A thriving business despite the pandemic

By Yasmin Acosta/El Inde In 2020, the food service industry was hit really hard by the pandemic and many restaurants did not survive. We have seen door after door close to the public temporarily — then sometimes permanently. On the other hand, there’s first-time restaurant owner, Carolyn O’Connor, and her year-old business, Ceres, which is…

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Ali

By Nicole Danigelis/El Inde Growing up, Nicole Danigelis’ best friend, Ali, was like a sister not just to her but also to her younger sisters, Michele and Alexa. Some of their happiest childhood memories were shared with Ali. In this story, the Danigelis sisters talk, laugh, cry, and remember these memories throughout their journey in…

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Love for the community

By Tommie Huffman Reymon Murphy, or Rey, is the go-to guy if you want to organize a community event or get your band heard by a larger audience in Tucson, Arizona. Rey is a bandmate, a community organizer, a father, and a friend to many. He never dwells on his difficult and sometimes tumultuous past,…

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That finish line looks different

By Harrison Moreno/El Inde The term “The Real World” is used throughout life. It’s like this mythical finish line, one that sometimes feels like a deterrent just as much as a piece of motivation. Whether it’s external or internal motivations and expectations, that proverbial line is always in site, like a racer on the final…

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