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Advice to my Sister

Advice to my Sister

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

May 15, 2019

My sister is one of my best friends. We have this unexplainable bond ever since we were as young as I can remember. We call each other Cheetah girls because that has been our favorite movie since 2006 and whenever we are together it is nothing but laughs. We tell each other everything, there are no walls...

A Day In A Life Of Chronic Depression

A Day In A Life Of Chronic Depression

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

May 9, 2019

Chronic depression isn’t just being sad or crying all the time. Sometimes it’s being so numb you can’t feel anything at all. It's sleeping in, having a messy room, isolating yourself and sometimes having anxiety. It's feeling like no one can understand you. It's having mood swings and not enjoying...

My Two Mothers

My Two Mothers

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

May 8, 2019

My parents have always told me from a young age that my grandmother birthed me. “She cut your umbilical cord, so she’s basically your second mother,” they’d say with a smirk. The relationship I had with my grandma was very different from my own mother. I felt that growing up my grandmoth...

Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus Remix “Old Town Road” Put An End To Racism

Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus Remix “Old Town Road” Put An End To Racism

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

May 4, 2019

If you haven't been living under a rock,  you would know that currently "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus has been number one on the billboard charts for several weeks. This is the remix we didn't know we needed. It has brought the two unlikely worlds of country and hip-hop together. ...

My Obsession With Being Skinny

My Obsession With Being Skinny

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

February 14, 2019

Body Dysmorphia Disorder becomes more prevalent in this day in age because of social media and the constant comparison one has with other peoples bodies.

An Open Letter To Victims Of Abusive Relationships

An Open Letter To Victims Of Abusive Relationships

Valerie Lopez, Impact Staff

December 15, 2018

It's easy to make excuses for the people you love. You can be easily blinded when you so deeply invested in the relationship. We often think, "That could never be me" or "if he ever hits me. I'm leaving." Then the sweet taste of irony hits hard. That's when you are coving up the bruises, afraid of...

Searching for Home

Searching for Home

Valerie Lopez, Impact Staff

November 22, 2018

He goes to the grocery store where he must wait in line for hours just to get a gallon milk three times the regular price.The shelves are packed with little to no food.He is no longer the boy sneaking into his house late at night after a night on the beach with friends. He is a man trying to help his...

Kendyle Paige, A Star On The Rise

Kendyle Paige, A Star On The Rise
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Valerie Lopez, Impact Staff

November 3, 2018

I discovered her talent sophomore year of High School when I heard her powerhouse voice sing an Adele song at the spring chorus concert. She held the mic with confidence and sang her heart out. The crowd was going crazy , "lets go Kendyle" , they'd cheer. Then when we heard her singing her rendition...

It’s National Indigenous People Day Not Columbus Day

It’s National Indigenous People Day Not Columbus Day

Valerie Lopez, Impact Staff

October 18, 2018

Imagine sitting in your own house and having an intruder breaks in , raping the women in your family , taking the children and then declaring your house as their own. That is what happened during the early stages of this country . It is the guilty conscious of America. What they want to sensor in the...

Why I Didn’t Speak Up Sooner

Why I Didn’t Speak Up Sooner

Valerie Lopez, Impact Staff

October 12, 2018

In the recent events of Brett Kavanaugh being accused of sexually harassment, only to be confirmed as the Supreme Court Judge, I am not only frustrated, but enraged. How can someone that is holding the most important moral position in the country be accused of sexual harassment? A lot of people...

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