Serena Alagappan

Serena Alagappan is a rising senior at Princeton University studying Comparative Literature, with language study in French, Latin, English, and American Sign Language. She is pursuing certificates in European Cultural Studies and Creative Writing. She is the Editor-in-chief of the Nassau Weekly, a Behrman Society Fellow, and a recipient of the John McPhee '53 Award for Summer Projects in Independent Journalism. She hopes to continue finding personal and literary connections where one might expect to find differences.

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In the home I grew up in, we consider all books sacred. When someone accidentally drops a book or grazes one with a foot, we place our hand on the cover and gently touch our closed eyelids.