I’d like to start this rant by asking everyone to have a moment of silence for both those that were affected by the Boston Marathon bombs as well as for those that were affected by the West, TX factory fire incident. In less than a week, multiple Americans have died in tragic ways and many […]

Last week, the Cohen’s New Works Festival was happening in Austin. It showcased a number of art, dance, and theatre works, and was student-produced. For over a year and a half, one of my dearest friends has been working (writing, directing) on a breathtaking piece that debuted this year at the Festival. It is called […]

When people say politics- government, civics, and Congress immediately comes to mind. However, there are many other different kinds of politics that we operate under on a day-to-day basis. There’s educational system politics, work politics, and one of the most influential ones: church politics. Today, inspired by the election of Pope Francis of Assisi, we […]

Over a year ago, the Budget Control Act of 2011 was passed. This was legislative action to enforce automatic spending cuts by March 1st. The only problem is that they were not supposed to happen. Instead, these proposed cuts were supposed to be so immense that they would force our politicians to reach a deal, […]

From Peruvians, to Koreans, to Indonesians – you name it, because we have it. It’s a well-known fact that the University of Texas at Austin (UT) is becoming a massive melting pot. And not of the simple chicken noodle persuasion, but of the dynamic gumbo type instead. I’ve been living in this environment for the […]

In lieu of today’s unveiling of President Obama’s tentative immigration reform plan, I begin this blogging adventure by interpreting my love/hate relationship with the Commander-in-Chief’s spotty immigration reform efforts. Disclaimer: Did I vote for him? Yes. But what kind of Democracy-lovin’ Latina would I be if I were to negate the flimsy aspects of Obama’s […]