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To speak with my hand

Trial and Error

Being a writer is much more complicated than one might think. Even to this day, I still struggle with writer’s block and terrible first drafts.
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New professor, who dis?

Undeclared

When prospective students think about college, they often think about all the different kinds of people they’ll meet –– who they’ll live with, what student organizations they’ll join and what their classmates will be like. Yet students don’t often think about the personalities they’ll encounter at the front of the
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Swing in and save me

Trial and Error

When it comes to dating, I have no idea what I am doing. As someone who is actually obsessed with love songs, romance novels and rom-coms, I live in my own fairytale. I am writing and rewriting in my head what could happen. I am constantly creating scenarios in which
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Hair

Trial and Error

Hair can be a source of stress and insecurity for many Black women, myself included. My first time in a hair salon, I wasn’t nervous. I was skeptical.
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The final stop

Undeclared

I like the anonymity of city living, the feeling that I could stay holed up in my apartment or walk six miles throughout the city.
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Worth it

Trial and Error

That day I took a risk, and I did something that I don’t normally do. I made myself available, talked to someone I didn’t know and took a step closer.
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Doing time in the Inland Empire

Undeclared

When I think of Claremont McKenna College, I feel nothing. I feel neither sad nor glad that I left after just one year. I don’t miss being on campus, yet I don’t harbor ill will toward the institution. I became a Claremont McKenna student by circumstance. After I finished up
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