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Bella

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hometown: Hoboken, New Jersey

 

Extracurriculars: Daily Free Press, photography, visiting museums, 

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Why are you studying journalism?
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"I can't major in it here, but in my mind, I'm majoring in photojournalism. I really have always loved photography, and I’m very interested in cultures and what the world is doing, how we're evolving, new things that are coming up. My dream is to be a director of photography on movies and documentaries. At the end of the day, we all rely on journalism, even if we don't think about it that much. I want to propel that and see how the news and our media will work in the future."

What objects in your dorm represent your identity or home life?
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"My dad traveled when I was younger, and he would bring home magnets for me. I have some cute ones like this little dog, and I’ve had this BU magnet since I was eight years old. On my wall, there’s a picture of me and my brother. My baby cousin and I have the same light because she really likes it. What’s on my desk is really meaningful to me because this is what was in my makeup bag for my whole life. It’s stationary, and not moving [from house to house], and that’s revolutionary because I never had that."

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What are you struggling with?
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"I think my biggest thing now is being overstimulated by people, and knowing when to just go home. I'm such an absorber of people's stress, and when I have my alone time, I get rid of that. Sometimes I just need a minute, because there’s so many people all the time. I’ll tell my friends, I’m gonna go to the museum alone. There’s this stigma that you have to be around people all the time, but you really don’t. That’s something I'm trying to work out every day."

College can be hardStudent Wellbeing provides support for Boston University students with resources, like the one below:

"Student Wellbeing is proud to offer all BU students FREE access to Headspace — a research-backed app for mindfulness and meditation. From waking up to exercising, eating to sleeping, the Headspace app has 1,000+ hours of exercises to help you live your whole day mindfully — not just when you’re sitting to meditate.

Headspace App

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