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Mail Bonding

Mail Bonding

IE Reader October 7, 2009 Comments Off on Mail Bonding

Again I write to express my dismay at an article (“HIStory Got It Wrong,” Sept. 2-15, 2009, Vol. 36, No. 17) in which Caroline Li, the writer, quotes her teacher as asking “Why would

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Sally Chen’s Cultural Lessons

Sally Chen’s Cultural Lessons

Sally Chen October 7, 2009 Comments Off on Sally Chen’s Cultural Lessons

As a child of two cultures, I appreciate diversity. My family and I are from Taiwan, but we moved to Georgia when I was an infant and became US citizens. I was taught at

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JN66: Am I wrong for thinking plastic containers are sexy? Vote now.

JN66: Am I wrong for thinking plastic containers are sexy? Vote now.

Huy X. Le October 6, 2009 Comments Off on JN66: Am I wrong for thinking plastic containers are sexy? Vote now.

My friends, The nonprofit that I direct recently got some new staff, and one of them observed to me that I seem to hate everything. In fact, I’ve even developed a “Claw of Hatred,” where

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JN65: Celebrating twenty years in the US

JN65: Celebrating twenty years in the US

Huy X. Le September 25, 2009 Comments Off on JN65: Celebrating twenty years in the US

Dear everyone, This morning my older sister, Lynn, texted me to remind me that today is the 20th anniversary of the first day our family arrived in the US. September 25th, 1989. It’s been twenty

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JN64: Do we Americans hug too much? Vote now!

JN64: Do we Americans hug too much? Vote now!

Huy X. Le September 18, 2009 1

My friends, I am gradually losing this battle against Facebook. It seems everyone on earth has an account, a sad realization I came across when I happened to be glancing at Jameelah’s page and saw

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Mail Bonding

Mail Bonding

IE Reader September 16, 2009 2

Dear IE, The letter written by Hieu Nguyen and Quynh-Tram Nguyen about the plan of the Vietnamese American community (Letter to the Editor, Sept. 2 – Sept. 15, 2009, Vol. 36, No. 17) to

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School Haters

School Haters

Amy Lee September 16, 2009 1

“More than a third (37 percent) of teens admit that they are sometimes teased or picked on at school, and boys are slightly more likely than girls to say this happens to them, according

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JN63: An Asian, a Jew, and a nerd walked into a strip joint…

JN63: An Asian, a Jew, and a nerd walked into a strip joint…

Huy X. Le September 11, 2009 Comments Off on JN63: An Asian, a Jew, and a nerd walked into a strip joint…

Dear everyone, For the past several days, my Jewish friend Rachel has harassed me constantly to write about her wedding, which took place last Sunday. Each day I get twelve text messages, each one increasingly

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JN62: Are we being selfish for wanting a vegan wedding? Vote now.

JN62: Are we being selfish for wanting a vegan wedding? Vote now.

Huy X. Le September 4, 2009 Comments Off on JN62: Are we being selfish for wanting a vegan wedding? Vote now.

Dear everyone, Jameelah and I have been engaged for a week, and it feels like we’re baby angels wrapped in cotton-cloud blankets (in the words of our favorite show, Psych). I was especially elated because

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

IE Reader September 2, 2009 Comments Off on Letter to the Editor

Dear International Examiner, (Re: “Little Saigon Takes a Walk with the Mayor” (Aug. 5 – 18, 2009, Vol. 36, No. 15) by Quang Nguyen. “People in media can help facilitate democracy or participate in

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