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Eye Drop: Highlights from this week's magazine

Cinthya became the first undocumented student accepted to the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. A few days before graduation in 2010, she died in a car crash. In this week’s lead, Naomi Cohen tells Cinthya’s story, as well as the stories of other undocumented students struggling to carve an identity at Columbia. [Lead]

Dave Malloy is the composer and librettist of the electro-pop opera Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, based on Tolstoy’s War and Peace, which is playing now through Nov. 17 at Ars Nova. Jack Klempay talked to Malloy about his most recent musical, Tolstoy, and vodka. [Interview]

More and more restaurants across the city are serving up the entire beast—in most cases, whole hog—to large groups of diners. Andrea Chan explores this new food trend. [Food]

What would Columbia students label essential enough to take with them when disaster hits? Stephanie Mannheim knows! [Eyesites]

Do friendships have an expiration date? Rikki Novetsky reflects on an international friendship. [View From Here]

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