SLIDESHOW: The Faces of the Great Immigration Debate

The Faces of the Great Immigration Debate: Erica Gonzalez El Diario La Prensa

We began this series to insert critical thinking into the immigration debate that is dominating the headlines yet lacks understanding and context of a hotly contested issue in our history. This week, we go to the source(s) of information. If knowledge is power, the women and men heading large media outlets are some of the most powerful people in our […]

Fitness: ¡Feelin’ Hot!

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Baby, it’s cold outside! As much as I love to stay active, I have a hard time motivating myself to brave the cold to get outside this time of year. Luckily for me (and my spring wardrobe!) I just discovered my new favorite winter workout: Hot Power Yoga. I have been a yoga fan for a […]

SLIDESHOW: The Faces of the Great Immigration Debate

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Given all the recent news coverage, it is easy to mistake immigration reform as a unique 21st century debate. Few deny that immigrants are the bedrock of our nation. But how to integrate them legally and culturally has been a hotly debated topic since the first large influx came to America at the end of the 19th century. Through photos, we examine […]

My First Apartment

I ran upstairs to grab a picture of the college student's living room. In hindsight, the mattresses and giant paper Christmas tree might not be average. Courtesy: Dulce-Marie Flecha

Two years ago I sat in my Penn State dorm room with a calculator and a question: is it cheaper to live on campus, in my small but comfortable dorm, or in an apartment complex off-campus? As I crunched numbers, the answer emerged: moving out of the dorms was best for my bank account. For […]

Nutrition: 7 Ways to Snack Smart

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Balancing work, familia, and “you” time each day requires mucha energía. Something’s gotta give and for many of us, it’s our diet. Three balanced meals a day? Out the proverbial window. You’re in luck. Health experts now recommend five smaller meals: healthy snacks in between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ¿De verdad? ¡Sí!  Snacking is important for two reasons: It curbs your hunger, […]

Healthy Heart Habits

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This Valentine’s Day weekend, do something special for those close to your heart: take care of it! Your heart, that is. Heart disease (heart attacks, strokes, etc.) is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity, and smoking. Like many of you, I’ve witnessed this first hand. Both my abuela and madre have suffered […]

Fall in Love with Nina Sky

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No date? No problem. Fall in love with Nicole and Natalie Albino this Valentine’s Day. The identical twin sisters, who make up Latina alternative music duo Nina Sky, have developed a trendy, independent style that’s perfect for the young at heart. These Queens kids couple performed earlier  this month at El Museo del Barrio on Manhattan’s Upper East Side […]