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Aomori Snap

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By Tyler Huntley Hi everybody! It’s that time of year again. That time when the birds are chirping, the color green is flourishing, and I sit down at my computer and enthusiastically type into the void. I hope you all had a great hanami—that’s Japanese for flower viewing! I’ve been told I have a very … Continue reading

May, Volume 1
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May, Volume 1

Golden Week By Joshua Dolphin It has arrived: that wonderful time of year when hearts soar and travel costs fly just as high. Dubbed “Golden Week” by the director of a Japanese film studio, the name comes from the “golden” box office numbers that became the norm for these consecutive holidays. That’s the official line, … Continue reading

It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane! It’s a… What’s a Potato Bean?
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It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane! It’s a… What’s a Potato Bean?

By Genevieve Mollitor You ever find yourself walking through the supermarket and questioning everything you thought you knew about life? Σ( ̄□ ̄;) Unfamiliar foods and magical combinations of flavors await your every turn! Like the American Groundnut, for example. AKA Potato Bean, Apios Americana, Hopniss, etc. (アピオス in Japanese). Continue reading

May: The Emperor
Taroscopes

May: The Emperor

By Joshua Dolphin Taroscopes is a monthly tarot-reading column inspired by the practice of reading horoscopes. It involves no actual astrology. Each month I draw a random tarot card to represent the general forecast for our community. Then I’ll draw one card for each Zodiac sign. Reading each sign’s card in combination with the card … Continue reading

Mother, May I?
Trivia Trap

Mother, May I?

By Alex Koury Last month’s Cherry Blossom Trivia seems to have posed a little too steep of a challenge for you, dear readers, as there were no correct responses submitted. Don’t fret, however, as there’s a new chance to test your knowledge this month! Also, feel free to slake your curiosity by checking out last … Continue reading