Archive | May, 2011

History of Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo is celebrated in the United States and Mexico. It is the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. Here are the series of events as cited by that led to the historical celebration of Cinco De Mayo: During the French-Mexican War, a poorly supplied and outnumbered Mexican army under General Ignacio Zaragoza defeats a French […]

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National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: Lessons Learned

By Christina Saenz-Diaz Today, May 4 is the 10th annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. I had every known risk factor for becoming a teen mother. As a teenage Latina, I had a one-in-two chance of becoming pregnant before the age 20, greater than any other ethnic groups. My mother was a senior in […]

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“Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” By Emma Lazarus

By Victoria Cepeda The late Jewish-American poet Emma Lazarus wrote “The New Colossal” in 1883. It is a poem, that  just as the statue she was honoring, would become  synonymous of liberty and a beacon of hope.   One hundred and twenty eight years later, The Statue of Liberty remains a symbol of protection for the displaced, the hungry and the poor of all walks […]

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