Students share immigration stories

first_imgLa Fuerza, the Saint Mary’s club that represents Latina culture, hosted Immigration Monologues Thursday as a part of Action Week. Club president Cristina Posadas began the lecture by addressing six myths commonly associated with immigrants.She said the myths are that immigrants do not want to learn English, do not pay taxes, increase crime rates, take jobs away from Americans, drain the economy and are a burden on the health care system.Posadas said she hopes by promoting the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, people will become more aware of the potential of undocumented immigrants.“This would provide a pass to legal status so they can go to college, get careers and contribute to society,” Posadas said.A group of students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, Holy Cross and Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) helped make up the panel that addressed the issues of immigrations they personally faced.Panel member Felix Marquez, an IUSB student, shared his own story of how he was forced to leave El Salvador after he was recruited by the military at age 16.“[The military] said they were going to make me into a man and I’d go represent my country,” Marquez said.Marquez said his mother had other ideas and sent him to the United States where he would not be forced into a war she did not support. Upon his arrival in the United States in 1990, Marquez said he has learned English and was the first of his family members to attain a high school degree.Notre Dame freshman Luis Huerta was born a citizen of the United States to illegal immigrant parents. As result, Huerta’s family was forced to move multiple times and suffer in poverty.At age 5, Huerta said he remembers his teacher saying he would amount to nothing because of his parents’ social standing in life. He said that moment would inspire him to denying his cultural heritage for many years.“It wasn’t until high school that I was finally able to be proud of my heritage,” Huerta said.Huerta is currently pursuing a degree from Notre Dame alongside his mother, who is hoping to earn a degree in management.“I just want people to know that anything is possible here in the United States, it just takes time,” Huerta said.last_img read more

The prodigious white decade

first_imgThis beginning was born with Mourinho on the bench. The Portuguese managed to win three titles, one for each season he trained at Madrid. He left with the misfortune of not raising the Champions League, target for which he was signed. Of course, he won the Cup against Barcelona and a League: it was the first team that reached 100 points, setting a record number of goals scored, 121 (more than 3 goals per game on average). Yes the Orejona would win his successor in office: Ancelotti. The whites defeated Atlético in Lisbon after 12 years of crossing (4-1). With the Italian, in addition, the Cup was reconquered (also against Barça). Ten seasons, 18 titles. Blunt and real. Since raising the Cup title in 2011 (after 18 years of waiting), Madrid has become the mythical phrase of Van Nistelrooy with goals and ketchup. It was to mark Cristiano at Barcelona and since then, he has raised a title at least in each season.This Madrid Gold Generation has four Champions, two Leagues, three European Super Cups, four Club World Cups, two Copa del Rey and three other Super Cups in Spain. To these collective titles we must add five Golden Balls. Four are held by Cristiano (2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017), plus the one conquered by Modric in 2018. However, during these ten campaigns, the most decisive technician has been Zidane: he has 10 titles in just three years and three months. Add more than half of the successes: 55.55%. Throughout its stage, no one has earned more than French throughout the European continent. In the saints’ Madrid coach, Miguel Muñoz is ahead of him, who, with 14, is the most successful coach of the white team (Muñoz spent 14 seasons leading the whites (1960-1974)). He only resists the Copa del Rey. The coach has not been able to win it either as a player (he lost twice the final of said competition) or as a coach. Now, this Madrid who likes challenges, has the difficult, not impossible, challenge to match and overcome the Madrid of Di Stéfano, Gento and the Yé-yé: from the 1953-54 campaign until 1969-70, the Whites added 23 titles in 17 consecutive seasons (La Galerna was in all). They emphasize especially their five European Cups won consecutively. Something unpublished to date.Nor is La Quinta del Vultre left behind: they won five Leagues and two UEFAS in a row from 1984-85 until the 1990-91 campaign to add 12 titles. The same figure raised Galactic Madrid (1996-97 until 2003-04): the three Champions won between 1998 and 2002 stand out, which brought a new winning cycle in Europe.But Zizou’s Madrid is not thinking of stopping now: it aspires to continue filling the emblematic showcases of Santiago Bernabéu with titles …center_img Zidane factorlast_img read more