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Daniela Romero

Daniela Romero
Real Life

Need a Boost? Advice for Students Struggling with Fatigue

College students are constantly juggling multiple responsibilities at a time; whether it be classwork, exams, a social life, a job, or finding enough time to sleep. So in this beautiful disaster, there comes a breaking point, an energy crash so potent that we get buried under our responsibilities with the strongest urge to just sleep. As college students, the burnout period of our bodies comes more regularly and with a much stronger force than that

Race

The Hidden Racism Behind Birth Tourism

Birth tourism is considered as the travel to another country with the intent of giving birth in that country. The main reason for birth tourism is to obtain citizenship for the child in a country with birthright citizenship. It was reported that for a growing number of Russian women, what draws them to Miami isn’t sunny beaches, but U.S. citizenship for their newborn children. According to the article, in Moscow it is considered a status symbol to have

Real Life

Why I Recommend Going to Community College

I did not want to go to community college. It was never part of the plan. MY plan to be exact. Until my mother dropped the news on me junior year of high school that there simply was not enough money to send me to a four-year college right away. So I got a job, took high school IB courses (which would later count as college credits), and bought a car to earn my independence

Race

Struggles of Illegal Immigrants to Consider this Holiday Season

Being a second-generation immigrant has led me to both appreciate the small things and work twice as hard as the average American. However, it has also caused me to overlook the struggles of first-generation immigrants crossing over currently. In the early 80’s, when my parents came to the United States, right before Ronald Reagan passed the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, they came to live with family. Both single at the time, they lived separately,

Real Life

5 Black Friday Sales Too Good To Pass Up This Holiday Season

If you are anything like me, each holiday season I contemplate (again and again) what gifts to get for the people who mean the most to me. Whether it be your parents, your siblings or your significant other, there are amazing Black Friday Sales starting as early as Thursday, which can save you an arm and a leg’s worth on Christmas gifts this season. Best Buy You can find gifts at Best Buy for anyone

Politics

Donald Trump’s Complete Lack of Response to the Sutherland Springs Attack Is a Problem

Sunday, November 5, Devin Patrick Kelley open fired inside a South Texas church. The 26-year-old used an assault rifle at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs; leaving at least 26 dead and 20 injured. Texas Governor Greg Abbott described this as the worst mass shooting in his state’s history. The suspect was apprehended and shot by a civilian, Stephen Willeford, who chose to pursue him as Kelly fled the scene of the crime. When the police arrived,

Politics

Former Presidents Team Up To Fundraise For Puerto Rico And the Virgin Islands While Trump Goes on Twitter Rants

Five former presidents have come together to include Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in their campaign “One America Appeal.” This campaign will allow people to donate to Unidos Por Puerto Rico and the Fund for the Virgin Islands. Both are 501(c)(3) organizations (nonprofit organizations that are exempt from taxes). Individuals can now donate to the Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The charity states that 100 percent of donations will go to

Real Life

Finding Happiness: Here Comes the Hard Part

So you can’t find your place in this world. Turns out, neither can I. It’s unfortunate that our lives aren’t like Disney movies, and the hard parts don’t just simply fast forward in a montage. The princesses only had to find their Prince Charming. But in this day and age, we can find our prince… and still have to make our own happily ever after regardless, with a college degree, financially-stable job, and affordable living

Feminism

I Am Done With Letting the Sexualization of My Body Control My Actions

I can’t free the nipple. Though the movement has always seemed compelling to me, and I despise wearing bras, there is no way that my D-cups could be unleashed on society without receiving nasty looks everywhere I went. It already happens to me, regardless. My body accessed, by both men and women everywhere I go. Either to be sized up as competition or contemplated like someone’s next meal. Oh, to be young and fit, without

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