Paola Fernandez

  • October 2, 2017By Paola Fernandez

    Previously, I spoke about my experience when I first arrived to Cuba and the various tourist spots I had the chance to visit. This is going to be a continuation of that but slightly different. The second week I was in Cuba, I spent it with my maternal family members. They lived a bit farther

  • September 14, 2017By Paola Fernandez

    You are probably wondering why I traveled to Cuba out of all the magnificent places in the world. You see, I have never gotten the chance to meet my extended family from my paternal and maternal side. The only family I have known in the U.S. was my mom, dad, aunt, maternal grandma, aunt and

  • August 27, 2017By Paola Fernandez

    This poem describes that feeling when you are slowly transitioning to adulthood with all its baggage and missing your youthful days of being happy. You get into relationships, you realize you have roles to fulfill. It gets exhausting.   I miss sleeping next to my mother I wish this sinking feeling could stop But isn’t

  • August 4, 2017By Paola Fernandez

    Don’t expect M A  N   I    A, Fall Out Boy’s sixth studio album, to be stocked up at your local Target or BestBuy on September 15. Patrick Stump, frontman of the pop punk group, publicized a Twitter statement announcing its postponed release date (January 19) and the reason behind it. “The album just

  • July 30, 2017By Paola Fernandez

    Debuting towards the end of 2017, Zoe Saldana eagerly hopes to launch BeSe — a digital media company solely for Latino entertainment. Derived from the Spanish and English verb “to be”, it will target Generation Z and millennial audiences worldwide. Latino audiences ranked as the second highest percentage of moviegoers in 2016 within minority groups. Recent

  • June 11, 2017By Paola Fernandez

    Exquisite spices of vibrant reds and yellows exploding on my tongue always sent a smile to my lips. The lavished aroma of papayas filled my lungs. It reminded me of home, the biggest island in the Caribbean Sea — Cuba. With palm trees scattered at its borders and the Spanish dialect roaming through the blue

  • June 2, 2017By Paola Fernandez

    With a subtle tap on your screen, a versatile world of daring storytelling comes to life. That’s what Netflix is to most of its subscribers. Setting the stakes high is Netflix’s everyday procedure. Being the most talked about on-demand service does, however, have drawbacks. Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings has spoken out on the company’s success

  • June 1, 2017By Paola Fernandez

      To kickoff Pride Month 2017, I wrote a poem about girls loving girls. No matter what label someone chooses, it all relates to one thing: a girl falling in love with a girl. Girls are magical, something from another universe. Out of this world. The way they kiss and touch. The way they endure

  • May 25, 2017By Paola Fernandez

    The Get Down beautifully demonstrated the lives of people of color in the 70s Bronx, New York. It passionately shone a spotlight on what it is to live in a white world. What it is to use music, especially hip hop, in an environment infested by gangs, street violence and drugs. It painted a picture

  • April 20, 2017By Paola Fernandez

    "All that I want Is to wake up fine Tell me that I'm alright That I ain't gonna die" Waiting four years since the self-titled album release in 2013 wasn’t easy for Paramore fans. But the highly anticipated moment has come and listeners are savoring every second of it. “Hard Times”, the title of the

  • April 19, 2017By Paola Fernandez

    There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Mr. Robot engages its viewers with a realistic thriller of drugs, mental illness and a cynical view of our virtual reality. Centered in New York 2015, the series shadows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) and his team of Fsociety. Their goal is to knock down corporate America one hack

  • April 18, 2017By Paola Fernandez

    I wrote this poem simply to get my emotions out over my past relationship. I needed an outlet to deal with my thoughts and the pain. With the person I was with, nothing felt real. It was all empty. It was wasted love. I was born in the last days of August. Hence, I’m a