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Stephen Freitas

Stephen Freitas

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Taken for granted We as Americans take the most common things in this world for granted. We don’t even lift an eye to where these goods and services come from. The only thing on our mind is that we get them and that we can access them quickly. Here in Cuba, this is not the case. People can’t ju...

Money conversion causes confusion for tourists in Cuba

Money conversion causes confusion for tourists in Cuba

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

July 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

My parents always demanded that my siblings and I speak only Spanish in our household. We would learn English in school, so for the most part we followed their rule, not realizing how much it would pay back later. When first arriving to Cuba, the language barrier wasn’t under my list of concerns. I kn...

Proposition 58 deserves a yes vote

Proposition 58 deserves a yes vote

Briana Megid,
UC Davis Senior

October 30, 2016


Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

I am an Argentinian-American dual citizen, and like many first-generation Americans, my first language was Spanish. I learned English in the San Fran- cisco public school system, and speak Spanish at home. Multilingual education was essentially outlawed in California public schools in 1998,...

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