Traditions Past

Photo by Athena Rajnai By Athena Rajnai Tradition is a beautiful thing, especially when it involves the people that you love. In these 3 poems, I tried my best to outline the phases of creating traditions alongside someone, having those traditions tarnished and broken, and the eventual healing process of it all. I’ve not had… Continue reading Traditions Past

Sources Of Warmth In The Winter

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Alyanna Moralda Although winter is the coldest time of the year, I always found refuge in films that provided me warmth when my heater couldn’t. Classics like Home Alone and The Polar Express are definitely on that list but I found myself watching movies that strayed away from the Christmas subject itself. Regardless of… Continue reading Sources Of Warmth In The Winter


Photo by Lyra By Lyra Matryoshka “Americans call it ‘nesting doll’ but it really is matryoshka.” My mother’s heavy Russian accent tinged the words she spoke with a certain harshness, even if she meant for them to carry a gentle tone. “See, there’s one doll inside the other. It’s like mother to daughter in a… Continue reading Matryoshka

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

Festive Film Favorites

Photo by Ash Fuentes By Ash Fuentes Whether you’re spending Christmas with friends and family or having some alone time, it’s never a bad idea to put on a holiday movie to lighten your spirits. If you are simply looking for something other than a repetitive Christmas playlist to play in the background of your… Continue reading Festive Film Favorites

A Very Bookish Christmas

Photo by Tracy Fuentes By Tracy Fuentes With the semester coming to an end and the holidays upon us after a tumultuous year, settling down with a book and a cup of hot cocoa sounds perfect to me. Whenever November hits, I am always tempted to pick up a few holiday-themed books to put myself… Continue reading A Very Bookish Christmas

The Best Gifts Are Handmade

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Tracy Fuentes Rather than supporting the unethical and harmful practices of Amazon, Walmart, and other companies this holiday season, consider hand-making something for your loved ones. Plus, in the era of COVID-19, you can avoid the typical downfalls of holiday shopping such as large crowds and long shipping times. Handmade… Continue reading The Best Gifts Are Handmade

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 Kleigh Balugo: Boba Fanatic, Artist, And Co-Chief Editor

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Tracy Fuentes SZA is playing in the background. Paint bottles and brushes are scattered on the newspaper-covered table. Kleigh leans forward on the couch to compare her painting of a lush green landscape to the reference on her phone. She uses red paint to dab flowers onto her canvas. Despite… Continue reading Meet Kleigh Balugo: Boba Fanatic, Artist, And Co-Chief Editor

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