I look at my parents, who never went to college, and how they live paycheck to paycheck. It’s not the future I want for myself. But without financial aid, I may not have a choice.
When you want to know what’s going on in the world… but it’s Friday.
The bombing at an Ariana Grande concert broke my heart. As a gay, Latinx teen, I found a safe haven in pop music. It’s through our divas that many of us find ourselves.
In short, if a parent is not available as a co-signer, there is no obvious alternative.
At least 22 people were killed and 59 injured. One of the first victims identified was an 8-year-old girl.
I feel safe in my community. Which isn’t that unusual. Except I’m not just any kid. I’m undocumented.
Many adults still get nervous when it comes to discussing or sharing media that depicts young people taking their lives because they’re afraid they’ll get inspired to copycat. That phenomenon even has a name, the Werther effect.
I want my peers to realize that what keeps health care affordable for people like me is for those with fewer medical needs to sign up for insurance.
Until the hard-core conservatives and liberals around me tone things down, I feel like I’m a moderate stuck in the middle, fighting for reasonable discussion on two fronts.
Watching my mom go through school, I got to see her as more than a mother, but as a woman empowered.