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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 […]

Marcy Suarez-A DREAMer

Marcy Suarez-A DREAMer

This is Marcy Suarez, and she is a DREAMer.  Does her story sound familiar to you? She is an immigrant high school student who is motivated and determined but because of her immigration status, federal financial aid is not an option for her. Marcy’s parents work 10-12 hours at a factory […]

Javier Silva – A DREAMer

Javier Silva – A DREAMer

Meet Javier Silva, a recipient of a  DREAMers scholarship offered by  Thedream.us.  For many years, Javier kept his immigration status a secret for fear of being ridiculed.   Fortunately, as a recipient of the DREAMers scholarship he is now a student at Arizona State University (online). His advices for other DREAMers is: “Don’t stop […]

Teen Latina Finds Confidence From Her Involvement In Technology

Teen Latina Finds Confidence From Her Involvement In Technology

Marta Garcia, a high school teenager from Oakland, CA  will be the first to attend college in her family. Through her involvement in technology she has found confidence in herself and her abilities.  She is determined to help others find the same inspiration and determination she has found.