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.
Luckily, there are many organizations that recognize the trials and triumphs of the first-generation college student and are here to help. Here are some resources that’ll help you get into college and enjoy the college years.
The world of financial aid can easily overwhelming with a plethora of terms. VOX is here to help guide you on your journey through financial aid by breaking down the 10 common terms.
Time management is key for getting through high school. It can be challenging to balance homework, clubs, athletics and a social life. But with proper time management, it won’t be that challenging and stressful.
As we go back to school, we can learn from Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump’s mistake of getting busted for having similarities in her speech to Michelle Obama’s speech in 2008. Words from the First Lady’s speech seemed to be mimicked by Melania in her speech at the Republican National Convention. In this video posted […]
My school informed me I wasn’t going to deliver the speech I wrote. Instead, I was handed a salutatorian speech they wrote. I had to speak about birches and oak trees in an analogy about how to stay strong and bend when appropriate.
From pop culture to sports, I was able to connect with my peers while living abroad and share the voices of three new friends.
Cultural appropriation is when one culture takes pieces of another culture and often misrepresents it. For example, those who wear chopsticks in their hair to represent Chinese women for fashion are appropriating and influencing a stereotype.The counter argument that arose was that the theme choice was more of cultural appreciation. The difference is that if you’re appreciating it, you’re representing the culture correctly and using it for honest purposes, not just to look good.
Christian Zsilavetz, co-founder of Pride School Atlanta and transgender male, feels as though LGBT identifying and gender nonconforming kids should be in a school environment where students are able to “be, learn, and grow.” Pride School Atlanta is a K-12, private school geared toward students and educators who want a safe and encouraging education academically and socially. This sounds like heaven for any student no matter how they sexually identify, but in the court of public opinion the school has received national coverage and criticism.
Towering in the skies, decrepit and abandoned, lies the David T. Howard School in the historic Old Fourth Ward. Atlanta’s first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, and civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., once walked the school’s halls more than 50 years ago. The David T. Howard School is expected to reopen in five years […]