Day: March 16, 2016

Fighting for Gender

By Crystal Vasquez

The new organization, SAGE (Student Association for Gender Equality) is currently recruiting students that are passionate about civil rights. Dr. Ursula Klein is an advocate for feminism and was inspired by the interest of students Ezthela Rodriguez, Dalia Partida and Carolina Vasquez, to create the organization SAGE.

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Respect & Learn

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 print edition.

By Michael Hernandez

When I was growing up my mother tended to be very lenient towards me and rarely did she ever punish me. In fact, she encouraged my random and brass behavior. Still she did so under one condition, respect others and yourself. As funny a combination as it may sound — a young kid doing as he pleases yet respecting his elders —I assure you it was true. Respect is a value my mother preached in the house hold. Still as expected this combination resulted with some hiccups, but my mother kept at it. Essentially as I got older I understood why she told stories regarding self-awareness and how one’s appearance in terms of how you conduct yourself can be important. All in all, the result simply was that I can be myself without sacrificing the connection I can make with other people.

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Being True To Yourself On Valentine’s Day

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 print edition.

By Rodolfo Salinas

For someone that is single, the month of February can be so bittersweet. I can’t stand the idea of feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day. However, I also can’t stand the idea of not graduating college. Finishing my undergraduate degree is way more important than a relationship right now. I say this because I made the mistake of dropping out of school one semester due to the fact that I fell in love. It’s the kind of love that makes you feel rejuvenated and the kind that makes you take decisions impulsively. You can say I would do and did everything for the person that I was in love with but after that huge mistake that affected my academic endeavor, I will never do it again.

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It’s Tradition to Send Girls To the Kitchen, and Hit Boys That Cry

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 print edition.

By Evelin Garcia

Culture is a beautiful and dangerous thing, and it’s most often times recognized for its contemporary beauty and hardly clouded by its flaws. It is a multitude of traditions gathered by old generations setting the base for new generations to come. Such traditions play an important and valuable role in shaping all of our surrounding society. For that reason, there are some old customs that shouldn’t grow old with the rest of us. Customs that set society back and have no part in any lapse of our time.

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It Is Okay To Talk About Miscarriage

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 print edition.

By Virginia Garcia-Ramos

Ever since I was a child, I never thought about getting married, let alone having a baby. I never wanted children PERIOD, yet here I was at age 25, married and pregnant. At the time, my dreams were to become a successful individual and have my own company (a dream I still have not given up on). Many things had changed in my life and I saw the world in a very different way. I joined an internship in Florida, lived in California, and did many things people my age only dream about. But on April 16, 2014, I found out that I was pregnant. My whole life was about to change.

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Holding Place for Fellow Geeks

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 print edition.

By Dalila Flores, ECHS Student Contributor.

Photos by Iris Vasquez Guerrero.

Comic Con serves as a gathering ground for fellow geeks. In this heavenly place, you can find vendors that supply your every nerdy need. In every corner you can find cosplayers of every genre. From fairytales to comics and everything in between, you will find sanctuary in this two day event.

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Wintermester Abroad: Ireland

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 print edition.

by Stephanie Fimbres

This past Wintermester, I studied abroad in Ireland. It has been an experience that changed me in many aspects of my life, including the way I think, and the way I behave towards others.

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