Behind the Uniform

I cried my first time catering at the college. It was during the rush of serving all the guests food. My eyes watery as I placed the food on the table and rushed back to my next task. It was a large banquet at the Campus Center dining room serving some formal dinner I can’t…

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Letter to Mi Hermanito

Dear brother, You’ll be graduating high school soon and I’ll be crying like a baby at your graduation. Sincerely, Me   Dear high school senior, I’m going to help you and be there for you after we graduate. There’s a huge adventure waiting to happen. Sincerely, College senior   Dear hermano, I know it’s been…

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LDR: How do we deal with the long distance?

I met my boyfriend freshman year. I am now a senior, he’s graduated, living four plus hours away from me. No big deal. I got to see him early this month before school started, luckily. And next month, he’ll be driving to see me the day after comps, a nice celebration. The relationship has stayed strong,…

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Home for the Holidays

It feels weird being back home for the holidays. I lay down in the once shared room with my now married sister; sifting through the half full closet bare with the few clothes I left at home. The honest truth is that I have changed so much since my Freshman year. Being back home leaves…

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Study Sessions at a French Cafe

I’ve locked myself up in one corner of Crowe lobby, headphones on and distractions off. The Pandora station tuned to the ‘French Cafe’ playing different calming genres of music in French. A different language keeping my head in track. French music in the background keeps my mind focused, in tune, organized. I don’t know what…

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A Workout in Spanish

We go to the gym, we put on our headphones, and we forget everything else. I went to the gym today: one hour of yoga, ten minutes playing around with the handstand, and half an hour on the elliptical listening to the Pandora station ‘Merengue Electronico.’ I would be half dancing, half running to Merengue’s…

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Let’s De-Stress

We tend to push our minds more than our physical bodies. Meaning, we mentally exhaust ourselves, think our body into exhaustion, then forget that our body can do more. At least, I do. I would psyche myself out about the little time I had rather than actually doing anything with the little time I had….

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A Backstage Pass to Art in the IMA

Three years ago, the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) went through a complete renovation of its storage facility. New accommodations were built, a bigger space and several rooms added; many new areas were created to allow the people who run the museum to better run the museum, and give the artwork more breathing space. On…

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A New Superhero

A group of staff and professors already sit on the chairs set in lecture room 137 as I walk in. It’s early still, but the room is already halfway full and stragglers continue to come in to hear the lecture that’s been slightly advertised to certain classes and people interested in the anthropological aspect of chocolate…

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