Kleigh Balugo

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

Side Character Syndrome

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo Why don’t main characters in teen movies ever look like me or my friends? This is a genuine question I have.  When I was younger I didn’t understand that the lack of representation for Asians and other POC in the media was rooted in racism. I didn’t think… Continue reading Side Character Syndrome

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

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

Printable Valentines For You

By Tracy Fuentes, Kleigh Balugo, Ash Fuentes, Cait Thomson, Alyanna Moralda, Lyra ♡ Happy Valentines Day! ♡ Kindergarten contributors made their very own valentines for you to print out and give to your lovers, soulmates, friends, family, neighbors, pets, and mailmen.

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.

The Resolution Playlist

Photo by Kleigh Balugo In honor of our second issue, Resolution, Kindergarten contributors compiled their most loved songs in to a single Spotify playlist. Covering a wide range of different genres, artists, and time periods, this is what Resolution sounds like to us. Listen to the playlist here Alyanna Moralda “Everything Is Everything” by Ms.… Continue reading The Resolution Playlist

At the Dinner Table

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Francesca Bernardino, Tracy Fuentes, Kleigh Balugo, Ash Fuentes During the holidays, family dinners are unavoidable, along with the awkward conversations and invasive questions that come with them. Everyone can relate to being asked if we’re single, what we’re studying in school, et cetera. Some more controversial topics may arise, such… Continue reading At the Dinner Table

Get Cozy With Kindergarten

The winter months are all about layering and bundling up. Ash, Tracy, Abbey, and Kleigh compiled their most festive and comfy clothes to show Kindergarten readers what they’re wearing this December, minus shoes in a few pictures because technically you’re not supposed to wear them in the house. Even though it doesn’t get too cold… Continue reading Get Cozy With Kindergarten

The Evil Consumerist Machine Forced Me To Buy Hello Kitty Keychains

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo Giving gifts to your loved ones is second nature during the holiday season. When I was little, I would always look forward to opening presents on Christmas morning. However, after I attended my first feminist theory class in college, I learned that being excited to open presents on… Continue reading The Evil Consumerist Machine Forced Me To Buy Hello Kitty Keychains

Meet Tracy Fuentes: Bookworm, Anime Expert, And Co-Chief Editor

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo Tracy Fuentes sits on her couch, embroidering an orange mushroom onto a pair of jeans. “The Weekend” by SZA plays in the background, as she focuses intently on not stabbing herself with the needle. Tall bookshelves grow from the floor, like trees in a forest. The shelves are… Continue reading Meet Tracy Fuentes: Bookworm, Anime Expert, And Co-Chief Editor