Mónica Marie Zorrilla

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Want to Save a Life? Push a Few Buttons

 04/11/2017 - 12:19
Hundreds of people live in begging in Philadelphia. Donafy is a mobile application that helps direct donations to better serve these people. Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.
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As Nikki Johnson-Huston was click-clacking her heels to get to her office on 15th and Market, she suddenly craved a steaming cup of Wawa coffee to get her through the 9-to-5 grind.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Hundreds of people live in begging in Philadelphia. Donafy is a mobile application that helps direct donations to better serve these people. Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.

¿Quieres salvar una vida? Presiona algunos botones

 04/04/2017 - 15:40
Cientos de personas viven en la mendicidad en Filadelfia. Donafy es una aplicación móvil que ayuda a direccionar donaciones para brindar un mejor servicio a estas personas. Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.
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Mientras Nikki Johnson-Huston taconeaba en su camino a la oficina en la 15th y Market, de repente anheló una humeante taza de café Wawa para lograr sobrevivir a su pesada jornada de 9 a 5. 

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Cientos de personas viven en la mendicidad en Filadelfia. Donafy es una aplicación móvil que ayuda a direccionar donaciones para brindar un mejor servicio a estas personas. Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.

Philly Grows Into Its Anarchist Shoe

 03/29/2017 - 09:18
Wooden Shoe es una librería que encierra una atmósfera distinta a la de otros establecimientos dedicados a la venta de libros, aquí el enfoque es colaborativo y político. La librería está ubicada en el 704 South Street.  Foto Archivo Particular.
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Past a chalkboard that says, “Come inside to read a good book,” on one side and “Don’t be an asshole!” on the other, you come across a tattered SEPTA Union Strike poster from the early twentieth century, preserved underneath an equally withered-away lamination. A few cautious inches deep inside of this surreal time machine, a pillar manages to stand from the 1890s home of an anarchist feminist writer and speaker who lived near Drexel University.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Wooden Shoe is a library that contains an atmosphere different from other establishments dedicated to the sale of books, here the approach is collaborative and political. The bookstore is located at 704 South Street. Photo: Mónica Marie Zorrilla.

Wooden Shoe books: El zapato anarquista de Filadelfia

 03/28/2017 - 12:17
Wooden Shoe es una librería que encierra una atmósfera distinta a la de otros establecimientos dedicados a la venta de libros, aquí el enfoque es colaborativo y político. La librería está ubicada en el 704 South Street.  Foto Archivo Particular.
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Dejando atrás una pizarra en la que se lee a un lado “Entre y lea un buen libro” y “¡No sea estúpido!” en el otro, me encuentro con un poster viejo y andrajoso de una huelga convocada por el sindicato de la SEPTA a principios del siglo pasado, conservado gracias a un laminado igualmente marchito. A unos pocos centímetros de esta máquina del tiempo surrealista, topo con una columna de una casa de 1890 en la que en su día vivió una conocida escritora anarquista y feminista, cerca de la Universidad Drexel.  

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Wooden Shoe es una librería que encierra una atmósfera distinta a la de otros establecimientos dedicados a la venta de libros, aquí el enfoque es colaborativo y político. La librería está ubicada en el 704 South Street.  Foto: Mónica Marie Zorrilla

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Mónica Marie Zorrilla

Mónica has loved writing ever since she could hold a pencil in her hand, and has dreamt about the day she would be able to work with a news team since she was a fourth grader. AL DÍA News has been a natural fit, as she has been speaking and writing fluently in both English and in Spanish her whole life, due to being born to proud Cuban-American and Puerto Rican-Raised parents in Miami, FL. When she graduated from Carrollton School of The Sacred Heart in 2013 as a high school senior, she decided to give the North East a chance and has pursued her collegiate studies at Haverford College, where she is a member of The Class of 2017. As an English major and a double minor in Spanish and Psychology, Mónica's topics-of-interest cover a broad spectrum, as is evident in the content and clips she has contributed and produced. However, she is most intrigued by social justice and advocacy for children, human rights, foreign policy, Latin@ culture, and mainstream millennial trends. She hopes to, someday, go to graduate school for Social Work, but she promises to always continue providing a voice for herself and for others through her writing.