A Talk with a First-Generation Valedictorian

  |  Topic: Education, Family, Grad Countdown, School
Written By: Jahleelah Shaheed
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Riven Mendoza, 17-year-old valedictorian of the Class of 2017 at Creekside High School, is a first-generation citizen whose parents immigrated from Mexico Riven sat down with VOX to discuss the realities of being a first-generation citizen and a Mexican valedictorian at a predominately black school.

Stuck in Rebecca’s Suitcase #5: Paradise in Prague

  |  Topic: Family, Travel
Written By: Rebecca Jeltuhin
The main plaza of Prague is the center of all entertainment and excitement in the city.

Rebecca, VOX staffer, shares stories from her family’s summer travels. She’s gone from the nation’s capitol to Broadway to Eastern Europe. Wow, Prague left me speechless. To say that it is the most romantic and beautiful city in the world is an understatement. Imagine if all of the most famous and trip-worthy cities got together to […]