Meet Natalia '20

Hometown:

Cicero, IL

Extracurriculars:

Tour Guide Council, Latino Unidos, Creative Writing Club, The First Amendment, Lawrenceville Dance Program, Princeton Ballet School

Favorite Class:

Honors Government

Favorite Lawrenceville Tradition:

House Runs

List of 10 news stories.

  • It Takes Two

    Natalia ‘20
    I open my computer and take off my shoes. Beata ‘20, my co-choreographer, takes out a piece of paper and some pens. We are determined to choreograph a minute or more of our dance in the next two hours.
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  • Never Expected

    Natalia ‘20
    My phone vibrates in my pocket. It is a Facebook message. The message reads, “Topics emails are due tonight!” I gasped and quickly replied to my co-editor. We agree to meet at the Bathhouse later that day to write the email. Sipping on coffee while talking about American politics, we come up with two pages full of article ideas with descriptions and article links. A few years ago, I never would have imagined being on the board of The First Amendment (TFA), the School’s political opinions magazine. I started off as a casual writer but never expected to be more.
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  • Typical Saturday Night

    Natalia '20
    “It’s so cold outside!” my friend shouts from across the room. “I know!” I shout back. It is eight at night and a few of my friends are in my room getting ready for the dance.
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  • Losing Myself at SDC

    Natalia '20
    The stage is dark and I’m waiting behind a wing for the soft tones of singer Dean Lewis’ voice to fill the air. I breathe against the heavy black curtain and look towards the lights across the stage.
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  • First Encounter

    Natalia '20
    I’m immediately greeted by the sun as I walk up concrete stairs. I trade the New York City subway for brick buildings in the Bronx.
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  • The Truth about Study Hall

    The door clicks open and I’m greeted by warm smiles from my Housemates and a caring conversation from my Duty Master. Although not every check in is as energetic as it is today, I appreciate these moments the most.
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  • One Class Isn’t Enough

    Vance Joy’s “Riptide” swirls around in my head as the steady beat of the bus relaxes my nerves. I made it to the stop on time. Tuesday is always my most stressful day. 
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  • This is Not a Safe Space

    As a returning sophomore I was ecstatic about my new history class: “Cultural Studies” had been my favorite class last year and I knew “Forces that Shaped the Modern World” would not disappoint. 
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  • From September to May

    I’ve always been the type of person to think about the future – a lot. When I found out I was accepted into Lawrenceville, my farsightedness increased.
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  • One More Time

    I never understood how much resilience a human spirit could have until a child was wrapped in my arms. I spun Irene around six times and my back was begging for a break.
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