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ACIS Offers 8 Travel Scholarships To High School Students

ACIS Offers 8 Travel Scholarships To High School Students

Do you wish you could travel but unable to pay for it?  ASICS is offering 8 high school students an opportunity to win a $1000 scholarship grant for travel.  For a chance to win a scholarship enter the ASICS 2016 contest. These are some of quick facts about the ASICS […]

10 Sites To Teach Yourself  Languages For Free

10 Sites To Teach Yourself Languages For Free

Are you interested in learning another language? If you want to learn a second language, the good news is that you can do it for Free.  Lifehack.org has compiled a list of 10 different websites that offer you the opportunity to learn another language for Free. 1. Babbel.com Babbel is extremely […]

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 […]

From Farmworker To Engineer:  A Program To Help You Make The Leap

From Farmworker To Engineer:  A Program To Help You Make The Leap

The Mendoza family is a farmworker family.  Alonso’s father, Rogelio, has been planting and harvesting in the fields for more than 30 years. Alonso joins his dad during the summers spending long hours picking lettuce and strawberries. “You get home … and you don’t even want to talk to nobody,” […]

Hispanics – Unspoken Champions Of The Civil Rights Movement

Hispanics – Unspoken Champions Of The Civil Rights Movement

The reality is that Mexican’s too were also the victims of discrimination, we weren’t immune from the discrimination.  Very rarely are we taught in school about our struggles with discrimination and how we were also heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement.  We also fought to overcome discrimination and receive equal […]

10 Myths About Immigration & How You Can Debunk Them

10 Myths About Immigration & How You Can Debunk Them

Recently, the idiot Donald Trump went on a tyrade about Mexicans.  To be honest, I refuse to listen to these types of comments because it only causes me more heartache and anger.  Yes, ignoring racism won’t make the problem go away, but instead  I choose to educate myself on the facts and […]

Are You Losing Faith In the American Dream?

Are You Losing Faith In the American Dream?

I recently read the article Teenagers are losing confidence in the American dream – Yahoo Finance and it got me thinking about what the American Dream really meant. The phrase the American Dream was popularized by the historian James Truslow Adams in his book Epic of American.   In his book, Truslow wrote …that dream […]