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Mom, Dad: I'm dropping out of college to become a pro gamer

Mom, Dad: I’m dropping out of college to become a pro gamer

by Chelsea Stark

Millions in prize money and ESPN-sized audiences at stake

Robert Lee sat down with his parents over dinner at a favorite Chinese restaurant to break the news: He decided to drop out of college after one year at California State University in Fullerton to pursue a career as a professional video game player. 2,596 more words


If you’re in Seoul and bored tomorrow night, come join me for a discussion on Pyongyang
in Shindang (신당동 103-1) at 7 pm.  Guaranteed to be the time of your life…or your money back.

North Korea

Eleanor & Park

Author: Rainbow Rowell

When Eleanor first transferred to his school, Park thought she must be asking for trouble, acting and dressing the way she did. But somehow over time, that first impression transformed into wonder and affection for this brave, individualistic girl. 285 more words

Book Review

MB: Mobility, Urbanism and Human Rights

MB provided this moving comment to “Seniors …”        It deserves foreground treatment: 

My mother lost her independence in 2003 and has required top-of-the-line care ever since. 413 more words


Liddie J. An American Mutt: Breaks Stigma by not Jumping off the Roof!

Dear kindred spirits,

I have been thinking long and hard about the purpose of my life as an artist and the responsibility of my voice because I grew up in foster care and went through the abc’s of social, physical, and mental issues. 193 more words

The Side of Self-Harm No One Talks About

Okay, so maybe there are people who talk about it, but I have never seen it. When I pick up a magazine, it skirts around this side of the topic. 1,124 more words

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