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


Photo by Natasha Kalsi By Natasha Kalsi I dream of simpler times. When the only competitions were  seeing who could swing the highest at the park and  musical chairs at friends’ birthday parties. When I did things because I enjoyed doing them  and not for hearts on a screen or a following. Like painting with… Continue reading Toxicity

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


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

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

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

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

Revolution Girl Style Now?

Photo by Charlotte Turner By Charlotte Turner I was predisposed to like Netflix’s latest original film “Moxie.” An adaptation of a novel by Jennifer Mathieu, it follows teen girl Vivian as she discovers her mom’s past involvement in the 90s riot grrrl scene, and creates her own feminist zine taking down the sexism of her… Continue reading Revolution Girl Style Now?

She Doesn’t Smoke Anymore, But She’s Not Smoking Any Less

Song Analysis/Commentary of “I Don’t Smoke” by Mitski Photo by Abbey Steinman By Abbey Steinman Track No. 5, “I Don’t Smoke,” off of Mitski’s 2014 album, “Bury Me At Makeout Creek” is the definition of a guilty pleasure song. It’s the song I blast on my speakers as I cruise the freeway at night with… Continue reading She Doesn’t Smoke Anymore, But She’s Not Smoking Any Less

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…


Photo by Ian Watson By Ian Watson For when I have no hope for the future and cannot romanticize the present, I look to the past – Wearing rose colored glasses, I stare through the mirror that beholds all of the events of my life I look at the faces of all of the people… Continue reading Jumping


Photo by Greta Unetich By Greta Unetich Your face fractured by the shadows under the stars,  Under the slivers in the silver trees.  The cold air touches my arms, my legs. Cold water in my hair, mist on the road back home.  Your skin underwater,  Where the dreams of the living live,  Blue even when… Continue reading Waterfall

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