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Shihs, two different peas in a pod

    By Kevin Pham

    Features Editor

      “Although [Caleb Shih and Debora Shih] are twins, they are polar opposites and tend to follow different paths,” explained junior Katy Choi. “[They] are the definition of loving and caring people.”

      Despite being quite unalike, juniors Caleb and Debora bond over the simple fact of being twins, and they have fostered a strong connection between each other.

      While Debora is involved in sports and is a part of the varsity softball team, Caleb spends his time playing video games such as “Dead Cells” or “Enter the Dungeon.”

      “I don’t even know what we do together because we sort of just do our own thing and, for the most part, hang out with different people,” Debora remarked.

      Although they do not spend all their time together, they never fail to support each other unconditionally.

      “Even though I’m only two and a half minutes older than [Debora], I still get most, if not all the responsibilities of an older sibling,” Caleb said in joking despair.

      During last year’s Homecoming season, Debora was nominated as Homecoming princess for the sophomore class but since their father could not attend the homecoming game, Caleb escorted her during halftime court nominations announcements.

      Sophomore Kristie Tan gushed, “It was really cute. They [don’t do much] together but they’re close.”

      In their home life, they connect through their family. As twins, they not only cherish each other’s company, but they also work together to help make their parents happy.

      “On their dad’s birthday, [Debora] showed me a picture of a banner they put up in the hallway of their house to surprise their dad,” Tan described.

      One thing that they always do together is walk to school. They never have to worry about doing anything alone because they can always resort to each other as their partner in crime.

      “Being a twin is like you’re never really alone, especially because you go through the same life stages and changes together,” grimaced Debora.

      Caleb and Debora get along like two peas in a pod in spite of their many contrasting interests and diverging personalities.

      The glories of being a twin does not have a significant impact on their relationship as they still pick on each other like a typical brothers and sisters.

      “It is always fun having a sister my age,” Caleb declared. “Especially when she can treat me with boba.”

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