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My identity is incomplete without my roots

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LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen columnist December 3, 2020

My roots run deep. They keep me grounded and remind me of my humble beginnings, the sacrifices my family has made, the challenges I have overcome and the opportunities God blessed me with.  Without...

I am a cashew

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ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen columnist November 19, 2020

I am a cashew. Yep, that’s right. Based on a reputable personality quiz I took in sixth grade, I am the most forgettable of the mixed nuts. So sayeth the quiz: “You’re often the last person to...

My father’s American Dream

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DIANA RIOS, Evergreen columnist November 12, 2020

For my father’s family, the American Dream meant leaving everything behind and starting over from scratch.  At 5 years old, my father and his family left Cherán, a beautiful city in Michoacán,...

‘Painting is my meditation’

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KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen columnist October 28, 2020

For my seventh birthday, my mom asked if I wanted to be enrolled in art classes, and I immediately said yes.  I was a little bit of a loner when I was younger, and I think my mom thought it would be...

‘I have always been able to turn to music’

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JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist October 21, 2020

I picked up the acoustic guitar after my freshman year of high school with the goal to start a band with a couple of friends. Although that did not happen, I have continued to play since then. I bought...

Welcome to The Culture Brew

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DAISY ZAVALA and JOEL KEMEGUE October 14, 2020

Journalism does not often get the chance to be personal. Sure, sometimes we cover topics personal to us, and every good journalist does their best to cover and represent the topic the best they can,...

Sakripisyo ng nanay ko: My mother’s sacrifice

Making a new home in America means more than just leaving your country.
ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen editor-in-chief October 14, 2020

I was 8 years old when I first experienced what it felt like to be on an airplane. I sat by the window, and my mom sat right next to me. I was doing OK until I felt the plane lift off. My stomach instantly...

‘I see the world through a science lens’

Find the compromise — whether it's between science and writing, or your passions and your family's expectations.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist October 14, 2020

Antifreeze, the sickly-sweet green liquid that prevents your car radiator from freezing or overheating, is toxic to humans and animals. As a first-grader, I wanted to know if it had similar toxic effects...

No cuestiones mi identidad, no puedes elegir por mi

The experiences and knowledge journalists of color is too often brushed aside as bias, and that negatively affects how those communities are represented.
DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen managing editor October 14, 2020

Sometimes, I’ll close my eyes and remember seeing la bandera de México wavering high above my head as I took long strides in an attempt to keep up with hundreds of others calling for immigrant rights,...

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