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The Umbrella Revolution: This is Only the Beginning

By Joy Zhu

October 8, 2014

Filed under Features

The Umbrella Revolution is a grassroots movement of Hong Kong people in protest of increasing control by the Chinese government. It began as a class boycott organized by the Student Federation of Hong Kong and was meant to last...

‘Murica!

By Joy Zhu

September 10, 2014

Filed under Features

As my German school friends and I hurtled up the steps of McCardell Bicentennial Hall, pressing all the elevator buttons to get there fast, I felt like I was clambering through a window back into childhood, when I line...

‘Murica!

By Joy Zhu

April 30, 2014

Filed under Features

As a kid, my favorite food and drink were spaghetti bolognese and Coca-Cola. Yet, after indulging myself in the richness of cakes, Cheese pizzas and meatball spaghettis for five months the dining halls, I’m starting to crave...

‘Murica!

By Joy Zhu

April 16, 2014

Filed under Features

If girls were noodles, then Hong Kong girls would be rice vermicelli and the girls from Middlebury spaghetti. Why? Rice vermicelli is puny and delicate. It takes on the flavor and color of the sauces it is cooked with. In contrast,...

‘Murica!

By Joy Zhu

March 6, 2014

Filed under Features

The recent assassination attempt on a former editor of a major newspaper has caused international outrage. This event does not exist in isolation. Over the past year, four editors and founders of local media have been assaulted...

‘Murica!

By Joy Zhu

February 19, 2014

Filed under Features

A developed city should also have a developed culture. Hong Kong does not have one. In In Search of Hong Kong Culture, Lee Oufan, a renowned Chinese academic, described how academics from mainland China marveled upon visiting...

Burmese Days

By Joy Zhu

January 22, 2014

Filed under Features

The reasons I did it - measure the blood pressure of about 400 patients in 3 8-hour workdays - was because of this. “When are we going to see Aung San Suu Kyi?’ I asked Christine, the daughter of Doctor Aung, the leader...

¡AMurica!

By Joy Zhu

January 15, 2014

Filed under Features

It is politically incorrect to call Myanmar ‘Burma’ because of its colonial connotations, but the new name ‘Myanmar’ is also politically incorrect, as it is the name of only one of its many ethnicities. While the United...

¡AMurica!

By Joy Zhu

December 4, 2013

Filed under Features

Some time ago, two of my close friends in a long distance relationship broke up due to an ‘irreconcilable cultural difference,’ despite both of them being brought up in Hong Kong. So where is Hong Kong positioned in the...

¡AMurica!

By Joy Zhu

November 21, 2013

Filed under Features

At home in Hong Kong, I used to be able to just stand up and go anywhere. Right now, any means of travel requires meticulous premeditation. Sometimes I feel like I am stuck on an island, in every sense of the word (believe...

Hirschfield Series Brings Foreign Films to Campus

By Joy Zhu

November 13, 2013

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Every Saturday in Dana Auditorium at 3 and 8 p.m., the Hirschfield International Film Series screens foreign and independent movies to the Middlebury College community for free. And yet, little is known of its history. The Hirschfield...