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SnapFotos: Gustavo Arellano talks about “Taco USA”

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The editor of OC Weekly talks about his new book "Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America" at the Chicano Studies Research Center.

Arise my Xicana

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Coming to terms with the mujer I have chosen to become has been a journey. Constantly, I find that my identity builds upon the emotions and images I share in this poem.

Film Review: A Better Life

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Bichir’s performance is a beating heart in itself, and is the key to making the other characters sympathetic, rather than simply focusing on the political message.

Narco Refugees

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Drug wars in Mexico cause Mexican middle class migration

Shifting Towards the Middle Ground

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On the road to driving privileges despite legal status

No soy de aqui, ni soy de alla: Temporary Protected Status

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UCLA student struggles to establish legitimacy in the United States

Are immigrants finally California dreamin’ their way into college?

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Dreams come true for future students, but the nightmares remain for current students in California

A Day in the Life of an Undocumented Student

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Jesson and his parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico when he was two years old. In the middle school, he had the option to become a US citizen when a teacher wanted to adopt him.

Memories Fading on Pico and Union

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Que onda con los nombres? What do they mean? Digging led to Burlington Homeboy and Homegirls Industries, a partial history of Pico and Union, and an art group named Earth Crew.

I Have Curves. Get Used to It.

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I have never considered myself flaquita but neither did I consider myself overweight. It was only when I began to attend UCLA that I began to feel like a monster.