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Being Bilingual Is Best

Being Bilingual Is Best

May 17, 2020

Being raised in a Guatemalan household, Spanish was my first language. My parents came to America in 1995 and didn’t speak a lick of English. So they only spoke to me in Spanish. I learned English through watching television shows, books and preschool. When I began preschool is when my mother began taking ...

As I Write This At 3 A.M.

As I Write This At 3 A.M.

Noelle Ramirez, Impact Staff

May 5, 2020

Growing up I never realized how important sleep was until I got older. I think everyone is that way though. I definitely went through a stage of staying up super late in middle school and high school where I would stay up until like 6 a.m. . As everyone else who stays up late I would just go on my phone...

Be Your Own Luck

Be Your Own Luck

Noelle Ramirez, Impact Staff

April 28, 2020

I’ve always wondered whether there are  signs or if it’s just a coincidence. Like if opening an umbrella indoors or seeing a black cat is bad luck. Or if seeing a four leaf clover is good luck. Is any of that even real or is it just something that humans made up to try to make situations fo...

End The Cycle

End The Cycle

Noelle Ramirez, Impact Staff

April 24, 2020

Being part of a Hispanic family where both parents are from Guatemala, I’ve noticed a couple of bad patterns within the community. For one, depression is never taken seriously. It’s always seen as a made-up excuse for being lazy, when that’s not always the case because the kid could be depressed for ...

It’s the Little Things

It's the Little Things

Noelle Ramirez, Impact Staff

April 17, 2020

Due to almost everything being closed because of coronavirus (COVID-19), I realize how society takes things for granted. Things like sitting at a restaurant, getting your nails and hair done, seeing friends, going to the bar, and even simply going for a walk. Before this pandemic, all of these are thin...

Just Another Essential Worker

Just Another Essential Worker

Noelle Ramirez, Impact Staff

April 10, 2020

Ever since COVID-19 happened, my whole world has turned upside down. Like everyone else, I’ve had to stay home often, but I also work as a grocery store cashier, so it’s not a formal quarantine for me. Ever since all my classes got moved online, I’ve been spending more of my time at work. Everyt...

The More the Merrier

The More the Merrier

Noelle Ramirez, Impact Staff

April 3, 2020

I have always found some type of comfort in isolation. Maybe it's because no one can bother me or that there is no judgment. I get to go wherever I want, eat whatever I want, and even listen to whatever music I want.  There have been a lot of times when I'd cancel plans with my friends, and instead...

Top 10 Reggaeton Songs

Top 10 Reggaeton Songs

Noelle Ramirez, Impact Staff

March 31, 2020

Reggaeton has really evolved over the years from artists to topics and even to the beats. Nowadays, Ozuna, Anuel AA, and Bad Bunny are the faces of reggaeton, but back then, it was different. Even though they are still around, Wisin & Yandel, Daddy Yankee, and Don Omar were really the rappers ba...

Pick it Back Up

Pick it Back Up

Noelle Ramirez, Impact Staff

March 26, 2020

There was a tweet I had read a while ago that said something along the lines of  “Do you remember all the things you loved to do as a kid that you stopped doing as you grew up? Yeah, you’re not supposed to stop doing them.” There was also a video I had seen of a girl who recorded herself doing...

Let’s Bump

Let's Bump

Noelle Ramirez, Impact Staff

March 19, 2020

Every time I get upset or can’t fall asleep, I always start listening to sad or comforting music. It gives me this feeling of contentment, knowing that there are other people in the world that feel the same type of sadness that I do. I can even relate to the beat - slow and deep. It feels calm and soo...

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