• Gaby Trevino

    i am (not) a fake

    redefining imposter syndrome

    November 8, 2019
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    I say I’m not a fake, but I’ve often felt like one. I’m sure you’ve heard it all before: “imposter syndrome,” especially common among women (according to research) and especially prevalent at a place like Brown (according to my freshman orientation lectures). But I felt it even before Brown—stiff smiles, midnight tears, my mom’s you […]

    screen memory

    rear window and why we watch movies

    October 31, 2019
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    At what age, if any, are we old enough to truly watch a movie? What threshold of time and space must be crossed before we can fully understand how a film works and the limitations of the magic it offers? There’s an obvious answer: It depends on the movie and the maturity of the person […]

    parent trap

    what to expect when mom & dad take the aux

    October 18, 2019
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    I’m pretty lame. The highest my pulse rate has been all year was probably when I read that Travis Scott had a new single coming out.  My parents are lame, too, but in a sadder way. They haven’t even listened to pop radio since before I was born; maybe your parents haven’t either.  Musical complacency […]

    finding asian america

    seeing ourselves in the farewell

    October 11, 2019
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    “Another Asian movie, ha? What the other one we watched? Crazy Asian, hm?”  My mom rarely goes into Boston for pleasure, and even then, it’s only when my sister and I drag her out. Usually, we take her to see the annual movie that scripts at least one Asian actor with more than two lines. […]

    a guide on comparing apples to apples

    apple-picking simplified

    October 6, 2019
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    When you take a break from studying for midterms and look around, you see leaves slowly exchanging their green appearances for robust, warm colors. Sometimes, you decide to venture out and try the seasonal Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew at Starbucks or the Orange and Fig Latte at Dave’s. Or you happen to notice all the […]