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Ann Truong

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Thanks for the memories

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Thanks for the memories “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” I started this column not too long after something profound hit me — I had spent so much of my time trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life that I negle... More »

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Finding the right one

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Finding the right one This one is going down in the column. There was a bit of a rumble on the intramural field last Wednesday. Our team made it to intramural softball playoffs, and we were up against the law school team. Most people would be under the presump... More »

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What are you doing after graduation?

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What are you doing after graduation? While everyone is actively searching for a job this time of year, I’m still asking myself how important food is to me. I’m going to give this whole writing hallucination a go, and in the long run, I’m sure I’ll have to eat;... More »

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The Ann Code

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The Ann Code I was recently introduced to The Man Code, which is, as the name implies, a code of conduct for men. One of the many, many rules reads a little something like this: “The minimum amount of time you have to wait for another man is 5 minutes. The max... More »

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The truth behind stereotypes

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The truth behind stereotypes What dumb topic shall I write about this week? I write about so many dumb things, and it cracks me up to no end how someone can ever take me seriously. I kind of feel sorry for anyone who does. I think that if they took a moment to... More »

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Hip hop weekend was da bomb

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Hip hop weekend was da bomb Hip hop is such a big part of trends and pop culture, especially hip hop terminology. It’s almost like speaking in code. I had no idea that there are certain elements you must have when speaking hip hop slang. For instance, if you h... More »

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Punch, kicker, no goal

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Punch, kicker, no goal Boy, I’m just full of stories, from my alcohol capers with my roommate to dating purses. I’d like to think that my life is interesting enough to write about each week, but the truth is, my life is just funny in a very sad way that enable... More »

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Lovin’ next door

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Lovin’ next door It all started with “Redneck Woman” by Gretchen Wilson. I was convinced that every time Gretchen sang, “Cause I’m a redneck woman, I ain’t no high class broad” at full blast, it was meant to drown out other noises. You see, the walls to my apa... More »

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Meet me in the middle

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Meet me in the middle I hate the issues that arise out of race. If I had it my way, we’d all be stick figures, drawn with pencil, not colors. But let’s be real: race does exist, and the negatives that have been conjured out of race, such as discrimination, rev... More »

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Got candy in my heels for the last time

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Got candy in my heels for the last time Mustang Marathon. Can I get a “What, what?” How much did we raise, guys? Like a LOT of money for children? Like whoa. Numerous props to everyone, from members of the steering committee to all dancers, volunteers and mora... More »

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The war for acceptance

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The war for acceptance I await the messenger. He descends from his vehicle, clutching a bag. He distributes the contents of the bag into the enemy’s hands, the contents of which I must retrieve. The messenger raises the red flag — the signal to move in on the ... More »

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Valentine’s Day for the lonely

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Valentine’s Day for the lonely Given that yesterday was Valentine’s Day, you’ve probably guessed the topic of my column this week. That’s right — love. My skepticism is particularly heightened around this time of year, but judging from a segment of my book, an... More »