Yes, this is everything

By Mish DeCarlo/El Inde I cried for eight hours straight. Well, it was more like sobbing. And that was just during my drive from Tucson to my home in Huntington Beach, California. You should have seen me the night before after a glass (or rather, bottle) of wine.  By the time I pulled into my…

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Graduation wasn’t just about the walk

By Briannon Wilfong/El Inde Walking on a college graduation stage wasn’t just important to me. It meant everything. It was more deeply rooted than just having to walk across a stage, dressed in your sweltering hot cap and gown with all your stoles and chords swinging from your shoulders while your family claps for you…

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An American child of Punjabi immigrants

By Hayat AlQattan/Arizona Sonora News The kettle whistles on the stove, in a small white kitchen with white tile floors to match while Sumanpreet Dosanjh rushes around the kitchen, trying to make her dirty chai, pack her book bag, submit her latest assignment and eat breakfast simultaneously. She runs frantically around like she’s trying to…

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Far from home, a gymnast looks to stick landing

By Noah Auclair/Arizona Sonora News Payton Bellows sits near the University of Arizona main library, smiling and laughing as she talks about her hometown, thousands of miles away on the East Coast. A naturally outgoing person with dark hair, her biggest passion in life, and the reason she traveled so far from home, is gymnastics….

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A mother of all trades

By Zoe Roberts/Arizona Sonora News She lives on the vibrant and bustling campus of the University of Arizona. She strolls through the streets lined with robust palm trees, just to watch students get from place to place and bask in the warm desert sun. She does it all: she fills the role of a handywoman,…

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