Self Study

My freshman experience: The fall quarter of denial

Spoiler alert: Amitha Bhat's freshman experience didn't go exactly as planned...
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It’s Okay To Change Your Major

Alice Zhang advocates for the choice to change one's major as she recounts her academic experience thus far.
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Stories from Storke: 2021-22 Senior Reflections

Graduating Nexus seniors reflect on their time under Storke Tower.
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A Case Study for the Ages: Passion v. Profit

Amitha Bhat explores the painful importance of weighing one's desire for passion and profit.
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Bananas, Bimahs and Biology: On my Chinese and Jew-ish Experience

Toni Shindler-Ruberg unpacks her oftentimes conflating Jewish and Asian American identities, reflecting on the universality of not knowing.
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Your Performative Activism is Showing Again

Sydney Haupt discusses the recent attacks again Asian Americans in Atlanta and performative activism on social media.
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An Ugly Past Revived

Kiana Perez-Granados urges the younger generations to fight against the colonial racist attitudes that have survived through our history.
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A Call to Increase Diversity in Classrooms — Beyond S.T.E.M.

Sophia Lovell points outa. lack of diversity in the philosophy major and argues for the need for more minority racial and gender voices in social science classrooms.
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Bisexual vs. Pansexual: Fight! Or Actually — Don’t!

Mikayla Buhbe unpacks the significance of labels, highlighting the confusing assumptions made about their implications.
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More Than Just a Name

Kiana Perez-Granados explores the importance of embracing one's full name, outlining the cultural, societal and familial implications behind a name.
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Just Fucking Call Your Grandparents Already

Jonathan Kim reflects on the valuable lessons he's learned from his grandparents as he urges everyone to drop what they're doing and give their own a call today.
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A Closer Look at America’s Caste System

Surya Swaroop discusses her own experiences with caste systems and imparts that all caste systems should be dismantled.
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Roll Call Racism: The Power In Pronunciation

Atmika Iyer unpacks her own lifelong struggle to reconcile conflicting aspects of her identity in examining its inextricable link to something as fundamental as her name.
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Being Asian American in the Time of COVID-19

The nature of the pandemic and escalation of racism against Asian Americans has made me reflect on my own identity.
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UCSB: From Wonderbread World to Home

CCS Professor Jervey Tervalon writes about experiencing the education system as a person of color.
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