In the bizarre age of social distancing, social media has used a few signature terms to help add humor to our unfortunate circumstances. Memes mocking the countless inspirational messages that start with “In these strange and uncertain times…”, WFH emails that open with “I hope this finds you well”, and of course, the popular poll […]

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Side hustles are the new thing. Plenty of millennials have begun seeking more than just the traditional 9-to-5 job, hoping to translate their passion into some sort of additional income. Many call this the side hustle; something you do under moonlit skies to try to keep the dream alive. For many people this might be […]

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Another musical legend is gone. On August 16, the news dropped that Aretha Franklin made her transition at 76-years old after having suffered from pancreatic cancer. Even though the news wasn’t sudden, it was still daunting, the impact reverberating as deeply as the soul-stirring music and transporting vocals with which she left us. In true […]

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Recently, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) tweeted about California prison inmates being used to fight its wildfires, which have been some of the most-life-threatening in history. The post reads: “Today, more than 2,000 volunteer inmate firefighters, including 58 youth offenders, are battling wildfire flames throughout CA. Inmate firefighters serve a vital role, […]

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I had been wanting to write about immigration for a while now, but everytime I sat in front of my laptop, I came up short. I knew my angle would criticize the way our government is handling the situation, but my frozen fingers were a result of a something else: I wasn’t sure exactly what […]

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My mother doesn’t drive on the freeway. From as early as age nine, I remember her avoiding the freeway like the plague; and when asked her reason, she proclaimed it was because of her anxiety. Of course I shook my head, now shamefully, and just thought she was over-exaggerating. If you know my mother, then […]

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Cancer. Heart Disease. Diabetes. Stroke. These are just a handful of the leading causes of death throughout the United States. We all know someone that has been directly or indirectly affected by these cruel and devastating diseases. My own grandmother passed away from a heart attack in September. She would’ve celebrated her 78th birthday this […]

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There are approximately 8.5 million people in New York City awaiting their turns to take a bite out of the Big Apple. Some wait for years, and some never even come close. Surely there’s not enough to sustain us all, and yet, here we all are just the same. It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and I […]

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