Project serves at-risk Mexican youth

The first thoughts that came to mind were, “What if I get lost in the woods during a hike and I get eaten by wolves? Or what if they make us shower in groups and there’s no stalls or curtains?!” My fifth-grade teacher had chosen the top four students in
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Plenty of fish in the sea

A few weeks ago, I took the girlfriend to Mexico for our anniversary. Get some sun, lie on the beach, maybe drink a little, you know. I was expecting it to be a nice time. So we’re sitting on the beach, sipping on some margaritas, things going great. Then she
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DAAP presidential candidate David Douglass advocates for integration, minority rights

Beyond Rhetoric

During his presidential campaign, David Douglass of the Defend Affirmative Action Party has emphasized a legacy of action and protest, saying that he hopes to revive the “youth-led progressive movement.” If elected, Douglass, aims to lead students against fee hikes, advocate for immigrant rights and double the underrepresented minority enrollment on campus.
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Drug cartel war has left a strong impact

The innocent lives lost will be recognized on Dia de los Muertos

One of Mexico’s most cherished holidays has taken on a more melancholic significance. The Dia de los Muertos holiday has celebrated the life, memory and spirit of deceased loved ones on Nov. 1 and 2 since the ancient traditions of the Aztec empire. It is a day of celebration, dance,
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Talking to strangers

My parents have always instructed me not to talk to strangers, and, as a kid, I took this command with utmost seriousness. In fact, I would say I took this instruction to an extreme degree. I’d shut my mouth, lock it and throw away the key.
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