Welcome to Don’t Make Lies!

What was an off-day where I couldn’t say “Don’t tell me lies!” became the title of my portfolio, blog, and personal brand. Don’t know why, to be honest. It just stuck. Scrolling down, you’ll find blog posts about random thoughts in my head, news article clips, and graphic design work.

Latest Blog Posts

Bittersweet Holidays: My First Lunar New Year Away from Home

Repost of my article published for Her Campus BU on February 19, 2021. You can read it on their website here too. As expected, moving 3,000 miles away from home for college means that you are going to miss a lot of family time. With that, you also miss many family holiday celebrations. The Lunar New…

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A Step into the Recent Past: HBO Max’s Locked Down Review

A Film Review from your Average Jane Doe No. 2 Watching HBO Max’s new movie, Locked Down, felt like entering a time machine to the past, but the past was only less than a year ago and we’re still living through that same ~unprecedented~ time. Spoilers Ahead! If you haven’t watched this movie and care…

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Starting the new semester right.

Amidst my first New England winter, the spring semester has begun. It is very cold and snowy in Boston, and it’s the first time I’ve experienced single-digit temperatures outside. That was how I spent my first week. (AND a Nor’easter is coming in later today, which could end up being the most snow I’ve ever…

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What I Thought of My First Semester of College

And some unrelated photos of Boston and BU Going into my first semester of college, I already knew everything was going to be different because of the pandemic. I was fortunate to go to a school that was still having some in-person classes because we were getting tested every three days and there were daily…

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About me

Madison Mercado is an undergraduate student studying journalism in Boston, MA.

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Portfolio includes:

  • Article Clips
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Editing


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