Blog Contest!

Hi everyone, we’re going to have another contest! All submissions and publications between the dates of May 30 to June 24, 2016 will be automatically entered into the contest. We will have two winner: Best Reflection Piece and Best Non-Reflection Piece (detailed below). Both winners will receive a $10 Starbucks Gift Card. The Best Reflection Piece will also […]

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Contest Winners of Jan 2016

We received many amazingly thought provoking pieces during the past two months, and now we’re excited to announce the two winners of our Dec 2015 – Jan 2016 contest. We will be in contact regarding your prize.   Best Reflection Piece Winner: Karen Ngo (c2018) – “Over Dragon Fruit“ Best Non-Reflection Piece Winner: Beerpal Plaha […]

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Over Dragon Fruit

I had not seen nor spoken to my grandfather in twenty years. I had occasionally written letters corresponding with him during my childhood, but we gradually lost touch during my teenage years. While the rest of my extended family in Viet Nam had prescribed to the Western advances in communications technology, connecting via various smartphone […]

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Something From Nothing

Written & Photograph By Megan Schlorff – c2018 *To protect patient privacy, names were altered in the retelling of this story. I entered the room behind Dr. McDonald and introduced myself to John and his wife. They were an older couple – likely in their 70s – who seemed pleasant. Dr. McDonald hadn’t briefed me about […]

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I used to lie

By Beerpal Plaha – c2018 I used to lie with shifty eyes and fidgeting hands, with monarchs in my stomach and worms in my gut With a shaky laugh and pounding heart, I stammered half-truths that were half-lies uttered fictions with ears flushed red, prickling like thistle on my arms that day I picked tomatoes […]

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Deep Breath

By Kelly Lien – Class of 2018 Deep breath. Nearly time to go. Before heading downstairs to clinic, I remembered to ask about where I could borrow a white coat. It looks just like a lab coat, like the kind I would wear to teach organic chemistry labs at school. But, in the hospital clinic, it […]

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her tears

By Beatrice Preti – Class of 2017 Photograph by Darwin Chan – Class of 2018 when she cries, the sides of her eyes crinkle, and she frowns, just a little. there’s no sobbing or shrieking like the young ones do. she sits there alone, as the tears line up to fall, pausing politely so they don’t […]

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Blog Contest!

Hi everyone, we’re going to have a contest! All submissions and publications between the dates of December 1, 2015 to Jan 31, 2016 will be automatically entered into the contest. We will have two winner: Best Reflection Piece and Best Non-Reflection Piece (detailed below). Both winners will receive a $10 Starbucks Gift Card. The Best Reflection Piece […]

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