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“Fences” – 9.20.20

Pat Mora’s “Fences” discusses more intangible divisions than the cactus fence the speaker in the poem hides behind. As people working in the tourist industry primarily serving wealthy, privileged vacationers, Mora’s family in the poem is able to come so close to something that will forever be out of their reach. They are expected toContinue reading ““Fences” – 9.20.20″

Labels for Latinos – 8.30.2020

The different terms and labels used for Latinos all have history and baggage, at times used as weapons or a badge of pride. Terms like “Tejano,” “Hispanic,” “Mexican,” and “Chicano” can exclude certain people when discussing Latinos as a collective, but I think these more specific terms serve a distinctive purpose, since they more aptlyContinue reading “Labels for Latinos – 8.30.2020”

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Hello! My name is Yasmin. I’m a first year nursing student, but I love to read so much that I seriously considered going to school to become a book editor. Some of my favorite books are The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I am currently reading The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern.

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