Pan[dem]ic

Featured Image: Lindsey Wasson for Reuters You are a mental patient with a Master’s degree and an absentee ballot Driving at 80 miles an hour the wrong way home to escape the killer in the air You chew, swallow and wash down what you still don’t know you need Seeing angels drift down to take…

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For the Culture, By the Culture: How YouTube Channel ‘Pero Like’ Gives a Voice to Latinx and Hispanic Communities

In 2016, YouTube Channel and Facebook page Pero Like, on behalf of mother-company Buzzfeed, was founded as a digital platform specifically catering to Latinx voices. This platform showcases talented Dominicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Hondurans and more, who create relatable content about everything from abuela’s crazy cleaning habits to depictions of different Latinx uncles, Selena…

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Wolves and Lambs

Here we go, baby Early city, hungry to conquer The doors open but you Ignore the beggar on the train Weak grandfather eyes   As the herd swarms the streets, a mob Symphony, taxi!, mosh-pit cocaine Noises flashing Deaf in the eyes Feeling big, like its owner, its master Facing the forest of glistening towers…

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8 Life Lessons of Learning Spanish

Learning a second language has always been my biggest lifelong dream. I remember when I was a child, my Argentinian grandparents would brew piping hot maté tea in the mornings and play alphabet games with me in Spanish. I remember hearing them smoothly transition from one native tongue to the other in conversation, entrancing my…

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Why You Need to Get Involved in Your Local Political Space

That night, there was a special electricity in the air. I felt the push of bony shoulders, similar to a crowded concert. In spite of such a packed house, there was a low murmur of anticipation as we waited for the final results to come in, ward by ward, one by one. While we gathered,…

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