Girls Like Me

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo In May, I wrote an essay called “Girls Like Me: Finding a Cure for Yellow Fever.” Writing it helped me cope with a past relationship where I was fetishized for being Asian. Since then, I’ve been thinking a lot about my place in the world and how my…… Continue reading Girls Like Me

Hometownless Hero

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo My parents really love to move. So much so that I’ve lost count of all the houses I’ve lived in. The funniest part though, is that the only thing they love more than moving away, is moving back. I say this because although I’ve moved around a lot,…… Continue reading Hometownless Hero

The Spirit Playlist

In honor of the Spirit issue and all things creepy, we picked ghostly songs for this month’s playlist. Warning! Listening to this playlist may make you feel like you’re being haunted by a troubled spirit. Listen to the playlist here Jacquelyn Rodriguez “La Llorona” by Ángela Aguilar With mysterious origins, numerous versions, and breathtaking performances…… Continue reading The Spirit Playlist

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

Taking Up Space

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo There’s nothing that I envy more than people who can unapologetically take up time and space in the classroom. In my freshman year of college I took a feminism theory class. I showed up on the first day with all my squeaky clean notebooks and freshly sharpened pencils,…… Continue reading Taking Up Space

Girls Like Me: Finding a Cure for Yellow Fever

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo I walk through H-Mart scavenging the shelves for snacks that remind me of home and my childhood. Trader Joe’s mochi ice cream just doesn’t cut it anymore. Across from me I see a group of white teenage girls in head to toe Brandy Melville, laughing and stuffing their…… Continue reading Girls Like Me: Finding a Cure for Yellow Fever