Cultural Representation in Charter, Public, and Private Schools

It’s not often that an average high school student will think about the diversity within their school. Many students do not realize that attending a diverse school is an important part of accepting cultural differences and creating their own personal identities. My own personal experience at private, public, and charter schools has allowed me to…

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Trump will support path to citizenship for DACA Dreamer immigrants

President Trump saidlast month  that he would send Congress a legislative proposal to provide legal status and ultimately citizenship to young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children and now face deportation.   The president told reporters he wanted to give the so-called Dreamers a way to achieve full citizenship in 10…

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Preparing for the 2018 midterm elections

By Ingrid Cruz On November 6, 2018, voters will have a chance to change Congress. This is because 468 seats are up for election, including all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 33 seats in the Senate. But that’s not all. 36 states will have gubernatorial elections, and according to Ballotpedia, 87 of…

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Elizabeth Vargas, the longtime co-host of ABC’s “20/20,” is leaving the network.

The announcement was made before Christmas by James Goldston, the president of ABC News, in a memo to staff. Goldston said Vargas, who will be exiting the network in May, is pursuing “new ventures.” There was no word yet from ABC News about a successor. Vargas has been with “20/20” for 14 years. She’s worked alongside “World News…

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Congress fails to protect dreamers

Washington, D.C. –  Congress passed a Continuing Resolution funding the government until January of 2018 thus avoiding a government shutdown. Republicans joined by some Democrats passed the last minute resolution without the DREAM Act or legislation that would provide protection to undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. Cesar Vargas, Esq. co-director of the…

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