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Lessons learned over break: The impact of growing pains

Lessons learned over break: The impact of growing pains

Nina Loya January 23, 2020

Illustration by Ren RaderI like to think that I'm a strong, resilient person, but almost every part of my first semester of college pushed me past the point of healthy growth. The bad outweighed the good...

Photo credit: Ren Rader

An 18-year-old’s (small) identity crisis

Nina Loya November 13, 2019

Illustration by Ren RaderAs an indecisive person, I have been unsure about a lot of things in college. A lot of the time, I’m unsure about the little things like what I should have for lunch, or...

Photo credit: Ren Rader

Sometimes going home is the best medicine

Nina Loya October 31, 2019

Illustration by Ren RaderI have been in college for two and a half months now, and I'm still homesick.Homesickness comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors. As a matter of fact, it affects women...

Photo credit: Ren Rader

I’m supposed to be here… Right?

Nina Loya October 15, 2019

Illustration by Ren RaderHi, my name is Nina. I'm a Hispanic, first-generation college student from the Rio Grande Valley, and I suffer from imposter syndrome. Now, if you are a bit unsure what "imposter...

Photo credit: Ren Rader

Friends are key to coping with homesickness

Nina Loya September 28, 2019

Illustration by Ren RaderHomesickness in college is pretty commonplace. Whether home is a one-hour drive away or halfway across the world, feeling homesick is valid and not something to just brush off....

Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut

Live like a Sim: Lessons from a sandbox game

Nina Loya September 11, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutThe very first Sims game, created by Will Wright, made its debut on Feb. 4, 2000, as a sandbox PC game. Little did Wright know that a whopping 19 years later, people, like...

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