Paulina Rodriguez


United States

I'm a senior at Barnard College, majoring in American Studies and Human Rights. I'm pursuing a career in journalism, with a particular interest in magazine writing and long-form narrative journalism. My writing covers a variety of topics, most commonly arts and culture, labor rights, literary criticism, and person of interest profiles.

I currently serve as the News Editor at Bwog, one of Columbia University's largest student news organizations, and as an editor at the Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism. I have also published work in San Antonio Magazine and Texas Monthly.

Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism
Comedo of the Soul: A Review of Mona Awad's Rouge

Rouge, the most recent novel by Bunny author Mona Awad, is nothing if not surreal. Luckily, it's in the hands of an author who excels at the unworldly. Tokened as a "horror-tinted gothic fairy tale...

SGA Elections Wield Significant Power, But Voter Turnout Remains Low

SGA Representatives have the power to influence major aspects of student life, including by planning a myriad of beloved student events. However, when their elections come around, the bulk of the student body is nowhere to be found. Will this semester be different?