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By Marilyn Garateix Latino Ed Beat Michele Siqueiros recalled the day she arrived on a college campus. “I thought I had arrived on another planet,” she told a recent gathering of journalists who attended the Education Writers Association’s fourth…

By Teddy Nykiel NerdWallet   High school juniors, soon-to-be seniors: As you’re headed into a year of varsity letters, last hurrahs and anticipation for the new beginning that’s now just around the corner, don’t forget about college applications and…

By Obed Manuel Latina Lista   5. Not enough of us maintain a healthy diet According to the latest findings by the State of Obesity, 77 percent of adult Latinos in the U.S. are obese or overweight. The report…

By Brianna McGurran Nerd Scholar Volunteering in high school and college is fun, fulfilling and an easy way to make new friends with similar interests. Plus, there can be a major bonus to giving back to your community: scholarship…

By Paige Schaefer NerdScholar SAT test takers will face an updated version of the college admission exam in 2016, the College Board recently announced. Of the proposed changes, the most notable include an optional essay, eliminating the penalty for…

Amigos805.com CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CI) student Jeannette Herrera used her smartphone, artistic skills and a persuasive personal plea to win a national scholarship contest from online textbook-seller TextbookX.com. The 17-year-old psychology major from Santa Clarita Valley is…

By Dominique Browning Moms Clean Air Force We tend to feature little kids on our Moms Clean Air Force website — but we think our older ones are just as adorable, and (mostly) just as lovable. A while back…