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My biggest inspiration is my little sister

April 23, 2024 By Adriana Dominguez-Toxtli Staff Writer Growing up, I had far from the perfect life. As a child, I felt like an adult, having to worry about money, food, access to hot water and a roof over my head. I was concerned about things no child should ... More »


There’s nothing like the feeling of crocheting

Jan. 30, 2024 By Marez Melad Staff Writer Some may find crocheting to be stressful or hard, but for me, it is a very soothing hobby. Like meditation, the motions of crocheting help reduce my worries. Every time I crochet, which is about once a month, I pour al... More »


After many struggles, I finally embrace my Mexican identity

Jan. 7, 2024 By Adriana Dominguez-Toxtli Staff Writer It always annoys me when people ask me “Where are you from?” When people try to guess where I’m from, Mexican is rarely their first guess. As awful as the stereotypes are against Mexicans, I’d rather have p... More »


I will never take a moment with my family for granted

Dec. 5, 2023 By Alexa Cizek Staff Writer When people hear, “Cherish every moment with your family,” they don’t always take it to heart. From a young age, I have been through a lot, and as a result, I know that well-known saying bears a lot of truth. When I was... More »


Traveling has enriched my life

June 10, 2023 By Caila Barreiros Staff Writer Traveling has always been a significant aspect of my identity. Growing up as a first-generation American, I spent many of my summers in Spain where the rest of my family lives. While there was a hiatus in my travel... More »