Honor

By: Gabriela Yareliz May the symbols of this great nation and its ideals always mean something deep to us. May we feel their weight. Moreover, with that responsibility, may we always work to evolve into a better community, always moving toward the ideals that make this country unique and rich in opportunity. Let us loveContinue reading “Honor”

An Uncomfortable Topic

By: Gabriela Yareliz A scene keeps playing over and over again, in my head. Summer of 2009, I visited France and did a stage with the French government. We were living in a small French mariner village. I gathered with young people from around the world (whom I love— friends for life), and what weContinue reading “An Uncomfortable Topic”

An Ode to Summer

By: Gabriela Yareliz SUMMER IN THE CITY [Inspired by: New York City] Despite my autumn fever, yesterday’s 68-degree morning, and leaving the house with a jacket today, it is still officially a tourist-crowded-sidewalk NYC summer. People’s addiction to ice cream does not seem to be waning. I am slightly traumatized from last winter, and IContinue reading “An Ode to Summer”

This is who we are: Americans

By: Gabriela Yareliz We are a bit crazy, a bit conceited, a bit privileged, a bit super-sized, a bit obsessive, a bit judgmental, a bit hard-headed, a bit hopeful, a bit funny, a bit ignorant, but we are certainly unique and known around the world (whether it be for good or bad)… We are proudContinue reading “This is who we are: Americans”

Happy 4th of July

Happy Birthday Great Nation. We have come a long way. We began as a nation made up of immigrants. People here found refuge, freedom and hope for a better future. We had dark moments. If one looks back it was not too far back that we had minorities disenfranchised. It wasn’t even a hundred yearsContinue reading “Happy 4th of July”

As a nation

By: Gabriela Yareliz As a nation, we must come together and pray for all of the families who lost loved ones, not only today (in the school shooting in Connecticut), but in all of these terrible and recent tragedies, shootings and suicides. President Obama sums it up so well. Our prayers are with you. InContinue reading “As a nation”