Samantha Sasenarine
Writer | Editor
Writing Samples


Decmber 6, 2019

How American do I feel
When they dance with their hands first
before they dance on their two feet
Dressed like a green serpent—
chanting around a blazing fire
Religion and dance become inseparable.



November 20, 2019

To stretch your black arms
Around her hollow body
because of your insolence.
Unable to truly love you
Another child is born into the world.

Code Switched

Code Switched

November 8, 2019

Right before I leave my college apartment
I am reminded of who I become.

Instead of talkin' like THIS
WHAT'S GOOD? How you been?
I remind myself,
Don't get too loud or… deep
Make use of full sentences
And try to

Published Works
COVID's Impacts on On-Campus Work Study

COVID's Impacts on On-Campus Work Study

October 1, 2020

Now that we are over five weeks into the semester, Skidmore continues to invest in preventing the spread of COVID within the community in the hopes that we will have a successful semester of low cases.

The Pattersons & 'Blue Lives Matter'

The Petersons & 'Blue Lives Matter'

August 31, 2020

As Skidmore students return to campus this fall, many are still pondering the next steps that the College will take towards the injustices that have expedited throughout the course of the past few months.

Call For Change

Skidmore's Complicity: "A Call For Change"?

June 25, 2020

Currently, as America fights against the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken the lives of many in our nation and across the world, another great fight is occurring: the demand for justice against several broken systems.

Call For Change

The Rites of Black History Month

April 27, 2020

When the month of February rolls around, many members of Skidmore’s black community look to the college’s clubs and members of the black diaspora, such as UJIMA, The African Heritage Awareness Club (AHA), and The West Indian Student Association Club (WISA), to make ample effort to empower their voices.