Ash Fuentes

Kindergarten Turns One!

Nearly 200 posts, 12 issues, and one year later, here we are at the first anniversary of Kindergarten Mag! In order to commemorate this moment, editors Tracy and Kleigh asked contributors questions about their time at Kindergarten and their experiences in the past year. Celebrate with us as we reminisce about Kindergarten’s growth and look… Continue reading Kindergarten Turns One!

Seasons Change

Photo by Ash Fuentes By Ash Fuentes The end of August signifies the end of my carefree routine in which I got used to living each day without school assignments due for three months. The start of every semester is always the roughest one for me personally. I see that for most people it’s the… Continue reading Seasons Change

Filipino Monsters and Folklore 101

Photo by Kleigh Balugo Filipino mythology and folklore are rich with unique creatures that outshine the Bigfoots of American lore. Some of them are absolutely terrifying, some of them are harmless, some of them are pranksters. Inspired by Kindergarten contributor Bianca’s piece on duwendes, we wanted to delve deeper and share more of the creatures… Continue reading Filipino Monsters and Folklore 101

Stigma

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Ash Fuentes My high school math teacher used to try to scare my class by saying that about 80% of us wouldn’t graduate from college once we got there. We were in the second-lowest math class that we could possibly take as seniors. She would say she had no doubt… Continue reading Stigma

The Recess Playlist

For this month’s theme of recess, Kindergarten contributors hand picked songs we play when we’re walking across campus, songs that get us through the week, and songs we listen to when we study. Essentially, this playlist is your ultimate back to school soundtrack. Listen to the playlist here Kleigh Balugo “Campus” by Vampire Weekend The… Continue reading The Recess Playlist

Summer Days Summer Nights

Photo by Ash Fuentes By Ash Fuentes Day We’re in a fully packed car on the way to our favorite boba shop after snooping around our favorite aisles in the nearest bookstore. The air is thick with the lingering scent of sunscreen that my nose has begun to recognize as quite pleasant in comparison to… Continue reading Summer Days Summer Nights

Reunion

Photo by Ash Fuentes By Ash Fuentes Not to sound like Vin Diesel in every Fast and Furious movie in the franchise, but family is important or whatever he says.  The top lessons taught by the franchise are don’t turn your back on family, you don’t have friends you have family, something about loyalty, more… Continue reading Reunion

The Unity Playlist

For issue 7: Unity, we chose songs that bring people together. Listen with your friends and let the good times roll! Listen to the playlist here Charlotte Turner “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon This doesn’t seem like a song that would bring people together, as it’s just Carly Simon listing the many flaws of… Continue reading The Unity Playlist

The Good Days Playlist

This month, we picked feel good songs to help boost your mood when you’re feeling down. ♫ Half of us chasing fountains of youth and it’s in the present now ♫ Listen to the playlist here “Good Days” by SZA Of course, what would the Good Days playlist be without this song?! Thank you SZA… Continue reading The Good Days Playlist

White Rabbit

Photo by Ash Fuentes By Ash Fuentes Maybe my whole life runs on “Filipino Time” because I am quite late to everything. In ways that are literal and metaphorical, I am always late. Sometimes I’ll be the first to arrive at a place, other times I won’t get into the shower until thirty minutes before… Continue reading White Rabbit

The Coming Of Age Playlist

In the spirit of Issue 5, Kindergarten contributors curated the soundtrack to their lives. These are the songs that would play in the background of our coming of age movies. Listen along with us as the credits start to roll. Listen to the playlist here Ash Fuentes “Cliche” by Mxmtoon None of the songs I’m… Continue reading The Coming Of Age Playlist

Fashion Misses And Disses

Photo by Kleigh Balugo A large amount of the biggest fashion trends today are actually reused styles from the past. Fashion will always be recycled! Retro-style flare jeans, 90s grunge, and Y2K are a few styles that have inspired modern trends. Some of the contributors at Kindergarten Mag came together to share the trends they… Continue reading Fashion Misses And Disses

Go-To Comfort Movies

Photo by Ash Fuentes By Ash Fuentes I always say that I don’t have time for myself anymore and use that as the reason why I haven’t really watched any new movies lately. With school, work, and contributing to Kindergarten Mag being my top priorities, I’d say I’m pretty busy these days! In reality, I… Continue reading Go-To Comfort Movies

The Nostalgia Playlist

For this month’s playlist, Kindergarten contributors handpicked songs that make them feel the most nostalgic, ranging from childhood favorites to middle school anthems. Turn the volume up and travel through time with us! Listen to the playlist here Charlotte Turner “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” by Arcade Fire There are many songs I love that… Continue reading The Nostalgia Playlist

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…

Love Letter to Myself

Photo by Ash Fuentes By Ash Fuentes My dearest love, You have taken over my life and turned it into pure bliss. I am so deeply in love with you that I’ve begun to see you in everything. I notice that you’re everywhere… the glass of a window, the smallest reflection on a shiny surface,… Continue reading Love Letter to Myself

The Soulmates Playlist

Our third issue, Soulmates, is centered around love. In the spirit of soulmates and Valentine’s Day, Kindergarten contributors made a Spotify playlist of their most listened to love songs, most of which we’ve cried to. Whether you love or hate love songs, we’ve got you covered with recommendations. Listen to the playlist here Abbey Steinman… Continue reading The Soulmates Playlist