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Tracing family history in Cuba

Tracing family history in Cuba

Daniel Arevalo,
Contributor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Photos

After visiting the calming, yet intimidating ocean, there was only one last main item on my checklist for my time in Caibarién: La Corneta. Illo said Felix had it stored for him and in the months leading up to my trip Estrella received word of my visit and readied it for me. She kept it safe for Il...

A walk through Caibarién in my grandfather’s shoes

A walk through Caibarién in my grandfather’s shoes

Daniel Arevalo,
Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

On Jan. 28, 1962, Juan Francisco Luna, or “Illo,” pronounced ee-yo, left his home at 3 a.m. towards the Atlantic Ocean just two blocks from his doorstep in Caibarién, Villa Clara, Cuba. From a "chapín," or rowboat, to a sailboat, to a fishing boat, there were a total of 14 refugees on board, just 9...

Rebecca Esparza

Rebecca Esparza

Rebecca Esparza,
Contributor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Family makes the world go round Red, blue and orange vacant buildings, rusted cars and garbage are what I continued to see as I walked through Havana. I kept seeing lightning and hearing thunder, hoping it wouldn't rain on me as I was searching for something to capture. Mind you, I wouldn't be wa...

You can still be tickled pink about Valentine’s Day

You can still be tickled pink about Valentine’s Day

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In elementary school, Valentine’s Day was a fun experience. We ate candy with our friends and made heart-shaped arts and crafts, all while passing out Valentines Day cards to the whole class. Back then, everyone was our valentine. Fast forward to college, where the Valentine’s Day experience is more complicated. A...

Moms make no excuses: Local fitness, health group celebrates two-year anniversary

Moms make no excuses: Local fitness, health group celebrates two-year anniversary

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2017


Filed under Features

Maria Kang, who was born in San Francisco and lives in Elk Grove, had no idea what she had gotten herself into when she posted a picture in 2013 of her wearing workout clothes, with her three sons and the caption “What’s your excuse?” The photo went viral online and eventually led to a ton of support a...

The first generation to graduate

The first generation to graduate

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor

August 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Opinion

I am the first member of my Mexican family to go to college. I am 21 years old and come from a family of nine. I have six older brothers who were born in Mexico but I was born in the US. When I graduate next spring, it will be a great accomplishment, not only for me, but for my parents an...

A journey worth taking

A journey worth taking

Andrea Dupree ,
Copy Editor

September 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It took me 12 years, six months and 13 days to finish college.  I’ve been taking college courses since I was 19 and my daughter was 9-months-old. It was incredibly difficult to juggle all of my responsibilities: I had a baby, a full-time school schedule and a 30-hours-per-week work schedule. Sometim...

A day for Chavez, a lifetime for me

A day for Chavez, a lifetime for me

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion

For many people, Cesar Chavez day is exactly that, just another day. However, for my family and I, March 31 is a day that is cherished just like Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, or even Christmas. This is a day to celebrate the life and legacy of a man who blazed the trail for the rights of farm workers...

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