I recently graduated and I have no grad photos or deep thoughts to share on social media, but I still wanted to pause and remember. It feels like nothing’s changed because my Facebook feed is still filled with posts from UC Berkeley groups. My friends are still attending. It’s been…

“Maybe there’s something you’re afraid to say, or someone you’re afraid to love, or somewhere you’re afraid to go. It’s gonna hurt. It’s gonna hurt because it matters.”

-John Green

It is always okay to care. There is no such thing as caring too much.

I’ve said to myself on…

When I was a freshman in high school, I had a crush on a guy who didn’t like me back. I had classes with him, so I saw him every day. He reminded me of a prince. My journal entries were filled with pages about the way he looked you…

Are we?

Existentialism says that people are fundamentally alone. We live our own lives, never sharing our experiences with others. We all die alone. Suffering transcends language, destroying it to a point in which it cannot be shared. Thus, we will apparently all suffer alone. But all of this is…

Note: most of this also applies to vegetarianism

When I was a sophomore, a resolution for Lincoln-Douglas debate was,

Resolved: Just governments ought to ensure food security for their citizens.

During one novice debate meeting, our team met in Ms. Cohen’s classroom to brainstorm arguments for this resolution. Ms. Cohen…

Alice Zhang

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