An Ode to My Very Asian Teenage Years

Photo by Silvana Smith By Francesca Bernardino Admittedly, I’m one of those people whose hometown is a major pillar of their personality. I love telling people I meet that I’m from Vegas, and I take a certain joy in explaining how I don’t actually live on The Strip (but practically everything in the city is…… Continue reading An Ode to My Very Asian Teenage Years

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

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

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

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

The Case Against New Year’s Resolutions

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Francesca Bernardino This year, I bought a yoga mat. The purchase was spurred by the panic-induced determination to be a “better person” that propelled many of us through 2020 as we drowned our pandemic listlessness in baking sourdough and consuming TV shows at obscene rates. After my purchase, I proudly…… Continue reading The Case Against New Year’s Resolutions

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