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Sex And Virginity In America

Sex And Virginity In America

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

May 6, 2017

When referring to the word “virgin,” most think about the bible, religion, “purity,” but especially, women. The Oxford dictionary defines virgin as “a person who has never had sex,” but the definition varies depending on where one decides to look, not to mention that everyone has a different...

Mexican Photographer Karla Guajardo Shares Her Work At Mercy

Mexican Photographer Karla Guajardo Shares Her Work At Mercy

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

Mexican photographer and photojournalist Karla Guajardo shared her work with Mercy students last April 5 during an intimate talk and exhibit titled, “Another Italy: Other reality”. This eye opening exhibit, shares the story of Mexicans who emigrated and a currently living in Italy, or “Mexican...

5 Lessons I Learned From Watching “13 Reasons Why”

13 REASONS WHY

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

April 8, 2017

Yet again Netflix has delivered an in-depth and wholesome show, this time diving into depression, substance abuse, sexual assault, suicide and all the problems teenagers might face while in high school. Here are a few things I learned after watching the show. 1. Words Matter This might be...

Latinos: Let’s Address Racism And Anti-blackness In Our Community

Latinos: Let’s Address Racism And Anti-blackness In Our Community

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

Systematic racism and the concept on “Anti-blackness” has been present in Latin America since it’s discovery. Europeans established their “Whiteness” as a superior trait, and have engraved the concept that white skin and white psychical traits are directly related to one’s potential. Which...

First Listen: More Life

First Listen: More Life

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

March 19, 2017

After months of set backs, Drake’s new project “More Life” is finally here, and it was definitely worth the wait. After waiting 3 years for “Views”, fans were not expecting a new project this soon. After the single “Fake Love” was released last October and the project was announced, fans...

Vegan Lifestyle Becoming More Common

Vegan Lifestyle Becoming More Common

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

A vegan diet used to be a foreign concept for the regular American in a regular household. It was more of the lifestyle someone who decided to move to the woods and be in hiatus  of the world would adapt. However, the picture has changed over the years. And now a change of diet may be absolutely...

The Sex Talk I Wish I Had

The Sex Talk I Wish I Had

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

March 4, 2017

I’ve been blessed with parents that understand that the world changes and the way they we're raised is not necessarily the best parenting approach in this day and age.  They’re both pretty open and would go the extra mile to expose me to situations other parents would never dare to let...

Why We Need Planned Parenthood

Why We Need Planned Parenthood

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

February 25, 2017

As human’s discovered many years ago, sex is pleasurable and not restricted for the sole purpose of reproduction. Everyone is entitled to sexual autonomy, whether that means waiting until marriage to have sex and having only one sexual partner in their lifetime, having multiple sex partners and casual...

25 Things Every Latino Kid Can Relate To

25 Things Every Latino Kid Can Relate To

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

1.Rice.. with every meal 2. Family parties Latino families celebrate everything 3. Greeting everyone with a kiss on the cheek Or your mom would get mad at you for being rude 4. Having a baby Jesus, a cross or a virgin Mary somewhere in your house 5. Opening presents at midnight on christ...

Dear 30 year old me

Dear 30 year old me

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

February 12, 2017

Thinking about where I’ll be in ten years is terrifying yet exciting.  Slightly more terrifying than exciting, but nonetheless, exciting. When thinking about 30-year-olds now, I picture people who are independent, know what they’re doing and have fully figured out how to do this so called "adult...

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