Losing Oneself And The Journey Back Home

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Vinh Tran You’re drowning, you’re falling, you’re going deeper and deeper–but to where? You’re not breathing but you’re not suffocating, you’re plummeting but you’re not reaching a descent. What’s happening? It’s like the environment around you is both nothing and everything at the same time, like television static. It’s a…… Continue reading Losing Oneself And The Journey Back Home

Nostalgia Mix

Photo by Francesca Bernardino By Francesca Bernardino High school was rap and R&B and bedroom pop; the summers between these school years are immortalized in radio-friendly indie (think “Electric Feel” by MGMT or any Phoenix song ever), and middle school was the infamous Arctic Monkeys slash Lana Del Rey slash The 1975 era. Every major…… Continue reading Nostalgia Mix

When I Grow Up…

Photo by Ash Fuentes By Ash Fuentes I miss when I was little and everyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Adults only ask small children that question when they don’t know how to talk to kids. Adults find it entertaining to hear what unrealistic aspirations could come out of…… Continue reading When I Grow Up…

Nostalgia Is A Liar

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo Nostalgia is the biggest liar ever. I didn’t think it was true but I know now for a fact. Especially after being locked in our houses for so long, it’s so easy to romanticize the past. Like most people, I spend so much of my time lusting over…… Continue reading Nostalgia Is A Liar

To Whoever, With Love

Photo by Vinh Tran By Vinh Tran When someone falls in love, the brain releases a whole bunch of chemicals, serotonin, dopamine, you know–that good good. But I’m still not entirely sure how science can bring to reason why people do the things they do for the sake of love. Love makes you vulnerable and…… Continue reading To Whoever, With Love

Soulmate Defined

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Tracy Fuentes When someone hears the word “soulmate,” they immediately think of romance, of “meant to be,” of only one person for each person. But I disagree with all of the typical conventions of the soulmate. I believe that in life, we will encounter many soulmates, and they don’t necessarily…… Continue reading Soulmate Defined

Grieving For Who I Once Was

Photo by Lyra By Lyra Flickering in between life and death throughout my adolescent years, my childhood self has finally passed away.  My denial state of grief lasted quite a long time while in quarantine isolation. Remarks such as “You have to think about the future” or “I know how you feel” became monotonously nausea-inducing…… Continue reading Grieving For Who I Once Was