Sin Nombre
Sin Nombre
By Benita Zepeda– In the 2009 film “Sin Nombre”, there are many themes that are apparent throughout the film. Some of those themes consist of gang culture, where a “brotherhood” is placed before the law. Then there are themes of love.  Love that is lost, found, concealed...
A “modern” twist on stereotypes
A “modern” twist on stereoty
By Benita Zepeda– Stereotyping someone based on their race and ethnicity can be hurtful to those at the punch line of the joke, but as a Latina, I have found a television show that has completely recreated the way racism is viewed in mainstream media. The television show “Modern...
Finding and following her love
Finding and following her love
By Benita Zepeda– One rainy afternoon, a young girl named Silvia was granted permission to play outside with her sisters. It was January 6, the Day of the Kings in Argentina, a holiday where she would spend time with her family and get many toys. Soaked in the heavy rain and...
Building community through Pros Arts
Building community through Pros Arts
By Angelica Jimenez and Benita Zepeda — While others were settling into their careers, Giselle Mercier, 43, decided she needed a change. While supporting her family, she left her stable and more traditional career, and embarked on a new adventure devoting her work to her community...
More than a recipe
More than a recipe
By Benita Zepeda — It was probably the most confusing, exhilarating, and fascinating moments I had ever experienced in the unfamiliar world of the kitchen. I was never one that could be found spending my time there. Mi madre, mis abuelos, and even mi padre were culinary innovators,...