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All content by Noor Maahin
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How I moved past my first-gen imposter syndrome

My parents’ expectations caused me to use perfectionism as a survival tactic. Proud to Be First’s Secrets to Success Panel showed me that I’m not alone.
Noor Maahin, Contributing Writer Nov 9, 2022

If I had to choose one word to describe the academic environment I grew up in, it would be “expectations.” I had to be successful in my future: have a promising career, a lovely...

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Costumes for your Halloweekend parties

If you’re in need of a last-minute Halloween costume, look no further.
Noor Maahin, Contributing Writer Oct 26, 2022

At my last Halloween party, I dressed as Nana Osaki from “NANA.” I thought it was my best Halloween costume to date. It never occurred to me that not everyone watched this...