“I’m trying to be like a Master Splinter of DMV.”
As a senior in high school, my graduation is approaching, and as a black student who has gone to predominantly white schools my whole life, I wondered how this has impacted others like me going […]
With gentrification on the rise in the Bay Area, an interview with a small business/corporation CEO seems to be appropriate.
With Gentrification on the rise in the Bay Area, an interview with a small business/corporation CEO seems to be appropriate. With the concept of supply and demand, resources are getting scarce therefore more expensive. We will see if the surge of construction in the Bay Area is really benefiting those with small contracting businesses or not. I am here today with the founder of Garduno Builders, Itza Franco. She created this small business in 2007 with her husband Efrain Garduno a general contractor in hopes of making it in the contracting world. I (Andrea Garduno) will be asking Itza Franco a series of questions relating to her business experience and how it’s going so far.
As a new school year approaches, districts across the U.S. might want to reconsider history classes’ curriculum. In a New York Times Magazine article, written in 2019, reporter Nikita Stewart found that U.S. states are not required to adhere to any academic content standards for history courses. As a result, many schools teach a white-washed version of history, effacing the existence of certain historical events and/or occurrences that center non-white perspectives and ones where people of color play a significant historical role.
“she always tries to treat us like equals.”
In 2009, professionals predicted the death of Independent “Indie” Bookstores across the nation. The rise in superstores and big-book chains foretold the eventual demise of such unconventional small-businesses. Yet, the outcomes were not all that was expected. In the past 12 years, Indie Bookstores across the nation have bounced back – even during the tumultuous pandemic era.
For a few years there’s been talk of Google opening a campus in San Jose — right in the neighborhood of my family’s business of wholesale produce and groceries. Google has over seventy offices in about fifty countries, and in the past, these campuses weren’t always met with the warmest of welcomes.
Ethnic studies looks at the history of people of color in an interdisciplinary measure of critical thinking and analytical processing. Today, students and faculty are fighting for funding, courses, and respect for the intellectual rigor and demand of ethnic studies.
Last year, when my close friend Heidi told me that her little brother Ed was adopted, I was astonished. But now, I’m a little embarrassed by my surprise.