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How the System Failed Cyntoia Brown

How the System Failed Cyntoia Brown

Zayra Trejo, Opinion Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle & Opinion, Opinion

On December 6, Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to 51 years in prison for the first degree murder of Johnny Mitchell Allen. The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that Brown must serve her 51 years before she is eligible for parole. Who is Cyntoia Brown and what happened? Cyntoia Brown’s childhood has been rocky from beg...

Mental Health in a Latino Household

Mental Health in a Latino Household

Zayra Trejo, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle & Opinion, Opinion

Living in a Latino household, we are taught many things, such as learning how to flip a tortilla without getting your hands burnt or how to properly sweep and mop the floors. However, we are never taught how to properly express our feelings. When you are met with troubles of your own, your parents just re...

I Don’t Know What My College Major Should Be. And That’s Okay.

I Don’t Know What My College Major Should Be. And That’s Okay.

Alicia DeMar, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As a senior in high school, you would think that I have an idea of what my major will be in college. But I have no clue. And honestly, do I need to know? Growing up, I went through many phases of “things I want to be when I grow up”. I wanted be a professional gymnast but my height said otherwise...

Is Call Out Culture Toxic or Necessary?

Is Call Out Culture Toxic or Necessary?

Zayra Trejo, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle & Opinion, Opinion

Social media star Kelvin Peña, most commonly known as “Brother Nature” on Twitter, is loved by many online users for his funny videos surrounding multiple animals that he’s gotten to know and love. His most viral one involves a deer he names Canela, and him joking around with the wild deer. Recently, old ...

The Kavanaugh Decision

The Kavanaugh Decision

Zayra Trejo, Opinion Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle & Opinion, Opinion

On October 5, 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed into the Supreme Court with a 50-48 vote, the lowest amount of votes for any Supreme Court justice. Nevertheless, it was a win for Trump and Republicans and a slap to the face of sexual assault victims. There were many sexual misconduct allegation...

No Sugar Coating: Halloween

No Sugar Coating: Halloween

Walkyria Paz, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

October has always been one of my favorite months besides December and June. October is awesome because it brings fall, it brings back pumpkin spice lattes, and most importantly, it brings Halloween. Ever since I was a little girl, I loved to dress up and be something different for a night and go trick-or-treating....

From South Africa to Comedy Central

From South Africa to Comedy Central

Mahalia Barnes, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My all-time favorite book is "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah. This book is about a South African boy who is of mixed race. His mom is an African woman and his dad is a Swiss man. During the book's time period, interracial relationships were illegal in South Africa because of the apartheid. Apartheid was...

Why It Shouldn’t Be Called Hispanic Heritage Month

Why It Shouldn’t Be Called Hispanic Heritage Month

Zayra Trejo, Opinion Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle & Opinion, Opinion

Hispanic Heritage Month has begun! This celebration begins on September 15th and ends on October 15th to honor all the Latinos who have made their impact on the United States. However, there has been recent controversy  that has sparked my interest. The problem doesn’t lie within the celebration ...

No Sugar Coating: Labella Nail Spa & Hair

Walkyria Paz

September 21, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle & Opinion, Opinion

Yesterday, I was searching for a new nail salon and stumbled across Labella Nail Spa & Hair. To my surprise this nail salon has been at its location for more than six years. After asking the owner some questions I found out that the salon is actually under new management. The new owners are a young...

No Sugar Coating: The Nun

No Sugar Coating: The Nun

Walkyria Paz

September 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

The Nun is a mystery/thriller, released September 6th 2018, and the fifth installment of The Conjuring Universe. The Nun conjured up a franchise-record $53 million opening weekend with a budget of $22 million. In all honesty, the movie was not all that great-the plot specifically was not great. The...

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