All posts by Javaria Khan

I Learned to Fend for Myself, and Gained a New Home in Return

by Javaria Khan - Posts (6). Posted Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I excitedly tell my mother about how college really is: How I do my own laundry, get my own food, iron my own clothes and work even when I am not feeling well. How I’ve made new friends and how much like family they feel. How comfortable I’ve become fending for myself in this no-longer-foreign […]

Five Things I Loved About You, Sophomore Year

by Javaria Khan - Posts (6). Posted Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 11:49 am

There is only a month of my sophomore year left. And oh boy, didn’t it go by fast? It honestly feels like just yesterday that I came back from Pakistan to start a new year here at Mount Holyoke. And now, I am already a “rising junior,” all set to empty my present dorm room […]

Staying Impractical, the Smart Choice

by Javaria Khan - Posts (6). Posted Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Today’s the day my life begins. Today I become a citizen of the world. Today I become a grown up. Today I become accountable to someone other than myself and my parents. Accountable for more than my grades. Today, I become accountable to the world. To the future. To all the possibilities that life has […]

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1 Degree Fahrenheit: Could You Take It?

by Javaria Khan - Posts (6). Posted Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 10:34 am

Three weeks into the spring semester and guess what? A major snowstorm, called snowstorm Nemo, has already hit and my college had to shut down operations. Yes, I definitely enjoyed the lazy day thoroughly, but the cold? Not so much. I was a spring admit, so I got to America towards the end of December […]

Where to Travel for Christmas: Washington, DC

by Javaria Khan - Posts (6). Posted Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 10:52 am

One year ago: December 2011. A girl’s bags are packed and she is literally “ready to go,” just like John Denver was. She is leaving her home, her family to go miles away, halfway across the world, to the land of dreams, the U.S.A. Yes, she is scared. Yes, she is nervous. However, there is […]

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The Quest for Desi, Halal Food in America

by Javaria Khan - Posts (6). Posted Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 9:20 am

The sharp scent of red spices and curry powder. Heat emanating from the fresh pieces of naan bread. The sound of silverware clattering against each other. And the sight of native, desi food. I suddenly felt that a piece of me that had been empty for months was alive again. I was in New York, […]

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