Author Archives: vabenissimo

What will go on my first page?

This will be my last post on OVS Journalism Blog. But, as Alexander Graham Bell said, “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see … Continue reading

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Why OVS?

This is a question that hundreds asked me througout my life. When I was 11, I joined OVS Lower Campus community as a fifth grader. Such early start of boarding life may sound incomprehensible to many people. But, I knew … Continue reading

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Justice Against Me

I want to take my behind-the-wheel driving test. But, my visa expires on my graduation date, June 3, 2011. And, DMV requires the test takers to possess visa that guarantees the next sixty days of entrance to America. So, here … Continue reading

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Botox for 8-year-old

What would you do when your child complains about wrinkles? This Mother Kerry Campbell would immediately persuade her Daughter Britney to have Botox and fillers injected to lessen the “wrinkles.” She buys the products from cannot-be-publicized-online-man. And, she, who is … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Nationality

I am Korean. And, I am Americanized. My circle of friends varies–Koreans who have never been in America, Koreans who have tasted American culture, Korean-Americans, Americans, and Europeans. As a high school senior who began boarding in 2003 as a … Continue reading

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School and Freedom

Just now, a freshman girl from China interviewed me about freedom at OVS. It was fascinating for me to have a citizen of a communist country pay attention to my insights about such “forbidden” topic, freedom. The questions were pretty … Continue reading

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Sick Humor

Osama Bin Laden is dead. Glorify, celebrate, and embrace this moment of relief says the media. True. He had been the most wanted man in the world. He had put people in an absolute horror and unrecoverable remorse. He had … Continue reading

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