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The Bay Area Fails Latino Students

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yli is My Story

As a Latino student in Half Moon Bay, it worries me that my community is overlooked and not properly supported within our schools. I worry for future students who may not have the resources needed to succeed in their own community.

Bridge the STEM Gap for Women with More Introductory STEM Opportunities

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yli is My Story

Only 28% of the workforce in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are women. According to Yale Scientific Magazine, “women make up 34.5% of STEM faculty at academic institutions.” To balance out the gender imbalance in the STEM workforce, we need more representation and opportunities for women.

Homelessness Requires a Solution, Not a “Bandage”

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Campaign Victories

I love to see that my community is finally doing something to help the less fortunate, but there has to be something done that is more stable and fitting for everyone. I understand issues like these aren’t easy to fix overnight, but more than a decade has passed and it seems like my community is still in the same place.

The Outdated Oath

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yli is My Story

I felt a sense of exclusion for not relating to, knowing, or reciting the pledge like everyone else. However, I felt that some of the other people taking the pledge also didn’t fully identify with it…Yet they go along with this pledge that doesn’t represent their beliefs. Why?