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Alexia de La Rosa: Haciendo sueños realidad

 08/10/2017 - 16:43
Alexia de La Rosa

Alexia de la Rosa, miembro del Comité Asesor del Alcalde Kenney, siente que uno de los asuntos más importantes que los Millennials deben enfrentar es la educación y el dinero necesario para pagarla. Como coordinadora del Centro PENNCAP, observa de primera mano las dificultades que las personas enfrentan al entrar a la universidad por primera vez o al regresar a ella después de muchos años. AL DÍA se ha sentado a conocer más sobre esta Millenial Latina.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 4:39pm

[OP-ED]: Hunger on campus is a real problem with real solutions

 08/08/2017 - 14:45
When students are hungry, they miss class -- sometimes to pick up an extra shift at work, sometimes because they get sick because their immune systems are weak from malnutrition. 

When people my age look back on their college days, they often recall being “starving” students. But, back in a time when it was possible to complete a university education with some scholarships, a modest student loan and a part-time job, few of my peers were ever truly hungry.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 2:21pm

[OP-ED]: Trump is but the latest politician to serenade Youngstown

 08/04/2017 - 08:03
It’s no surprise that Trump returned to the familiar theme of demonizing Latino immigrants. The surprise is that he chose to do it in Youngstown of all places -- a city with a minuscule immigrant population, located in a state where the Latino population is just 3.7 percent. EFE

Youngstown again? As an avid spectator of politics, I’ve been hearing about that city in the Mahoning Valley of northeast Ohio for decades. Although it’s home to just 64,000 people, Youngstown gets more than its share of attention from politicians, media, filmmakers, and even a poetic singer/songwriter from Freehold, New Jersey.

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 7:52am

"Human dignity can not depend on a plastic card"

 08/02/2017 - 10:50
María Sotomayor, is the deputy director of the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, {PICC). Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

María Sotomayor, is the deputy director of the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition. She came to the US in 2002, when she was 10. In 2012 became recipient of DACA. Just a few weeks ago, María got her 'green card". These are her views on the DACA issue in times of Trump. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
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[OP-ED]: Growing disgust with the ethos of college campuses does not mean a rejection of higher education

 07/18/2017 - 15:00
According to the National Student Clearinghouse, which tracks college enrollments, the number of students in colleges and universities has now dropped for five straight years, and this year 81,000 fewer high school graduates nationwide are heading to higher-education institutions. 

A recent survey on the public’s view of national institutions elicited headlines that suggested a tale of backwardness and ignorance. One example: “Majority of Republicans Think Higher Education is Bad for America.” 

The reality is more complex.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 2:16pm

[OP-ED]: For those struggling with anxiety, harness the power of positive writing

 07/11/2017 - 10:23
Then Janice Kaplan’s book “The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life” came out, promising that by just being thankful one could crowd out negative thoughts

Two years ago, anxiety was keeping me up at night, threatening to spiral out of control. Meanwhile, my husband with his easy confidence -- never seeing a raincloud without a silver lining, always constructing the best possible scenario when confronted with a set of hazy details -- slept like a baby. I decided I wanted that kind of peace in my life.

 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:00am

[OP-ED]: Cleaning The ‘Heroin Hell’ Will Not Create Heaven In Surrounding Communities

 06/26/2017 - 10:41
'Bedroom' for a man in Philadelphia's West Kensington community where festering structural impoverishment sparks social ills like rampant drug sales. LBW Photo

The recent announcement that City Hall and Conrail cut a deal to cleanup the notorious heroin corridor along a section of railroad track running through Philadelphia’s Fairhill and West Kensington communities is welcomed removal of a dangerous blight that’s festered for nearly two decades.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:30am