Too many times I have found myself too scared, too embarrassed, or too self-conscious to share my background and the real me with the people in my life. I think this has left me unable to fully understand and embrace my identity. While this is something that I have been trying to grapple with for… Continue reading A New Beginning
So I have been working on this blog post for awhile. After witnessing some of my close friends at Davidson graduate May 20th, I realize that it's my turn next year (scary thought). I'm not ready. While my previous three years of college have been difficult, - learning how to manage my time, developing good… Continue reading Reflections on Junior Year of College
In contemporary times, the Humanities has been questioned in terms of its relevance and importance. It is perceived to be a discipline largely concerned with studying the Western canon full of "old dead white men." While I would not have argued with this sentiment prior to this semester, I am now at odds with this.… Continue reading Relevance of a “Dying Discipline”
Okay, so this is a big deal to me. I still can't believe that someone like me is now in this position, much less me. It hasn't sunk in 100% yet. Here's why... Flashback to pre-Davidson: Neither of my parents graduated from high school. Me graduating was a huge milestone all in itself. Going to… Continue reading My Feelings on Being Elected SGA President at Davidson College
As I was casually scrolling through my Instagram feed, I saw @undocumedia's post about Joaquin Luna. Unaware of who this was or why he was mentioned, I began to read more about him in the caption/comments of the Instagram post. After reading his story, I Googled him because I could not believe that I had… Continue reading A Fight Worth Fighting
Apologies in advance for the lengthy post... this was a five-day, thought-provoking trip. I am a Humanities Fellow this semester. Frankly, I did not even know what the Humanities were prior to my commitment/role in the program. With a new director, the program aims to attract high school seniors seeking challenging literature and discourse. The… Continue reading Davidson College’s Humanities Study Trip to South Carolina
I know I'm a few days late and we are already into 2018, but I felt it obligatory to do a blog post about the roller coaster of a year that 2017 was for me, as I'm sure it was for many others. The greatest things to come from 2017 include: 1) me turning 21--… Continue reading 2017: It’s a Wrap.
First, I want to start off by saying that I was very sentimental about this movie ever since I first watched the trailer (which I watched about 10 times--at least) because I never thought I would see the day when a major movie company, especially Disney/Pixar, would make a film about brown people like me, Mexican… Continue reading Disney Pixar’s Coco Film
This Thanksgiving Break was absolutely great. So great in fact, that I thought it deemed a recap. My roommate tagged along for the ride. Here's an overview: Wednesday- At 6:50 a.m., my roommate and I set out for the BWI airport in Maryland. At 11:15 am, we arrived at the RDU airport in North Carolina.… Continue reading Great Thanksgiving Break Recap
Do you ever have those days when you're just tired? I don't mean just sleepy. I mean that tired that penetrates every fiber of your being. The kind of tired that makes you wish you could just sleep for days. The kind of tired that is far deeper than physical; it's emotional, spiritual, and mental.… Continue reading Tired.
Today, someone quoted the infamous saying: "when it rains, it pours." Honestly, I would say this is a pretty accurate description of my life this week. I've been trying to sort out exactly how I feel. Sad? Angry? Frustrated? Scared? A combination? It's hard to say when your world seems to be crashing down on… Continue reading “When it rains, it pours…”