Author Sonia Nazario discusses own unfinished journey
Author Sonia Nazario discusses own unfin
Danielle Dwyer— Every day journalists work to seek the truth, tell the story and be a watchdog for society. Goals that take hard work, determination and perseverance to achieve. For Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author Sonia Nazario, these were traits she said she felt were...
Thank you for your stories
Thank you for your stories
“Hijo, we’re taking a big chance, we can be robbed , even killed. Remember the stories we’ve been hearing since we left home. But what can we do?” —Luz, In Search of Bernabe   By Elizabeth Giadans— Thank you for your stories on how you migrated to the land I was born...
Mexican Latina finds refuge in Little Village
Mexican Latina finds refuge in Little Vi
By Sylvia Oben — Unable to get out, even to go to the corner to wash laundry, Beatriz Santiago-Ramírez, an undocumented immigrant from Veracruz, has lived in the sanctuary at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Little Village for a month and a half to avoid being deported. Beatriz Santiago-Ramírez,...
Fusing cultures for television
Fusing cultures for television
Elizabeth Giadans— Fusion television launched late last year after a long awaited delay. The ABC television network and Univision Communications worked together to make the network come to life and aimed at English-speaking millennials. Millennials, also known as “Generation...
Undocumented and unreported
Undocumented and unreported
Sylvia Oben— Many immigrants are fearful to admit they have been victims of a crime, mainly because they believe they will be deported from the U.S. if they file a report. One mother feared for not only herself, but also of leaving behind her children. Nereyda Santos, 34, is...
Latinos rise in higher education
Latinos rise in higher education
By Crystal Ramirez— As Yesenia Felix sits in many of her college classes, she notices one thing. She is one of only a few Latino students occupying the seats. The 18-year-old freshman believes although she might be part of a minority population at Aurora University, this will soon...
Grasping at straws
Grasping at straws
Marlin Bucio— A colleague of mine, 23-year-old Dennis Hernandez, is a full-time student at Malcolm X College. He works two jobs, one at Pizza Hut and one working for a valet parking service. He is a very studious person who is undocumented, and he has striven to continue his studies....
Growing up tough
Growing up tough
By Jasmine Delgado— Not many kids have to grow up tough. Well, I did. I had to in many different ways, including mentally physically and morally. Where I come from, the barrio, or the “hood,” of East Los Angeles, it is not hard to fall behind morally. According to Street...