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Gabriela Szewcow

Gabriela Szewcow studied journalism at Elon University. She was born in Pittsburgh and lives and works in New York ...

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I seized the opportunity to snatch a ribbon wand out of the birthday girl’s treat bag. I shoved it into my bag, ribbon side down, and ran outside to hug my mom. I got my wand and I never got caught.

I came here to struggle, and struggle I have. And I’m loving every minute of it. Here’s a list of things I’ve learned to do, and things you may also want to know how to do, just in case you find yourself in a similar situation.