Cumbias in College

Music was never as important to me as it has been for the past two and a half years since I started my journey here at Pomona. Months after the August that I arrived, I started to miss, almost immediately, the sound of the accordion playing underneath melodramatic...

Earning a PhD: Si Se Puede!!

I am blessed to have been chosen to be part of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, a program my college recently joined, which is meant to diversify academia by increasing the number of professors from marginalized identities(especially people of color). As a...

Be Yourself …but on paper

Personal statements are meant to be personal…but it’s harder to seem authentic when you’re thinking is biased towards pleasing a top choice institution or maybe a second best. Personal statements are a way to advertise yourself, really. Maybe thinking of an ad you’ve...

My Beloved Peer Mentor–How I Miss Him

As I arrived to college, just as I was in the car with all my junk, I got a call from my assigned peer mentor. His name is Ashani. He greeted me, let me know where my key was, and then where my residence hall was. He is a special person and had an answer to most of my...