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A Summer with Dr. Fly

Kayla Padilla August 29, 2019

Photo provided by Kayla PadillaThis summer I studied abroad in Belize through Texas Tech's Field School in Maya Archaeology study abroad program. We excavated an average of seven hours per day, and during...

Dear Kayla: Im in love with a straight woman

Dear Kayla: I’m in love with a straight woman

Kayla Padilla August 22, 2019

Illustrations by Ren Rader“I’m a queer female, but I’m in love with a straight woman. What should I do?” —Raspberry Oh Raspberry, where should I begin? I’m all too familiar...

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Con amor si voy a vivir

Kayla Padilla May 2, 2019
Translation: With love I will live
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How not to appropriate culture this Fiesta

Noelle Barrera April 11, 2019
San Antonio's biggest party is harming diversity
Trinity Latinx community members talk Fiesta

Trinity Latinx community members talk Fiesta

Gabriella Garriga April 11, 2019
Latinx individuals from Trinity's community discuss how they view Fiesta
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Why I Didn’t Join Greek life

Kayla Padilla March 28, 2019
Observations into Greek Life's problematic nature
Drowning out the white noise to make our own

Drowning out the white noise to make our own

Kayla Padilla February 21, 2019
Students reflect on learning American-centric ideals in college
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Are we entitled to entertainment?

Kayla Padilla February 6, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve HumphreysIt all started at a tennis tournament. I was waiting for my match to begin when one of my teammates asked, “Why don’t you have any social media? You’re...

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The detriment of using the n-word when you’re not black

Kayla Padilla November 28, 2018

This year’s Ignite the Night, Alpha Chi Lambda's annual charity event, was supposed to be a fabulous event for all of us. Yet, after realizing the music wasn’t nearly as enjoyable and fun as...

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In defense of my existence: We belong and will be heard

Kayla Padilla November 8, 2018

It has been brought to my attention that I am quite … controversial. In my natural, outspoken state, it seems my mere voice has incensed quite a number of people. Evidently, sharing my experiences as...

How to dress gay when you look straight

How to dress gay when you look straight

Kayla Padilla September 12, 2018

Within my first few weeks at Trinity, I realized I didn’t feel any pressure to like men, so I didn’t. It wasn’t until months later that I realized I was a lesbian. First I came out to...

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You’re not betraying your religion by seeking professional help

Kayla Padilla August 29, 2018

The room is silent, and you’re left alone with your ominous thoughts. You’re religious, so you call out to God or Allah, the Buddha’s wisdom or the Hindu deities. You trust in their greatness...

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