• There Is No Shame In Being Trans

    June 1, 2023 /

    There Is No Shame In Being Trans Click the link above to view the illustration. “Not all trans bodies have to be a certain way. Being able to change and be yourself should never be looked down on. You deserve to be comfortable in your body, starting off your journey of change is up lifting.Don’t Read More

  • Blooming in the Face of Adversity

    May 31, 2023 /

    Hi, my name is Carlos. I am 18 years old and I grew up in Merced, California. In my experience, Merced has been a hard place to grow up. My family life has been filled with struggle because of my parent’s drug addictions and, as a result, from the time I was 4 until I was 13, I moved in and out of foster care.  Read More

  • Mido Vince’s Book Review of Skylar Kergil’s Before I Had the Words on: Being a Transgender Young Adult

    April 25, 2023 /

    Skylar Kergil’s Before I Had the Words on: Being a Transgender Young Adult was a book that my inner child had their eyes on for some time. At first, it was difficult for me to read simply due to deeply resonating with the author’s narrative. Read More

  • COVID-19 and ‘I am Legend’ Movie reflection

    March 9, 2023 /

    Movie Recap  It’s the year 2020 and we are not allowed to go outside or make any physical contact with anyone. COVID-19 is the virus we suffer from today. In “I Am Legend” the characters are going through a similar situation but more extreme. Read More

  • Mercedians Call for More Public Water Stations

    January 31, 2023 /

    As heat waves become a regular occurrence in the summer months, there is more of a need for community water stations to serve the population of Merced.

  • Undeserving of Being Forced to Live Amongst Violence

    February 16, 2022 /

    I was born and raised in Merced as the eldest daughter to two Mexican immigrants. My mother is from the Mexican state of Michoacan and my father from Guerrero. I would never trade my parents for any other parents, I would only trade the experiences my family has lived through. Read More