The intractable problem here lies not with the content, but with the irrational rationality that underpins graduate admissions requirements for international students in this country.
Today, Spectator hears from four students who seek to raise awareness at Columbia about Asia and demystify the complex continent on the other side of the Pacific.
From the brutality of colonization to the intense competition in manufacturing, design, and innovation, the triangular relationship between Japan, China, and South Korea is at best tumultuous and ambiguous, and at worst fraught with irreconcilable animosity. That said, however, no triangular relationship in Asia is as crucial for the peaceful and prosperous development of the region.
From a freshly minted high-school first-year meticulously laying out a detailed time line to reach medical school, to the obsessive stock trader poring over bottomless statistics to gain just enough certainty to lure investors, the desire felt by people to achieve their dreams frequently results in disappointment and psychological unease. That said, it is not surprising that everyone seeks the ultimate prescription that allegedly heals all wounds: certainty.
The Lunar New Year is a time to reconcile with past foes and personal transgressions, as well as a chance to spend precious time with loved ones surrounded by tasty dishes and uplifting discourse.
May 23, 11:57am
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