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Yahaira Garcia

Yahaira Garcia
Real Life

Should We Hold Twitter Accountable For Who They Verify?

Twitter has become a site for entertainment, debate, and news. With Twitter Moments it is easy to keep up with worldwide news whether it involves politics or the latest celebrity drama. When I joined Twitter, I never imagined that it would become a major news source for me as well as an unconventional place for educating myself. Twitter has gotten people famous, kick-started businesses, and for me, it connected me to Affinity so here I

Real Life

The Different Types of HIV/AIDS Stigmas and Their Effects

This fall quarter at the University of California, Irvine, I am taking an AIDS Fundamentals class that introduces the basics of the biology regarding HIV/AIDS. While all the information I have learned so far is interesting and inciting, the lecture on the stigma surrounding this epidemic really stood out to me. Mariam Davtyan, whose research focuses on stigma of HIV/AIDS, gave an amazing presentation. I would like to recap the information she shared and expand

Race

Everything Wrong With Mayweather’s Latest Interview

I won’t lie, I felt kind of childish when I found myself rolling my eyes at any mention of Floyd Mayweather. His cocky persona, rumors of him paying to win fights, and his style of fighting in the ring just made me not like him. But now, I have a justifiable reason to really not like him: he’s a woman beater and associates with Trump. When I saw Complex tweet out an article with the

International

Dozens Killed By 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake

The southern part of Mexico was hit with an 8.2 magnitude earthquake a couple minutes past midnight on Thursday, September 7. The earthquake is the biggest to hit the country in a century. So far, 58 people have lost their lives because of the natural disaster. Residents all over the south side of Mexico felt the quake, with many running outside for safety. Mexico City residents were among the more terrified, with their collective memory

Finance

Why Your Credit Is Important + Tips On How To Build It

My mom always says that, in the U.S., without credit you are no one. That sounds pretty harsh but having good credit is key for adulting. You need good credit in order to buy a home, car and other major items. Your credit determines your interest rates on house mortgages, car payments, and loans. Good credit is an indication that you are responsible with your finances and can be trusted to make payments. Even renting

Race

Twitter Fails To Remove Hateful Tweets

Imagine enjoying a walk in Hamburg, Germany and as you look to the ground, there is an array of hateful tweets spray painted onto the brick ground. You then realize that you’re in front of the Twitter office. This is the reality in Germany because of one man. Hateful tweets were spray painted onto the ground by Shahak Shapira because after flagging these tweets, Twitter decided there was nothing wrong with them and did not

International

Trump Name Removed From Toronto Skyline

Canadians in Toronto will no longer have to deal with the Trump name in their skyline.   The Toronto Trump Tower in Canada is going to have the “Trump” name removed. It is important to note that the Trump Organization never owned the real estate itself, however, they did operate it. They are selling the rights to JCF Capital who say that they have a great relationship and hope to work again with the Trump

Politics

Kate del Castillo’s Latest Movie Causes Controversy in Mexico

A Mexican movie, El  Americano: The Movie, or The American: The Movie, has been causing controversy as of late in the Mexican and Mexican American community. This controversy has several parts to it. The first is that people are still sceptical of Mexican and American actress Kate del Castillo because she has strong ties to one of the most powerful and dangerous drug lords of today: Joaquin Guzman, better known as El Chapo. El Chapo

International

How One News Network In Venezuela Is Combating Censorship

Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, has been filled with protests, fights, violence and death. The people of Venezuela are protesting government censorship. It has been a long fight. Marking ten years since Hugo Chavez shut down RCTV, a popular news network in Venezuela, the people are out protesting the violation of speaking one’s mind and having unpopular opinions. The network was shut down because Chavez could not take the criticism given to him or his government. Many

Race

San Diego State University Votes to Keep Controversial Mascot

Many people on the campus of San Diego State University (SDSU) have been upset about their mascot: an Aztec warrior known by the name of Monty Montezuma. Student council decided to vote on the issue of removing the mascot or keeping it. The vote was 12 to 14 meaning a victory for avid fans of Monty and a loss for students who feel marginalized by him. Professor Monge of SDSU says that, “rather than honoring

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