Izzy Sio Pillbox Editor

Class of 2020


  • 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
  • Advice for Awkward People

    Dear Izzy,

    Pillbox | March 5, 2018
  • Black Panther as a Cultural Movement

    I love Marvel, but I am very clearly not African-American. While I am proudly Asian-American, my New England experiences have also made me very basic and white. In fact, I might be one of the least qualified people to tell you how important Black Panther is. But, I can’t emphasize how instrumental this film is for not just the future of Hollywood, but for an entire generation.

    Pillbox | February 26, 2018

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