Laura Manzano

Laura Manzano
  • Class of 2014
  • Hometown: Sarasota, FL
  • Major(s): English
  • Archived Blogger

About Laura Manzano

e.e. Cummings once said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” And in my time at William and Mary and on this awesome planet that has given me Michael Buble, I am trying to do just that. I hail from Sarasota, Florida, which is a smaller city with a lot of elderly people, and not very much to do on the weekends. Needless to say, moving to Williamsburg wasn’t that big of a culture shock. I have a large family: a dog named after a famous cat (Nala from “The Lion King), three actual cats that I love equally, four siblings that I love equally most of the time, and my parents.

I was an English major at the College. I love writing more than Ke$ha loves glitter. Other things: I love lists – making them, reading them, following them. It took me much too long to finish the Harry Potter series.

I have this weird thing where my hot food has to be hot and my cold food has to be cold. Lukewarm food is for lukewarm people. I genuinely feel unsafe without my glasses. I have a really bad (good?) watch tan, and have an unabashed admiration for Beyonce. I love people, but way more than those people who say they love people, but actually just give a lot of hugs. I am truly fascinated by people, and I love to write about what I love. And I guess that’s why I’m here.

Posts by Laura Manzano

Letter to My Freshman Self

Hello freshman Laura, If you’re anything like I remember, right now you’re sitting on the Brown Hall sun porch, contemplating whether or not to

8 Moments You Will Have in College

There will be a night, when you are lonely and a freshman, that you walk down the hall and find others like you, so

Giving Up and Looking Out

All my life I’ve been raised as part of a very Catholic family, in the best possible way. In today’s world, I suppose it’s

Here’s to Hopefully Getting There

Many are familiar with the crippling, chronic illness known as Senioritis – in which an individual at the senior level in academia endures tremendous

The Fall of Breaks Began with this One a.k.a Title Laura Thinks of in a Desperate Attempt to Be Clever

Because today marks the one week anniversary of Fall Break 2012, I thought no better way to celebrate than to write a commemorative entry

Thoughts on Things in My Life Right Now, a.k.a. Another Blog Post Lacking Cohesion

That I’m dropping my water bottle approximately nineteen times a day It needs to stop. That I’m reading Hemingway’s “Big Two-Hearted River”  for my

(most of) My Day in Photos


Some Poetry

  Sunken Garden For frisbee and sleep What kind of garden is this? I see no flowers   Tyler Family Echo Circle Thing You

I miss you, Bill and Mary

Things I Do During the Summer: 1. Work I wait tables at a busy seafood restaurant I promise it’s much more glamorous than it