Clearing the Path for Adult Students
Clearing the Path for Adult Students
By Dana Castillo –Today’s headlines about college students tend to focus on insurmountable debt and the rising cost of college. And those are important issues to address, but all too often, the higher education conversation forgets nontraditional students with college...
Cuban salon gives hope to breast cancer survivors
Cuban salon gives hope to breast cancer
By Sylvia Obén— October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Illinois ranked as the 9th highest in the U.S. for cases of breast cancer, according to the latest survey conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in...
Working on the minimum wage
Working on the minimum wage
By Patricia Boscan — Her day starts before the sun can make its appearance in a poorly lit factory, with fixtures illuminating everything a different shade of gray. “The years pass and pass, and instead of earning more, I make less and without any kind of benefit either,”...
Beauty pageants creating new journalists
Beauty pageants creating new journalists
By Sylvia Obén — The dark-colored eyes, long hair and curvy bodies help women shine in the eyes of television viewers in Hispanic audiences. Beauty pageants help many Latinas get a step into the entertainment business, as well as journalism jobs. Some beauty queens are even hired...
Latina principal leads against all odds
Latina principal leads against all odds
By Alexandra Ahmad — Walking the halls, she greets the smiling faces of each and every student as they enter the halls of Columbus West. Every little voice saying, “Good Morning, Ms. Jimenez.” Assistant principal by the age of 30, and principal by the age of 33. Claudia Jimenez,...