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Love is Strange
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Love is Strange

By KRISHAN PATEL Copy Editor Love is strange, That is true. It is for me, It is for you. Love drives us to do incredible things, Done only with the power that love brings. The devout husband, the protective mother, The lover’s passion is like no other. Love hits you in mysterious ways. Love hits...

Grandma: a short story
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Grandma: a short story

By LING LIN Staff Writer — “If someone has to bear the loneliness, let it be me.”   — “Say goodbye to Grandma.” The dad patted his 2-year-old son on the shoulder. Beep beep. The boy turned towards the opened door. “Okay… thanks, Mom.” The man led his son outside and closed the door lightly....

Fairy Tale: a short story
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Fairy Tale: a short story

By LING LIN Staff Writer There was a dad who took his 4-year-old daughter to the library every afternoon. On this day, he picked out a children’s book with a hand-drawn fairy on its cover. “Today our story will be… Fairy Mary! Do you want Daddy to read it for you?” The girl took her...

Ode to Cyrus: a poem
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Ode to Cyrus: a poem

By ARIYANA ASH Staff Writer Baby brother: Thank you for always being Player 2. For all the kisses that you plant all over my face with your sticky little lips. For the feel of your small, warm, damp hand that clings to mine when we enter new and uncertain surroundings that somehow, someway, always gives...

The City and the Girl: a short story
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The City and the Girl: a short story

By LING LIN Staff Writer As our plane is about to land in San Francisco, I notice that the young girl sitting next to me has been looking out of the plane window with her right hand under her chin for a while. “Are you a student coming back for a family reunion?” I ask...

Grandma: a short story
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Grandma: a short story

By LING LIN Staff Writer The old lady forgets when she starts to spend the afternoon sitting on her wheelchair in the backyard, alone, and falls asleep before finishing the newspaper in her hands. It was her own idea to live independently after her husband passed away a decade ago, but at the same time...

Little Thing: a reflection
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Little Thing: a reflection

By LING LIN Staff Writer I was watching TV after I finished washing the dishes. My dad came out of his room and cleared his throat as he walked toward the sofa that my mom and I were sitting on. “Hey… I just found the very first white hair on my head and ripped it...

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The Hundred Man Army: a poem

BY MATTHEW CHONG Staff Writer “Hey little bro, you may never see me again.” You’re growing older, Stronger, Better than I will ever be. I’m giving you all the things you’ll need. To see new places, And achieve greater things. My final request little bro, Stay safe as I leave into the light. Afterall, it...

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The Waiting Game: a short story

BY MATTHEW CHONG Staff Writer       “Pardon me,” the man said to the waiter, “would you mind bringing us another chair? We’re expecting someone else.”       It was clear to both the waiter and to Eldridge’s son, William, who sat across from his father, that the old man was anticipating something....

The Other: a poem
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The Other: a poem

By JENNY JI S&S Expressions Copy Editor The younger sibling, Always trying to keep up, Unable to achieve what the other could do, Falling short of expectations set by the older one. Following the other’s footsteps, For fear of straying from the “right” path. Tired of being compared and ignored, While the other is complimented,...