A Mother’s Dream
A Mother’s Dream
By- Cherelinis Filp–All throughout my years of high School teachers, family and friends would complement my work ethic. They praised my good grades until I got pregnant in my senior year of high school. All of a sudden I became just another statistic. I was told that changing...
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...
Daughter of a Working Man
Daughter of a Working Man
It was weekday just after 3pm. The final bell had rung and students were filing out of the building heading toward the parking lot. Kids pushed and shoved one another as we squeezed through the double doors toward freedom. I couldn’t wait to get home and rip off the uniform that...
Latina artist uses music and movement to change the game
Latina artist uses music and movement to
By Jenay Wright –Her fingers glide smoothly across the strings of the wooden guitar, producing an indie jazzy tone. Her voice begins to project wordless sounds known as scat singing to the melody of her instrument.   She plays gracefully in a music room with the miraculous...
The Adventures of Leaving Everything I Knew
The Adventures of Leaving Everything I K
By Raquel Venado  –  I am one lucky Mexican girl who comes from a hardworking family. As a child I attended bilingual schools. I don´t remember learning the alphabet or learning to read in Spanish, but I do remember doing it in English. I have had so many opportunities to...
In the shoes of a Panaminican
In the shoes of a Panaminican
By Joseline Araujo—As a Latina woman I am proud to be of an unusual yet respected mix. My mother is from Panama City and my father is from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Being from two different backgrounds has been beneficial to my life and personal cultures on both sides...
We Can Break the Chain
We Can Break the Chain
By Haley Paulino —I come from a culture where the man is always in charge, as well whatever he says goes. Both my mother and father are Dominican and they taught me from young how to treat your husband and how to take care of your home.  From the age of 10 to the age of 13 I was...
Selena Gomez Receives Criticism for V Magazine Shoot
Selena Gomez Receives Criticism for V Ma
By Jenay Wright“— Latin women are very comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality. We aren’t afraid to show that off a little bit more,” actress Sofia Vergara told Shape magazine. Vergara represents Latina women in the Hollywood. Her opinion could be applied to...
Disney introduces first Latina princess
Disney introduces first Latina princess
By Jenay Wright— As a child I wanted a Disney princess that looked like me, who had my skin color and who I could personally relate to. As an Afro-Latina I didn’t really see a Disney Princess who reflected or who symbolized me. Disney princesses are targeted for young girls....
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...

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