An Open Ground

By Aryaman A hidden maze of ever increasing complexity. The boundaries of the world—what defines them?   A child. The world is an open ground. Exciting and playful. Free for exploration. From when I first learned to cycle till about the age of seven, my parents asked me to never go outside our street. I […]

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Freedom and Opportunity

By Shun  In the past few months, I have come to appreciate the amount of freedom I have to live a “normal” life despite the current pandemic. As most countries are starting once again to implement travel restrictions and lockdown measures, Japan seems to be doing the opposite: removing the 2-week quarantine upon entering the […]

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The Duality of Youth

By Valerie Much as I would like to believe otherwise, age is not just a number. Age begets experience and experience begets knowledge, wisdom and other assets that lend weight to your opinions and imbue your words with power. Being the youngest at the table threatens to detract from your credibility and relegate you to […]

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My New Normal

By Lhamo I have been in quarantine for almost half a year, yet it still feels like there is no end in sight. I’ve been fortunate enough to have not caught Coronavirus thus far (at least, I think so, because I had a terrible “flu-like” disease in January that no doctor could definitively diagnose and I swear it was the […]

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A letter to future gap year students

Dear Future DYGP members, This time is uncertain enough. You’ve heard that plenty of times by now (and especially now) but a gap year is meant for uncertainty! During my gap year I scheduled in time for uncertainty. The whole year wasn’t a big question mark, but Ieft space for some spontaneity. I had the […]

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