Sitting in the shade of the noisy quad, Frances Guzman reflected on her not so smooth coming out. Amidst the chaos of lunchtime pop music with bordering on painful sound to bass ratio, Guzman talked about coming from a childhood without LGBT+ representation, being raised in a Mexican family and learning how to navigate sexuality and gender identity largely on her own while also taking a leadership position.
‘Bloom’: A love letter from Troye Sivan
When Troye Sivan released his debut album, “Blue Neighborhood,” in 2015, listeners were taken aback by the level of maturity and confidence that seemed to exude from this 20 year-old young man who got his start on Youtube by posting covers that date all the way back to 2007.
Alum’s books help small fish swim in big pond
Chelo Manchego saw his home country El Salvador as “another world”. His family lived in a gated community due to the dangers in his neighborhood, however, he had his own ways of escaping reality. He spent hours in nature with his friends and loved to be outside as much as he could. In El Salvador, there are earthquakes constantly, so he would make a tent outside because he was convinced it was safer than being inside a building. His family was always supportive of his …