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Scoring Romance

Mai Vo August 27, 2020

Illustration by Ren Rader A great film score elevates the best parts of a film without distracting the viewer as the story unfolds. Movies with great music can grab us with one particular song, a timeless...

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Tyra Mail: In defense of reality TV

Mai Vo April 25, 2019

illustration by Corrin McCulloughOver the winter break, I made an unforgivably contemptible choice: I decided to start watching all 24 seasons of “America’s Next Top Model.”It might seem...

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Tuning in to TigerTV

Mai Vo April 11, 2019

Photo by Genevieve HumphreysTigerTV, Trinity’s 24/7 campus television station, serves as a realm for students to explore professional media training, express creativity and acquire skills that will...

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