Category Archives: Personal Reflections

5 Tips To Follow For Your First Week of College

This post was originally submitted on 17 October 2015 on┬áDear First Generation Students. The original post can be found here. Your first week of college will probably be a twister of emotions, experiences, headaches, and names! From moving in and … Continue reading

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My Hometown

About the Piece The following piece is a descriptive narrative of my hometown, in which I describe the surroundings, the community, and overall living situation. The purpose of this piece is to really try to understand my “home” and find … Continue reading

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Graduation Day

The hairs on my arms are shaking, yet withering deep into my skin as the wind blows on my gown. I look out to see hundreds of students, on this day, and possibly their very last day here at UC … Continue reading

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To My Unknown Father

About the Piece To My Unknown Father is a creative non-fiction piece first written in my Writing 25: Introduction to Creative Writing Course at UC Merced in 2013. The piece follows my story of not knowing my father and my … Continue reading

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10 Things I Say When I Don’t Know What to Say

Wow, that’s a mouthful for a title. Whether we’re trying to end a conversation, or not start one at all, or if we’re in an uncomfortable situation, we try to get ourselves out of it. Sure, sneaking away is simple, … Continue reading

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