Author: Leonel Martinez

In a ‘Sea of White’: Living as a QPOC on campus

From the first day of my freshman year, I realized quickly that I wasn’t the average Williams student. I arrived early to campus because of First Gen orientation. I remember…

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Once more to the campo: A student’s exploration of origin

One memory about the Dominican Republic (D.R.) sticks out to me. I was in kindergarten and the teacher told the class to draw a place that we loved being at.…

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Is there fakeness in honesty?: The honest confessions of a not-so honest person.

After the exhilarating high of completing Voices, the First Days event where students speak about community on campus, there was one common response from that night: They told me and…

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Thoughts from a first generation student: The struggle between family and individual will

During the first weekend of second semester, my mother, my older sister and baby nephew came up from New York to visit to me. My sister was driving to a…

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