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5 Lessons I Learned From Watching “13 Reasons Why”

5 Lessons I Learned From Watching “13 Reasons Why”

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

April 8, 2017


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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


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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


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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...

The Sex Talk I Wish I Had

The Sex Talk I Wish I Had

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

March 4, 2017


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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


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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...

Dear 30 year old me

Dear 30 year old me

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

February 12, 2017


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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...

Trump’s Muslim Ban

Trump’s Muslim Ban

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

January 29, 2017


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On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order stopping all refugees from entering the country and banning all visas from seven countries in which the population is primarily Muslim. Although this initiative was discussed during his campaign, it took the world by surprise, mainly because of how...

Senior Year

Senior Year

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


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As my first week of my last semester of college comes to an end, I'm faced with a feeling that excites me and freaks me out all at once; this is really it. Sure enough, college was a challenge. Going away to another country and completely stepping out of my comfort zone, put me far away from everyt...

Post-Election Thoughts

Post-Election Thoughts

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writter

November 13, 2016


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Election Day is always an important day; some will feel like winners, some like losers, and some like nothing changed at all. This election, however, was quite unusual to say the least. The world is used to politicians with different degrees and experience, qualifying them to be considered as candidates...

The Selfish Years

The Selfish Years

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writter

November 7, 2016


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Japanese photographer Kyoko Escamilla once said, “Your 20's are your 'selfish' years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all aspects of you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground.” These...

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