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Icebreaking internationally

College Core

With the advent of college and amid the stomach-dropping realization that I was suddenly “on my own,” I had come to the realization that I needed to make a new community.
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Made in Mexico

Cal in Color

Whitexicans are thought of as a big joke in Mexico, from their accents to the way they dress (usually wearing a “Mexico is the s—” bomber jacket).
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You saved me

Things I Didn't Say

I have been saved from different things at different points in my life. Funnily enough, none of those moments involved Prince Charming.
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Through the eyes of the grader

College Core

The academic expectations I had put on myself during A Levels were so intense that I developed a nasty streak of perfectionism. So much that, at times, it became brutal to my self-worth.
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The Afro-Latine lens on education

Impact Issue

Not seeing any Black professors or students was tough — how could any of my peers relate to me? The lack of representation was frustrating in the sense that I had no mentors with a path similar to mine.
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