Music Crosses Barriers
Music Crosses Barriers
By Jenay Wright— In this world today there are so many opportunities for people of different backgrounds to practice whatever music they like. The music community is so broad and opens so many doors for people to sing different songs they like and produce them. Is this a positive...
Querida Solita, Con Amor
Querida Solita, Con Amor
By Sarah Salgado — Querida Solita, It may be hard to be lonely, but it is even harder to be misunderstood. Heck. I feel so alone that I’m writing this letter to my damn self. Coming from a really big family, one would think that it would be hard to be lonely. It’s not. My...
On being “La Gordiflona”
On being “La Gordiflona”
By Juliet de Jesus Alejandre — “Gordiflona,” I would hear mamí whisper to my aunt, as I skip alongside them on our walk to the store. Moments before, my straight black hair was flopping in the warm June wind. I was all smiles, feeling the sun deepening my brown skin. It’s...
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...
A Puerto Rican explores art space
A Puerto Rican explores art space
By Sylvia Obén — When Edra Soto isn’t teaching art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, or SAIC, she is exhibiting artwork on her patio and reliving her cultural roots. In 2012, Soto, 42, and her husband Dan Sullivan created an outdoor gallery space called The Franklin in...
Regrets of a Monolingual Childhood
Regrets of a Monolingual Childhood
By Araceli Arroyo — With a name like Araceli I should know how to speak Spanish. Since my mother went through the trouble of giving me such a “Spanish” name she should have had the follow through to teach me the language. (Madeline and Gloria my younger sisters I feel...