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For the Best Actress in a Leading Role, the award looks like it will go to Isabelle Huppert in “Elle.” The drama film “Hidden Figures,” about a group of women who calculated important equations for NASA, is “La La Land’s” major competitor for overall Best Picture.The Best Sound Mixing award will probably go to “Hacksaw Ridge,” a war drama, because of its intensive soundtrack. In the Costume Design category, it looks like it’ll go to the 2016 British comedy-drama “Florence Foster Jenkins” for its extravagant costumes.No matter who you want to take home a prestigious Academy Award this Sunday, it is sure to be a historic night for the movie industry.
A letter to Boston and its people
Last weekend, I went on a whale watching tour at the Boston Harbor. It was a sunny day, and I could see the top of Prudential Center when I first went on board. As I started the voyage on the ship, I somehow felt detached to the city. The new memories that I have in Boston all came back to me and I began to reflect.
Looking at the city, besides the scuttle when the plane was approaching Logan International Airport, I came to realize that this city was now my second home besides Beijing. To be honest, at the beginning, I was nervous and did not have the confidence to speak to others. As many of you may have experienced, I struggled before I went to my first office hour of PH 160. Lots of weird thoughts came to my head when I stepped in. What if my professor could not understand me? Can I just drop the course? Things turned out to be much better. All the professors were very kind, and from talking with them, I unlocked the hidden characteristics of myself and began to believe in my abilities to challenge myself. I went to interesting places and discovered restaurants; I chatted with Uber drivers and heard their funny stories; I adapted more in this new society, even the changing weather. Coming back from sea to land, I realized that I have grown up so much.
Coming from Bejing to Boston was hard, but it’s been a year to remember. PHOTO VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS