Alexandria Alvarez, College of Arts and Sciences ’13, Chicago, IL


Mexican Independence Day - My Community

This photo represents both my culture along with one of my first transitions into a new community. It was taken on the 16th of September and it was one of the first events I attended at Marquette. The Mexican Independence celebration day was held by an involved group on campus called LASO (Latin American Student Organization) and I was eager to meet new people from various locations that shared the same interest as I did on learning more and celebrating the Hispanic culture.

St. Agnes Church - My Home

This is the church I have been attending since I was baptized. It is still my parish to this day, and I attended the grammar school that shares its name, therefore it holds a lot of significance to me and I have a lot of fond memories that came from this one structure. The photo was taken the first time I went back home from being on campus for 3 months straight (which was the longest time I ever spent away from home) and I realized that a theme that this church has taught me that I firmly believe to be true, is that although it’s good to go forward in your life, you must never forget where you came from. It is always nice to go back home and realize and appreciate where years of hard work led you. When preparing to take the photo, I had in the back of mind that I wanted to grasp its complete essence and from the result I couldn’t help but to capture its beauty, strength, boldness and tranquility all at the same time.

MU Rave - My People

Its times like these that make me feel really proud to be a Marquette student – what with our quirky ways to pass the time during one of the most important weeks in the semester. The MU Rave was held during finals week, and since everyone tends to be in the library already, why not take a little study break together right? Raynor library was filled with students from top to bottom and everywhere in between, all the while chanting our schools slogan, “We Are Marquette.” This is just one of the many days in which I witnessed how close of a community Marquette is, and this day put true meaning behind the slogan “We Are Marquette!”

Autumn Day - My People

This is my roommate, Emily. This photo was taken on one crisp and sunny autumn day in the field behind Abbottsford. Emily and I, along with our friend Kristen spent an hour after classes to play catch in the field, and we found ourselves playing in the leaves instead.

Mission Impossible Milwaukee - My Community

Mission Impossible – Milwaukee. This is a social event at the beginning of the school year that allows students to go on a scavenger hunt around the city of Milwaukee while playing against the different resident halls in order to win the grand prize at the end, all while familiarizing yourself with the city of Milwaukee. The scavenger hunt led my group and I to the art museum, a place in which I would later on in the year go with a few friends to spend the afternoon.

MU Madness – Pompoms - My People

Marquette Madness takes place around the second month of the school year in order to kick start the Men’s basketball games for the new season. It was a fun event that started with an intense woman’s volleyball game and ended with the men’s basketball scrimmage game and dunking tournament. This was just another event that introduced how much this school values the importance of community, which was a big reason why I chose to come to this school. Everyone was having fun, spending time with friends, meeting new people, all while cheering on our team.


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