Month: September 2015

From Undocumented Farmworker to Neurosurgeon

From Undocumented Farmworker to Neurosurgeon

Meet Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa.  He is a top neurosurgeon at John Hopkins, one of the top hospitals in the world. He grew up in Mexicali, Mexico in a family with 6 children.  At the age of 19 he literally jumped over the fence separating the U.S and Mexico in search […]

A Guatemalan Soldier hands out paper so local students can make posters to inform family and neighbors of upcoming events during Beyond the Horizon 2014, Zacapa, Guatemala, April 9, 2014. Beyond the Horizon is an annual exercise that embraces the partnership between the United States and Guatemala, to provide focused humanitarian assistance through various medical, dental, and civic action programs. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Justin P. Morelli)

23 Studying Tips Used By Top Students

Lifehack.org outlined 23 study tips used by top students and I think they offer some solid advice.  I used some of these tips during law school and I wish I would’ve used more of them, if I would have known about them.  Now everyone is different and you should use what works for […]

Want To Work With A Top Scientist &  Help Find A Cure For Cancer?

Want To Work With A Top Scientist & Help Find A Cure For Cancer?

Do you love science? Or have you never thought yourself as someone who loves science but would love to find a cure for cancer? This is your chance.  The Emperor Science Award program will give you the opportunity to work with a top research scientist and work on finding a cure […]

A Fine Line Between “Suggested” and “Required” School Supplies

A Fine Line Between “Suggested” and “Required” School Supplies

While some public school districts are more abiding than others, state laws across the country make it perfectly clear that students and their parents are not required to buy school supplies, uniforms, equipment or even graduation attire as part of a guarantee of a free public education. Most schools will […]

Making Halloween Easy, Fun and Affordable

Making Halloween Easy, Fun and Affordable

Whether you are looking for an easy fix, some fun tips, or an affordable alternative, the Dollar Tree and 99 Cents stores offer some great ideas for Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos. Check out what the 99 Cents Stores have for you… And here’s some great stuff from the […]

The Importance Of Taking Notes

The Importance Of Taking Notes

  Do you take notes in class?  If not, ask yourself why not?  Recently Lifehacks.org provided a list of 10 reasons why note takers are on track for success. 1. They are actively learning.The action of writing information down is a great way to get fully involved in the learning […]

Inocente:  Homeless And Undocumented But Determined

Inocente: Homeless And Undocumented But Determined

Inocente, is a 15 year old Latina from San Diego, Calif.  She is undocumented and homeless but despite all the difficulties in her life she is determined and never gives up.  Let her story be an inspiration to you. Inocente, refuses for her undocumented immigration status and homeless situation stop her […]

Angy Rivera-Immigrant Activist

Angy Rivera-Immigrant Activist

Angy Rivera, is a 24 year old fearless activist for undocumented youth.  Angy came to the United States at the age of 4 and is also undocumented.  The documentary Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas A Nadie) captures her struggles and her strength in her fight for the rights of immigrants. Let […]

Latinos And Our African Ancestry

Latinos And Our African Ancestry

One of the most shameful and embarrassing chapters of American History is enslavement of African’s in the United States.  A very controversial topic that is often buried in other facts and we as a society only give it the importance that we are taught in the classroom. Growing up, I […]

Mendota Football Players Beating The Odds

Mendota Football Players Beating The Odds

Mendota, Calif is a small town 40 miles from Fresno, California.  The majority of its residents are people who come to Mendota to find work in the agriculture fields.  Many of the football players work in the fields to help support their families. The summer days for these high school […]