Zahra Baitie

Zahra Baitie is a rising junior at Yale University who spent the last academic year furthering her study of Mandarin at the Inter-University Program in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

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Where the Wild Things Go

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.


Adults Need Playtime Too

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Is Wine Healthy?

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air