I started school this week. I love all my classes. I’m taking creative writing, Asian American women’s studies, 16-millimeter film, social justice in documentaries, and mixed media. I can’t choose a favorite.

The bigoted Muslim ban has me and my friends scared and depressed, so we’ve been spending a lot of time together, making sure we’re all OK. Looking out for each other has been key these past few weeks.

I was really depressed over break, but being back at school taking awesome classes and seeing friends who only want the best for me has made me feel so much better. I think this semester is going to be great. ♦