I could name all eight Ivy League schools before I learned how to multiply. At mahjong gatherings, my parents and their friends would gossip about who was going where while the children played Mario Party on the Nintendo 64. Although at seven years old I hardly understood why I had to go to school every day, I quickly picked up [Read More...]
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Ever since Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother came out in early 2011, mainstream American media has paid special attention to the academic success of Asian American students. Chua’s sensationalized memoir has become a warrant to frame all of the community’s successes and failures within the model minority stereotype.
At 12-years-old, Olivia Lee became involved in politics before she even hit her teens. With two politically active older brothers, she was encouraged to participate in voter registration drives at nationalization ceremonies. Not long after her first few voter registration drives, she began volunteering at local campaigns and continued her political activism in high school, joining groups like the California [Read More...]
With additional reporting by Stephanie Lee.
Every couple has their own dynamics and, by understanding the needs of each, we can be better in our own relationships. We’ve interviewed five couples—some readers, some staff members, and one YouTube star—about their relationships and what advice they have on how to make it work.