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A Love Note Pt. 2

Posted by Marlene

Long distance relationships are neither easy nor difficult to overcome, but trust, novelty in communication and being patient are key factors in stable relationships. Not only do we find some of these factors in a romantic relationship, but also in many other types of bonds (e.g., friendships, mother and daughter, teacher and student etc.). Had I been selfish and stubborn I would have insisted to keep him in my life. But my parents taught me that loving is patient, kind and mindful. As William Shakespeare said “the course of true love never did run smooth”. Life is a mystery and we can only untangle the mysteries after they have occurred, then is it only ok to interpret the incidents that happen to us. Still, loving another being has been more than just a beautiful experience and being in love changed my perspective on what fate and destiny mean.


College is a prime time to find your true self, and discover new goals. I would never change meeting my first love because he helped me grow and taught me about love. I’ve never had the privilege of living in a house, owning expensive clothes or a car, but I have had the privilege of falling in love.


Beatriz Alvarez

Two Beds, Two Homes

Posted by Beatriz Alvarez

I always wanted to leave home and experience life beyond the small town I had lived in all my life. But when I moved to East Bay, I cried for weeks, thinking it was a mistake to leave my comfort zone to a place where I didn’t know anyone. It was a year until I felt completely comfortable. I became friends with my roommates and became involved in campus activities as a contributor for the school newspaper, design editor for one of the school’s literary magazine, and a volunteer in the Event Squad.

My advice: don’t quit when it gets tough. Enjoy the ride. If you ever doubt the decision you make about leaving home, remind yourself why you did. I can’t imagine living anywhere else. The Bay has become my second home. And put yourself out there and have fun. Life doesn’t always have to be so serious.

Mireille Garcia Serrato

Choosing a Major

Posted by Mireille Garcia Serrato

Choosing a major is a challenging decision that many college students encounter throughout their college career. Some students come into their freshman year knowing what they want to major in. Other students are still unsure of what they want to study during their time in college. If you are entering your first year of college knowing that the major you entered with is not something you are passionate about, you are not alone. Many students change their major several times until they are able to find a major that they enjoy learning about.

There are many ways in which students can obtain information on choosing the major that fits them the best:

  • Go to an advising center on campus where counselors are available to discuss your career interests with you.
  • Intern to experience the potential career pathways that a major can lead you to.
  • Attend career fairs at your campus to become informed on what jobs certain majors have to offer after college.

Most importantly, you must know that the decision is yours to make. You will know when a major is right for you, simply because you will enjoy learning more and more about it.



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