Posts Tagged as "central valley"

From White Marble to Brown Dirt

October 16, 2015 / By
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Attending GWU is a privilege, but adapting to a campus life has been a challenge. Working in the nursery, while I was the only college student there, everyone I saw at least looked like me, or like they could be an uncle or even a grandparent. GWU couldn’t be more different. Students here come from all over the world. Nearly 10 percent are international, more than the total number of Latino students enrolled in the entire school. And as far as I know, I am the only student from the Central Valley.

‘My Health Shouldn’t Have a Price Tag’ — DACA Youth Turned Away From Medi-Cal

September 28, 2015 / By
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Photo courtesy of the Fernandez family.  Story by Miguel Bibanco for The kNOw Youth Media. FRESNO, Calif.

It Feels Like There’s Not Enough Oxygen In The Air

September 22, 2015 / By
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Even after the smoke is seemingly gone from the air, I am still not breathing well. My head still throbs and my inhaler does little for the pain. For the past few days it’s been like there’s not enough oxygen in the air. I feel like I'm walking around with a heavy cloth over my face preventing me from breathing.

Lessons Learned From a Box of Raisins

August 31, 2015 / By
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At that instant I realized that I have the greatest and most hard-working mom in the universe. Even though she is always tired for her work, she keeps going because she wants to give my sisters and me a better life, and we do not see that. We constantly ask her for money as if it grows on trees, and she gives it to us without complaining.

Central Valley Unites to Discuss Environmental Issues

August 1, 2015 / By
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Echoing statements by the Pope, Medrano pointed to the unbridled capitalism eroding our planet’s health and leaving millions of poor vulnerable to the effects of climate change. “Unless we change our economic system, we cannot care for the most vulnerable people in our communities. They are the ones who are being the most affected by climate change.”