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The Cold Bus by Emily Peng, DyeversityInUs Founder, Class of 2026

Excerpt: “Did you all hear about the coronavirus?” whispered Anthony.

One of the students in that group said, “Yeah, I saw that on the news.”

“Me too, it’s all over the place. Why do Asians have to bring the virus here? Look at that girl right there. Corona!” scoffed Anthony as he pointed in my direction.

The group of students looked in my direction and then snickered together. I looked away towards the bus’ window to try and shift my focus towards the passing trees again. What is wrong with me? Should I look away? After I got off the bus, a strong breeze rushed in my face, and I was quickly reminded of the cold weather again...

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