The Not-So-Perks of Being a Wallflower

Sometimes normal prose can’t convey the kind of emotion that poetry can so I decided to make this post a bit experimental in nature. After binging every episode of Black Mirror over winter break, I began thinking about how my relationship with digital technology is...

Institutional Privilege

Upon being admitted to Pomona College, I knew that studying at this institution carried a lot of weight. I did not understand just how much until applying to the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. MMUF, for short, is an undergraduate fellowship program that is...

Time, Busyness y mi Madre

I have mentioned in previous posts that when I came to college, I came at a time when I felt like I needed my own space. I had lived in the living room of my grandparents’ house since I first came to this country, and was excited at the thought of having a space to...

The Hidden Benefits of Community Engagement

I remember the excitement I felt from learning about the many campus talks and lectures about social justice topics throughout my first year of college about as well as I remember the heaviness I felt in listening to those talks. From climate change and Black Lives...
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