15
December
2017

Being a Californian in the Midwest0

Moving from California to Iowa has been an adjustment for Morningside student Iggy Estupinan. Since the weather has gotten even a little colder than the much warmer weather she’s used to from California it’s been way colder to her than those at least semi used to colder weather. Iggy even complained about losing her tan from the lack of sun saying that she “feels like a ghost”.

The move for college might have been for Iggy’s twin sister Leah coming to Morningside with her. The pair share a room and definitely maintain the sister dynamic of sisterly love and all the getting on each other’s nerves. But the dynamic does not just exist between Iggy and Leah, they’re showing their little cousin the ropes of having sisters.Her little cousin comes from a family of all boys, but now lives with Iggy’s mom after her mom adopted the five of them making them a family of 11.

The adjustment to living in the Midwest has been the biggest thing though more so than missing the craziness of a large Hispanic family. From the weather to the food and stores everything feels different from California.

One of the biggest things has to be the dramatic change in weather. Iggy and Leah both consider even the slightest amount of snow actual snow which is a definite indicator of them being used to warmer weather.  Being a Californian means being used to considerably warm, dry weather with 50 degrees being dreadfully cold, and being able to wear summer outfits year round. Whereas in the Midwest the weather is significantly cooler, and there is not nearly as much sun.

Additionally, the food choices in California are different from the Midwest. In California there is an abundance of healthy food options, great Hispanic food, and the iconic In-N-Out Burger. While in the Midwest you get the iconic home-style dishes among other foods that one doesn’t hear of until you travel to the Midwest.

 

6
December
2017

Profile Draft Iggy Estupinan0

Moving from California to Iowa has been an adjustment for Morningside student Iggy Estupinan. Since the weather has gotten even a little colder than the much warmer weather she’s used to from California it’s been way colder to her than those at least semi used to colder weather. Iggy even complained about losing her tan from the lack of sun saying that she “feels like a ghost”.

The move for college might have been for Iggy’s twin sister Leah coming to Morningside with her. The pair share a room and definitely maintain the sister dynamic of sisterly love and all the getting on each other’s nerves. But the dynamic does not just exist between Iggy and Leah, they’re showing their little cousin the ropes of having sisters.

Her little cousin comes from a family of all boys, but now lives with Iggy’s mom after her mom adopted the five of them making them a family of 11.