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Undocuqueer student struggles to break a double closet

Undocuqueer student struggles to break a double closet

By Ashley Soley-Cerro EL NUEVO SOL David’s story is common, but it often goes unheard. This is because, for him, coming out does not only include personal consequences, but also legal ones. For this reason, the pseudonym David will be used in place of his real name. As an undocumented student from El Salvador, talking


Eviction stencil graffiti marks the spots in Mission’s anti-eviction campaign

By Sarah McClure Mission Local Of all Mission’s graffiti, none likely appear with as much ubiquity than the stencils of a wheeled suitcase inscribed with the words, “Tenants Here Forced Out.” Always strategically placed, the suitcase stencils materialize on the pavement in front of a building that enacted an Ellis Act eviction — one in


San Diego’s Latino voters stand behind Alvarez’s campaign for mayor

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego David Alvarez is one step closer to becoming the first mayor of Mexican origin in San Diego. The once relatively unknown Democrat councilmember, placed second in the Nov. 19th special mayoral election to replace Bob Filner, with 25 percent of the vote. He now will face Republican


Facebook Gives Every 8th Grader at San Francisco’s Everett Middle School a Laptop

By Andra Cernavskis MissionLocal Principal Lena Van Haren called 8th graders at Everett Middle School to the auditorium to hear about high school applications. They filed in, sat, and waited. Then, District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener, who could easily pass for a professor, walked on stage. “You all have been tricked,” he said. “I am


Barrio Logan College Institute: A new home for a great institution

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego When José Vallejo started attending the Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) 16 years, along with a group of children from Logan Heights and surrounding areas, used to meet after school at the Perkins Elementary School Library to receive help with their homework and studying skills, and equally