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Being Black: My Experience Applying to College
Being Black: My Experience Applying to College

Applying to college as a young Black woman during a pandemic has been an experience, to say the least. Before going into this process, I thought I would have ample time to visit the colleges I was interested in and importantly, speak to current—specifically Black—students about their experience at that college in regards to diversity, equity and inclusion, and other thoughts they could give insight on. However, since I was not able to do this, I had to rely on YouTube videos and countless virtual events in order to get a glimpse into college life. ...

A Letter to the Doubtful Freshman
A Letter to the Doubtful Freshman

Dear Excited Yet Nervous Freshman, You’ve worked for this moment your entire life, and it’s finally here. Standing in the halls of academia you experience euphoria. The marble columns and founder’s statue gazing down on you, you feel peace at last. Your war of work is finally over, with you claiming victory. But as you enter the first week of classes, surprised over and over again with the grandeur of university, another feeling snakes its way into your mind, attaching itself with every single thought and feeling you have....

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Day In The Life As A ROTC Student While In A Pandemic
Day In The Life As A ROTC Student While In A Pandemic

If you think being a college student during a pandemic is hard, how about being in a Reserve Officer Training Corps, ROTC, program while attending college and you are only a freshman. Here is some background information before I get into my day. ROTC is tough to balance when it comes with school and trying to become an officer, but it is doable! There are many rules that a first year has to follow such as making sure you follow the correct walkway since every freshman has a certain path you must take to go from class to class. This includes not taking a certain walkway, staircase, and/ or not walking on the grass. ...

Q&A: What it’s like to be on a college campus during a pandemic?
Q&A: What it’s like to be on a college campus during a pandemic?

On August 26, I moved into my college dorm. I was surprised to make it that far. The entire week, I half-expected Wellesley to cancel, to say that there were too many cases in the country and we had to go back home. When I moved in that day, I was required to quarantine in my room until I received my negative test result. Though this gave me a full day and a half to unpack my things, I couldn’t bother–I was prepared to be sent back home at any moment. ...

Girl of the Month: Drew Townsel
Girl of the Month: Drew Townsel

Drew Townsel is the Girl of the Month for our 7th issue! Drew is the Founder & CEO of Intersect Magazine and a freshman at Loyola Marymount University. She also works with Sony Music U and has an internship with 10k Projects. Listen to our interview with Drew on Spotify or Apple Podcasts or watch the video podcast on YouTube to hear more about her story and about how she created Intersect Magazine....

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Issue 7: Letter From the Editor
Issue 7: Letter From the Editor

Hello and welcome to Kaleidoscope Teen Magazine’s 7th issue! Happy New Year! It is finally 2021. 2020 for me, felt like the longest year ever while simultaneously feeling like it went by so quickly. Looking back on it, I can’t believe it’s 2021! 2020 was a difficult year for many people in a variety of ways. Whether it was losing loved ones, the impact of isolation, the effect on mental health, finishing school on zoom, or not graduating in person. ...

First Time Voter Vlog | 2020 Election
First Time Voter Vlog | 2020 Election

This year in April, I turned 18; this meant I had the opportunity to vote in the 2020 Election! I was so excited, and this moment was one of the things I was looking forward to this year especially because this was such an important election in the history of our country. On November 3, I voted in person with my whole family, and I decided to vlog my experience to share it with Kaleidoscope Teen Magazine. ...

“Voting is not only our right—it is our power”
“Voting is not only our right—it is our power”

A vote can seem like a meaningless ballot in a sea of millions of people, voices, and opinions. It can almost seem like it doesn't matter and won't affect those around you. With today's divided political climate and tense atmosphere, opting out of voting may seem like the best option. Many people share these thoughts and fears for the future, so voting is especially important this year. ...