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Happy Dia de Los Muertos Y’all About 11 years ago, I walked with my grandfather through the Mercado (Mexican farmer’s market) trying to find a cucumber and an eggplant. That’s right, a cucumber and an eggplant. Let me explain this, my grandfather was a Japanese Buddhist and participated in Obon (お盆), essentially a Japanese “día de Los Muertos.” In this...
A bead of shimmering sweat slowly creeps down his face.  The bead convenes and coalesces with another of its kind, streaks down his chin and then falls to the ground of the Senior Courtyard. Why would a senior be sweating? SAT? Nope.  Calc test? Nope.  College applications? Eh, maybe.  Big game tonight? Definitely not. Inability to tie a bow tie? Yes! The senior bow...
Three months after his initial nomination by President Trump, we seem to have reached the climax of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. Both sides of the political aisle are dissecting every sentence that comes out of Kavanaugh's mouth. The media is intensely examining the misconduct allegations waged against him. With turbulent political discourse surrounding the hearings, many Americans seem...
  As I begin writing this, on the 27th of September, the day of the testimonies of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee, I am sitting at my bedroom after a day of catching snippets of the testimonies and hearing the whole depth and breadth of thoughts and opinions to be held. I...
When a teacher reads the roster to take attendance on the first day of school, there’s a pretty high chance he/she will butcher someone’s name down the line. The teacher doesn’t mean any harm in pronouncing the student’s name wrong, but when the student doesn’t correct the teacher, the mispronounced name becomes theirs for the rest of the year. Iran...
If you are reading this article you may have been called “gringo” before. Even people who are born in Mexico are called “gringo” at times. Have you ever wondered what it means and where it comes from? In this article I’m going to tackle what gringo means, its story, and how to prevent getting this contagious disease. Where does it...
Many have heard the common saying, "He who does not study history is bound to repeat it."  Now, thousands of students across the nation will be robbed the opportunity to learn from the triumphs and tragedies of human civilization. The Changes This June, the College Board announced that the AP World History curriculum would cut out nearly 10,000 years of human...
  The second theme of Catholic Social Teaching is Call to Family, Community, and Participation.  Catholic Social Teaching teaches us that the institutions of the family and the community are vital to the health of society and the dignity of humans. The Church teaches that people have the right to participate in society, and seek the common good.  Subsequently, society...

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