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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From crayons to needles

By Jessica Erro/El Inde Andy Pratt finished with the needle machine in hand after 5 hours of pain in my left side. Amazing. Exactly how I wanted it. A part of a quote from a movie that changed my life. “…Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection…” I smiled…

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A student’s dyslexia dilemma

By Michelle Trujillo/El Inde Benjamin Ellis, a senior at the University of Arizona, says he grew up like any other kid. He enjoyed playing outside, playing with toys, and hanging out with his friends. But Ellis has struggled with something that 5% to 15% of people in the world experience. When he was in first grade,…

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The French Corner

By August Pearson/El Inde Fog blankets the city of Encinitas, California, on an early Sunday morning in the middle of October. The streets are quiet and residents and travelers are just about to begin their first day of the new week.  Situated on the highway that extends the length of the California coast, Highway 101,…

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Incremental changes (in electoral politics)

By Bellah Nelson/El Inde Alison Jones, a woman in her early 60’s with a short cut of curly white and grey hair, has been chair of the Pima County Democratic Party since 2018. Elected by the Precinct Committee persons of the Democratic Party, hers is a volunteer position to lead the county party in finding…

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