Izzy Sio Pillbox Editor

Class of 2020

Articles

  • Advice for Awkward People

    Dear Izzy,

    I’m heading out to visit my friend at another college, and I’m really excited but really terrified. She goes to a university that’s a lot farther and a lot more different from here, where the campus is a lot bigger and the culture is really different. Basically it’ll be a completely new environment and she’s taking me to all these parties and places and I won’t know anyone there bu...

    Pillbox | April 2, 2018
  • Crazy Rich Asians

    There are two things in my life I have discovered in college that have helped me to find solace and a greater sense of knowledge after growing up in Greenwich, CT, out of touch with my Asian roots: Anna Akana’s YouTube videos and Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians. Incredibly smart and descriptive, along with being hilarious and relatable, Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians is set to become a movie this sum...

    Pillbox | April 2, 2018
  • Even positive stereotypes can create limits and barriers

    When I was younger, I watched a lot of high school sitcoms and television shows where the only Asians I’d see were students that were pointed out for their ridiculously good grades, who were not just good at every subject but also math — the hardest and most difficult subject for students, because, apparently, numbers were hard.

    Forum | March 26, 2018
  • Advice for Awkward People

    Dear Izzy,

    Somehow, I’ve made a lot of friends who are seniors. I really don’t know how this happened. But after this semester, there’s a huge possibility that I’m never going to see any of them again — and that terrifies me.

    Pillbox | March 26, 2018
  • The Female of the Species Review

    Mindy McGinnis’ The Female of the Species is a very different novel. Among McGinnis’ previous works, it was the young adult novel author’s first foray into contemporary and realistic fiction, contrasting with her previous thrillers and her dystopian duo-logy Not a Drop to Drink. Whereas her previous stories seemed to deal more with a young girl dealing with the dangers of the world around her ...

    Pillbox | March 26, 2018

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