Why My Culture is My Greatest Source of Pride

I've always been a shy. A reserved guy. A type of guy who blends into the wallpaper at parties or waits until class ends to ask teachers a question. Someone who won't make edgy statements in fear of being ridiculed or who has the tendency to avoid eye-contact when called upon for class presentations. I …

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Finding Cultural Identity in the Strangest Places

Chess-- Wait, don't click away! I know chess doesn't sound like the most fascinating topic, but to us Armenians it really is, so hear me out! For Armenians, chess isn't simply a fascinating game - it's a symbol of cultural identity. It's a game invented by the Indians, popularized by the Russians, and almost unbeknownst to the rest …

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