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Sticks and stones can break your bones but cyberbullying can kill you

Sticks and stones can break your bones but cyberbullying can kill you

By Helen Yip Borderzine EL PASO — Rudy Sanchez’ sad eyes peered through tears below the beanie that nearly covered them as he stood in the empty living room of his Lower Valley home where his 14-year-old daughter, Viviana Aguirre, had committed suicide after being bullied online by a friend. Sanchez, 43, described how Viviana

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Youngest winner ever of world’s oldest conjunto festival’s poster contest earns hallowed honors

By Amanda Lozano La Prensa de San Antonio SAN ANTONIO: Every year artists, students and citizens gather their artistic talents and create pieces of art hoping theirs will be the one to help showcase the world’s oldest Conjunto festival in the world: San Antonio’s Tejano Conjunto Festival. This year, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center picked


Latinos In Connecticut’s Technical Schools Graduating at Higher Rates

Brian Woodman, Jr. Latinos enrolled in the Connecticut’s technical school system are graduating at a higher rate than those in general schools and have a higher than general average rate of going on to college, according to the state’s new superintendent of the Technical High School System system, Dr. Nivea Torres. Torres, who was


San Diego college hosts literary festival featuring bilingual works of writers and poets of the region

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego Growing up between San Diego and Tijuana, Francisco Bustos soon discovered that the border became an inspiration for him to become a writer. “I started writing poetry in Spanglish, Ingleñol, English, and Spanish,” Bustos said. “Personal experiences in places like Tijuana, San Ysidro, Chula Vista, and the


Message Goes Out to Low-Income Parents: Talk to Teach

By Nate Robson Oklahoma Watch Tulsa is ground zero for a new early-childhood education campaign that seeks to get more parents reading or talking with their children, even if they are too young to understand. Nearly $1.5 million will be spent in Tulsa starting this spring to raise awareness about the importance of talking to