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Altering the Standard

In a capitalist society, companies adopt differing values to distinguish and establish themselves within niche communities. The fashion industry is no exception—leading some companies to prioritize uniqueness, quality, and net profit. 
May 16, 2020/by Sarah Mejia
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Brought To You by Small Business

Proudly representing their culture and identity while excelling at contributing billions to the US economy, small Latinx-owned businesses are booming.
April 18, 2020/by Amanda Vest
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The Evolution of Memes

As Latinxs, there are many stereotypes and generalizations…
April 15, 2020/by Alvaro Hernandez
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Disproportioned

In the affluent Westwood, Los Angeles, I find myself surrounded…
April 13, 2020/by Bryce Ramirez
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A hairy girl’s lament

All of my life I’ve been a hairy girl My arms? Covered! My…
April 11, 2020/by Alize Magaña
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Living Under a Death Sentence: Femicides in Mexico

[CW: sexual assault, femicide, violence against women, graphic descriptions] Being a woman in Mexico is punishable by death.
March 9, 2020/by Nayeli Velarde
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The US and the Growing Food Gap

The food gap between the rich and the poor in American society is growing and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.
March 7, 2020/by Ashley Huendo
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i am, i am not

i am not the drowning voices...
February 25, 2020/by Melissa Diaz
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Latinx Representation in Literature and Cinema

UCLA offers a handful of classes that center on Latinx authors and their experience. In a Chicanx literature class, students read about five different novels.
February 24, 2020/by Rebecca Gutierrez

Ubiquity

I am not...
February 13, 2020/by Kevin Bernal-Rivera
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Koreatown: and the Impact of Cultural Displacement

Two years ago, I visited the newly opened, hip and fresh vegan burger joint, located just a few streets from my childhood apartment. As I entered, the environment was lively and welcoming.
February 7, 2020/by Jessica Martinez
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How Communities of Color are Affected by Environmental Injustice

On January 15, 2020, Delta Air Lines pilots dumped airplane fuel over Cudahy, an area of Southeast Los Angeles that is home to the sixth largest Latinx population in LA County, and landed across six schools.
February 1, 2020/by Daniel Ponce
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Se te hizo chistoso cuando….

Una riza debe de consolar el alma de todo lo malo en la vida.…
January 25, 2020/by Jennifer Rosario Arriaga
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Getting to Know Estereomance

2019 brought great offerings to ex-Chamanas, Manuel Calderon…
January 16, 2020/by Alvaro Hernandez
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La Violenta Salida de Evo

Las guerras de independencia concluyeron hace más de 200 años.…
January 10, 2020/by Brian Jimenez-Luna

UNICA/CAIGA Letter in Support of the UCLA Chicana/o Studies Department Name Change

On November 15, 2019, the faculty of the UCLA Chicana and Chicano…
November 14, 2019/by Myrka Vega
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Increasing Visibility: The DNC’s Decision To Prioritize Unions

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced Wednesday morning that UCLA would no longer host the sixth Democratic debate. The debate was previously scheduled to occur in Royce Hall on December 19, 2019. 
November 7, 2019/by Angela Vargas
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Escaping la ‘Oscuridad’ with Jasper Bones

Along with new, up-and-coming Latinx artists hitting the charts, Jasper Bones has made his presence known with raw, funky, and wavy soul tracks.
October 2, 2019/by Melissa Diaz

The United States’ Nativist Tone is Neither New nor Unique

A moderated forum over progressive border policy hosted at the Hammer Museum (co-presented with Univision 34 Los Angeles) went over the current border issues of the US and Mexico
April 20, 2019/by Israel Cedillo

Documenting the Undocumented: The 2020 Census

The Census is meant to is meant to be a survey of the people who live in the United States, not just its citizens.
December 19, 2018/by Cristina Delgado

The Future of DACA Recipients in the Time of Trump

UCLA should offer more support to the undocumented community, students say.
November 20, 2018/by Melissa Diaz

Photographer George Rodriguez’s “Double Vision” Retrospective at The Lodge

Even before crossing over to The Lodge at 1024 N. Western Ave.,…
July 8, 2018/by Israel Cedillo

#NoSonTresSomosTodxs

Mexico is currently facing the most violent year in history -…
June 9, 2018/by Alondra Castanon

La nariz como la de mi padre

"Así es como mi mirada se iba aflojando hacia el suelo, así es como mi mirada nunca es fija cuando te veo a la cara"
May 17, 2018/by Vanessa Gonzalez Soto

