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Amy Fan
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Blogging is weird- once you get past the trial period of a few weeks and keep posting, it seems like you’ve signed a lifelong contract to keep going. When I want to stop, it feels like I’m actively choosing to break a promise to anyone who reads. But I…

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It’s the summer after my freshman year of high school, and I’m riding the metro home from my first day of volunteering. Halfway through the route, an old man a veteran it appears boards the bus. As he hobbles down the aisle, I unwittingly smile at him.…

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This was the first college essay I wrote and probably my favorite in retrospect. Kind of wish I had submitted it. We might as well be blindfolded. Nine of my peers and I are ushered through a maze of cubicles into a conference room.  No one remembers the…

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A few months ago, I made the executive decision to create a new notebook in OneNote solely dedicated to blogging. This was a huge decision for me. Previously, I only had two notebooks: one to hold everything I was working on and one to hold everything I…

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A few months ago, I unfollowed someone on Facebook on my phone. Conveniently, Facebook prompted me asking if I wanted to unfollow more people, leading me to a page with a bubble for each of my friends, groups, and pages. To unfollow, I simply had to tap…

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[Note: Being only a newly minted high school graduate who has yet to know the ‘real world’, the examples given will be mostly school related. Exactly what you want to read about during the summer, I know.] It’s second semester senior year, and university…

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Dear Fan Amy, Hello! Yes, people still call you “Fan Amy” because of your stupid Facebook name. Don’t worry- you’ll get it fixed after you send Facebook your driving permit. Is everything alright? High school going well for you? Okay, that was a…

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Someone asked me for my number about a month ago. After I typed in my number into their phone, I failed to reciprocate. And after some other stuff ensued, I’ve been thinking about it. I haven’t asked for someone’s phone number or email for personal…

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Some books make my rational side happy. Some books make my emotional side happy. Some books make neither side happy. And then there’s Paul Tough’s lastest book, Helping Children Succeed, a compilation of the latest neuroscience research on 1) why certain…

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Because I'm still mildly attached to middle school

While I packed away my high school stuff (read: the 5% of work I deemed worth keeping) into a large plastic bin, I found some of my middle school writing- mostly academic assignments from my English classes, from a time where I cared about my school…
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