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Op-Ed: Legitimizing Latinx lives

With Halloween right around the corner, I’m already preparing myself for the abundance of Día de los Muertos costumes—costumes that reduce a sacred Mexican holiday when families and friends honor their deceased loved ones to nothing more than spooky face paint and floral hairpieces. And one of the worst aspects of this problem is how...

Op-Ed: Activism for applause or for a cause?
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Op-Ed: Activism for applause or for a cause?

This year, in one last end-of-the-summer hurrah, I gathered with some high school friends to stuff our faces with tortilla chips and salsa, and scrutinize one of pop culture’s most cherished entertainment shows: the MTV Video Music Awards. While I can’t say I felt enlightened by the host, Katy Perry’s, political satire, I was certainly interested...