Rediscovering Photography in the Desert

Photo by Eryn DuChene By Eryn DuChene Having never traveled further west than Buffalo, NY, I boarded the plane to Las Vegas not knowing what to expect. The only knowledge I had of this place was from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the alluring presence most bring up when talking about “Sin City.”…… Continue reading Rediscovering Photography in the Desert

The Way of Nature

Photo by Charlie Davies By Charlie Davies I wrote this text as a celebration of change.  In nature, I see so many examples of change. Birds molt, caterpillars metamorphose, water shifts its state, even some rocks transform into others. Some natural phenomena seem almost artificial, like bioluminescence in fireflies or comb jellies. I have always…… Continue reading The Way of Nature

Girls Like Me

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo In May, I wrote an essay called “Girls Like Me: Finding a Cure for Yellow Fever.” Writing it helped me cope with a past relationship where I was fetishized for being Asian. Since then, I’ve been thinking a lot about my place in the world and how my…… Continue reading Girls Like Me

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Photo by Cecilia Kegler By Cecilia Kegler I was about 8 years old when my sisters and I were coming back from a friend’s birthday party when my mom drove us past this old victorian house on Lake Cherokee. I remember my mom pointing to it and telling us that one day we’d live there…… Continue reading 614

Serene

Photo by Aian Tabor By Aian Tabor These are photos taken of people I’ll probably never see again, and they probably didn’t even know their photo was being taken. To me, these photos hold a special place in my heart. They were taken when I was going through a particularly rough time in my life, but…… Continue reading Serene

Letters To Our Future Selves

By Alex Zavala, Ash Fuentes, Natalia Lee, Kleigh Balugo To close out issue 5 and our internal coming of age movies, Kindergarten contributors wrote letters to our future selves. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, we’ll always have these letters to read back. Plus, no one is more fun to talk to…… Continue reading Letters To Our Future Selves

Lunch

Photo by Silvana Smith By Silvana Smith These are photos of food sculptures I made. It’s part of my “food series.” Everything in these photos is 100% real, only the colors are edited. I made letter molds out of silicone from those childhood fridge magnets.These photos represent lunch. When I think of lunch I think…… Continue reading Lunch

The Perfect Pair

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo There are so many cliches about the “perfect pair.” Mostly they’re soulmates of the food pyramid. Ketchup and mustard, mac and cheese, burger and fries, the list goes on and on. Those are pretty high expectations to live up to. But, if you really think about it. Any…… Continue reading The Perfect Pair

Best Of 2020 Scrapbook

By Tracy Fuentes, Ash Fuentes, Kleigh Balugo, Lyra, Abbey Steinman, Isabel Cruz Despite all the negative things last year brought, 2020 was a memorable year for all of us. Reflecting on the past year, Kindergarten contributors created scrapbook pages of their favorite memories. By Tracy FuentesBy Ash FuentesBy Kleigh BalugoBy LyraBy Abbey SteinmanBy Isabel Cruz