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Author: Nirali Parikh

Turandot

As a first-time operagoer, I did not know what to expect when I bought a ticket to a highly acclaimed performance of “Turandot.” I thought, hey, this could be a new experience. A two hour show with a little singing and dramatic theatre—could be fun? Well, it turns out that operas are traditionally a few hours long with several intermissions and are entirely sung (and, even if you could understand the words at such a high pitch, the lyrics are generally in a language that is not English). And I loved every minute of it.  “Turandot” is only one...

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Hello From Geneva

ATTN: The Morningside Muckraker FROM: Nirali Parikh  This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to work with the U.S. Mission to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Switzerland is a marvelous country with stunning scenery and a rich history. I spent the summer going to wine tastings in the Canton de Vaud, eating cheese in Gruyères, ogling very expensive watches and attending the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival. However, no matter how pretty the ice capped mountains or how breathtaking Lake Léman could be, nothing quite matched the beauty of a large, overstuffed Chipotle burrito. It has been a...

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