The Pain After Partisan Victory

  With four degrees from top universities in the country, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University of Medicine. Now, Dr. Ford has become a hero to many and a liar to others, after bringing forth her accusations against now Supreme… Continue reading The Pain After Partisan Victory

Finding the American Dream in an American Prison

With over 25 thousand homicides alone in 1998, I was born into one of the murder capitals of the world: Colombia. According to the Department of Homeland Security, over 40 thousand Colombians immigrated to the United States between 1990 to 1999. These figures include only immigrants who obtained legal permanent status; the numbers are estimated… Continue reading Finding the American Dream in an American Prison

Progressive Settings With Regressive Ignorance

I was the only Latina at my summer internship on Wall Street at a political and communications consulting agency known for electing New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio. After the 2016 election, the firm expanded beyond comprehension—clients constantly poured in with a focus on re-instilling progressive and liberal values such as immigration and criminal… Continue reading Progressive Settings With Regressive Ignorance

America, Home of the Brave

The United States has three poignant images that pertain to its reputation: food, liberty, and now, guns. In the Bill of Rights, there are 10 amendments that Americans cherish more than the 10 commandments; should their Christianity intervene. Among those amendments, is the second one: The Right to Bear Arms. Despite being lauded as one… Continue reading America, Home of the Brave

You Are the Cops, You Are My Student Loans

There’s a voice that creeps in the car stereos of pop-punk fanatic millennials, “Who was I kidding? I can’t get past you; you are the cops, you are my student loans.” While they feel a slight shock and worry about their $30 gasoline purchase, Brian Sella from The Front Bottoms reminds them symphonically about the… Continue reading You Are the Cops, You Are My Student Loans

Religious Freedom and Expression are Collegiate Staples

A decade of my life was encroached by attending a Catholic school, and it took nearly a decade to realize that Catholic teachings have only ignited a pseudo-faith. I never truly believed in the Father, Son nor the Holy Spirit; I believed in a higher power, but none of the aforementioned. I was afraid that… Continue reading Religious Freedom and Expression are Collegiate Staples

When MLK’s Legacy Becomes the White Man’s Argument

There’s this song that plays on loop in the black community, and it’s the song of other races depicting their feelings. With history to prove it, no other race in America can empathize. African-Americans have had a long journey en route to 2017; and, sensibly, the journey continues. As the new year dawns on the… Continue reading When MLK’s Legacy Becomes the White Man’s Argument