Preparing for the Ides of March

Approaching fast is the infamous March drain of motivation and enthusiasm across college campuses. There is a tangible difference in the tone of my friends’ statuses online that range from directed frustrations to pleas for the break to come sooner. The phrase...

Self-Care is Necessary for Self-Growth

February 16, 2017 This is fourth week studying abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The city is a beautiful quilt, vibrant with mismatching swatches of metropolitan virtue and tropical nature. I will admit that it is not an easy place to live in but perspective changes...

Studying Abroad in Rio de Janeiro

This spring semester I won’t be in California for school. Instead, I’ll be studying in Rio de Janeiro. I boarded my plane a day after it starting snowing in Chicago and arrived in a jungle. There’s so much green here. The weather waters my skin every...

Más bonita

“Calladita se ve más bonita” “You look prettier when you’re quiet” I feel afraid sometimes and I can’t sleep at night. There are so many sentences I’d like spit out of my mouth so that they can become a sonic investment in this world of all the...

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...