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...
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...
Luvabull brings more than dance moves
Luvabull brings more than dance moves
Ariana Rosado is a new member of the Chicago Bull’s dance team called the Luvabulls for the 2013-14 season. By Veronica Rios — The room was tense as Ariana Rosado waited patiently as dancer after dancer was called to the floor. It was only the first day of auditions on a...
Life works mysteriously
Life works mysteriously
By Jennifer Nava — I remember very little of my childhood, but the one thing I do remember is going to Mexico for the first time with my abuelita. I was a 3-year-old girl, running around happily with my red Po Teletubbie at the airport. This was also the last time I ever saw my...
No Verlas
No Verlas
By Patricia Boscan — Señoras y Señores, it’s time. It’s just after 1 P.M. and you’ve just finished eating lunch for an hour past noon, like you do religiously every day. Señoras, you quickly scour the surfaces of your kitchen and tidy up everything in its place before...
Latinas struggling with weight
Latinas struggling with weight
By Luz Garcia– Georgia Hernandez, 20, a student says she has an image in her head of what she should look like and when she sees herself in the mirror she feels she is overweight. “Sometimes I don’t feel attractive after I eat,” she said. “I don’t feel guilty...
My mother never learned English
My mother never learned English
By Amalia Gonzalez — Growing up I had one important job in my family. My job was to be a translator. Like this one time I was about 13 years old. My parents had to get time off from their jobs to attend one of my school conferences. They would introduce themselves timidly...
Teacher no understand
Teacher no understand
By Evelyn Oropeza — Since I can remember all my teachers were blue-eyed blondes who only spoke English. In second grade, one of my teachers told me to draw a picture of myself. When I finished drawing the body, without thinking about it I drew a blue- eyed blonde. Most children...
Going back to college
Going back to college
By Iya Bakare – She sits on a grape purple velvet couch blanketed with notebooks, papers and her human resource management textbooks at Starbuck’s as she studies for her upcoming midterm. Sandra Guajardo, known as Sandy to most, is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in business...