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Let me start by making this abundantly clear: I’m not a fan of online dating.

People who know me well are usually surprised when I say that. I tend to be pretty introverted and soft-spoken, so wouldn’t quietly swiping right from the comfort of my own home be much more fun than navigating crowds at noisy bars or approaching a handsome stranger?

Turns out, not really.

I’ve always resisted online dating. Some people love it, and that’s great! A colleague of mine recently married the person they met online. I, on the other hand, am not a huge fan. It…


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We’ve heard a lot about the southern border in the past four years. “Build the wall!” became a key battle cry for the Trump campaign and his rant about Mexican immigrants was one of his first outrageous moments. The southern border has been a point of contention in U.S. politics for a while; it’s one of the busiest border crossings in the world and on any given day, tens of thousands pass through. For asylum-seekers, it’s the end of their journey to the United States, a trip that is often long and incredibly dangerous.

In 2017, immigration officials began “metering”


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“Cornell,” quipped Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “was a preferred school for daughters. In those days, there was a strict quota on women. There were four men to every woman, so for parents, Cornell was the ideal place to send a girl. If she couldn’t find her man there, she was hopeless.”

Ginsburg might not have started at Cornell aspiring to become a Supreme Court Justice, but she was on a mission to achieve everything her mother, Celia, believed she could. But as we know now, she also walked right into the love of her life: Marty. …


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The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shocked the world to its core. I think, even though she was getting older, it felt as though she could not possibly die. She was larger than life. Her strength and power were superhuman. She was invincible.

She seemed immortal.

I know I speak for many members of the legal profession when I say that I’m in law school because of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s work. She has fundamentally changed the world for American women, all women, and learning about her lifelong fight for justice is exactly what gave me the nudge to register…


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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the first film I saw in a movie theater.

My dad and I went together when I was four, in November 2001. I hadn’t seen him in a while; New York was still reeling from September 11th and my dad, a first responder, was spending almost all of his time helping with the cleanup effort at Ground Zero. It was our first day out in months and I loved every moment of it.

I had never read a Harry Potter book, but I walked out of the theater totally enchanted by Harry’s adventures…


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It’s no secret that Donald Trump’s election has caused strife in relationships, among friends, and even at family dinners. His policies and personality are extremely polarizing and his often bombastic rhetoric can throw what once was civil debate into chaos. For some people, especially women, a partner voting for Trump might even be grounds to end the relationship on the spot. But should politics really come between two people who might otherwise have a very happy relationship?

Absolutely.

Politics in America are usually high-stakes, but in 2016, they became really high-stakes.

Congress isn’t bickering over a new healthcare program anymore…


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Going to law school was one of the biggest decisions I’ve ever made, if not the biggest. Lawyers and current law students know how daunting pursuing a legal education can be; there are a plethora of horror stories in popular movies and books to choose from. I knew it would be a lot of hard work, a lot of lifestyle changes, and a lot of stress, but I was actually surprised to find out that law school really helped me out in a lot of ways. Here are five ways going to law school actually improved my life.

It made me an efficient problem solver.

A lot…


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Let’s start off by addressing the elephant in the room: Beauty and the Beast is a fairytale. It’s not real. Belle, Beast, Gaston, and the castle’s staff of humans-turned-homeware are fiction. I believed in Santa and the Tooth Fairy with my whole heart as a little kid but definitely understood that Beauty and the Beast, Bambi, Cinderella, and Pinocchio weren’t true stories.

Still, as an adult, I can’t help but wonder if watching Beast insist on starving Belle into having dinner with him only to see Belle eventually soften to him and fall for him might have had an impact…


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I’ve never felt like the smartest person in the room. I’ve always felt as though I was only even there on account of some crazy, serendipitous luck; I said exactly the right thing or I happened to be somewhere at the perfect time. Even when I got into law school, I sat at my dining room table crying to my parents, asking if I was really good enough to do it. I brushed off professional praise and kept my success to myself when I aced an exam.

I hadn’t really done anything, after all. …

Emily T.

Writer, law student, New Yorker.

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