The Death of a Glacier

The Death of a Glacier

By Nur Nasreen Ibrahim

A pocket of water from the glacier is trapped in one of the mountain’s side valleys. It could overflow and flood portions of farmland, but the flooding will likely be interrupted by the terraces and walls built at the mountain base. The drone captured an image of what looked like a strong flow of water from the left side, but we have not tried to climb there yet.

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Grand Tour

Grand Tour

By Aatif Rashid

And he did, there on the hood of her car, he kissed her, the first time he’d ever kissed anyone—and he was so overwhelmed with the seeming impossibility of it, him, a brown kid, a Pakistani kid, kissing Lauren, who wasn’t just a white girl, but the white girl, straight A student, varsity lacrosse player, first chair flute in the marching band, mom in the PTA, dad in finance, older brother at Harvard, a big, old, old house with tall sycamores out front, and an extended family that was an amalgam of the DNA of all the counties of the Old World, melted together over the centuries into a pure American identity.

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