AFSCME Labor Strikes: El Precio de la Pobreza–The Price of Poverty

Thousands of service workers across the University of California…
May 13, 2018/by Elizabeth Garcia

Mujer Monday: Soraya

"I know there are many questions without answers, and that hope…
May 7, 2018/by Abigail Duran

Review of Axe Bahia: The Power of Art in Afro-Brazilian Metropolis at the Fowler Museum

The Fowler Museum, located at UCLA is now displaying a three-part…
February 18, 2018/by Kathy Castillo

Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas at the Getty Center

Although gold is a highly cherished metal in contemporary society,…
February 1, 2018/by Kathy Castillo

Action Plan for Affordable Textbooks Report Release

MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESS CONFERENCE In fight for more affordable…
January 24, 2018/by La Gente Newsmagazine

Radical Women at the Hammer Museum

The exhibition, Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, just closed on December 31. In case you missed it, here is the review!
January 5, 2018/by Daisy Vargas

US-trained Security Forces Kill Hondureños Amid Election Result Blackout

After a state-imposed curfew was implemented Friday, December 1, Honduran militarized police and armed forces have unleashed chaos, violence, and death on Hondureños revolting against President Juan Orlando Hernández and his election commission's failure to release results of the November 26 election.
December 7, 2017/by Joseph Mejia

From Chavez Ravine to Dodgertown

Cultural Erasure in the Context of Dodger Stadium
November 13, 2017/by Carla Gonzalez

Nació en Yaanga: A Xicano in Settler Los Angeles

La historia de esta tierra, It sings of pain, suffering, and…
October 16, 2017/by Kristian Vasquez

Remembering the Legacy of Chicano Historian Juan Gómez-Quiñonez

It’s the beginning of my Fall quarter in 2016 here at UCLA…
August 24, 2017/by Kristian Vasquez

The Heart of El Sereno

  Sandwiched between the Here and Now and Mundo’s Furniture…
August 7, 2017/by Natalia Cadena-Másmela

Girl Head Pendulous

Girl Head Pendulous Written by: Vanessa González Soto For…
June 8, 2017/by Vanessa Gonzalez Soto

El Pueblo Unido: The Venezuelan Crisis

Photo by Blas Santander. On May 7th, Lilian Tintori, the wife…
May 20, 2017/by Elizabeth Garcia

QUETZALCOATL: Aztlan Profundo and Our Spiritual Connection To Abya Yala (XINACHTLI SERIES)

The Mother Earth runs deep through your soul. —Aztlán Underground,…
May 20, 2017/by Kristian Vasquez

The Ladder of Hope Through the Eyes of an Immigrant

It’s easy to vocalize our artistic ideas but it’s even harder…
May 15, 2017/by Natalia Cadena-Másmela

Nuestro Éxito

“Mi hija Libni,” my tía says before she pauses to measure…
May 14, 2017/by Rachel Medel

Xicanx Studies as Healing and Resistance

A rush of emotions swept over me as I sat in my Mexican-Americans…
May 12, 2017/by Saphirre Long

Dorming: Pros and Cons

May 3, 2017/by Alondra Castanon

Growing Up Brown

Brown. The color of dirt. The color of the mud that falls…
April 11, 2017/by Natalia Cadena-Másmela

Who Was Cesar Chávez?

Header photo by John W. Schulze. Growing up in San Jose in…
March 31, 2017/by Alondra Castanon

Remembering Beloved UCLA Professor

While at UCLA, I took Professor Mark Sawyer’s course, “Black…
March 27, 2017/by Michelle Salinas

Transitioning from a Big Household to College

I went from living in a big, noisy Mexican household of eight…
March 19, 2017/by Alondra Castanon

Who are Film’s Addicts, Maids, and Gardeners?

While watching films and television, I’m often reminded of…
February 20, 2017/by Natalia Cadena-Másmela

THE PATH TOWARD XICANA INDÍGENA (XINACHTLI SERIES)

“Xicana/o encounters with diverse Native knowledge allowed…
February 19, 2017/by Kristian Vasquez

Latin America’s International Students

February 17, 2017/by Victoria Garcia Lecuona

¡AYOTZINAPA RESISTE!: State Sanctioned Violence and Indigenous Resistance

Above photo credit to Al Jazeera Media Network This article…
January 27, 2017/by admin

Avoiding Complacency: How to Get Involved and Make a Difference

January 20, 2017/by Teresa Maldonado

Reflections from Election Day 2016

Photo by Mitchell Haindfield.  Within a few hours, Donald…
January 20, 2017/by admin
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