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Harbin, China: A Fresh Start

The well-known Saint Sophia Cathedral on a smoggy day. BY BAILEY HU “You’re going to study in Harbin?” My aunt asked in me in Chinese, her expression a mixture of amusement and alarm. “You know it’s negative 30 degrees Celsius there right now!” She paused for effect, perhaps expecting me...

Paradise Island: From Pieces to Peace

BY NITYA AMALEAN It was midnight on March 28th, 2007. The entire city of Colombo was alive with vigor and exuberance. The nation was awake and watching the Cricket World Cup final which was taking place in the West Indies. Sri Lanka versus Australia. Daytime in the Caribbean meant an...

Found in Translation

BY ELIZABETH STANFIELD  My initial gut reaction was this is cheating. I sat at a desk in the depths of the Sciences Library, my sprawl of books and pensive facial expression indicative of a pretty serious homework grind. Yet all I was doing was moving from wordreference.com to a document...