Faith, hope and love

By Quinn McVeigh/El Inde In the United States, mental health keeps growing worse and worse. According to Mental Health America, nearly 20 percent of adults experience mental illness, over 2.5 million U.S. youth suffer from severe depression, with multiracial youth experiencing the greatest risk, and the majority of youth with severe depression don’t receive any…

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A veggie roaster’s journey towards his passion

By Paige Balota/El Inde The Heirloom Farmers Market is home to many local small businesses that have flourished, becoming essential stops for members of the Tucson community. One of those business owners, Kris Young, is striving to make a difference. He is a family man, one who cares deeply for his wife and three sons….

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Taking students’ safety into her own hands

Nicole Ochotoreno, dubbed as “Mama Bear” by University of Arizona students, has been making sure students have a safe ride home each night for the past four years. Nicole’s story goes back to her childhood. She was in an auto accident at nine years old and was bullied constantly for her facial injuries. She has…

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Sophia Rankin: An up-and-coming local artist

By Abbie Kosoc/El Inde Every individual acquires their own unique talents, though not everyone has the opportunity to pursue such talents and chase their dreams. That’s not the case for Sophia Rankin. With a passion for music and a growing talent, this 22-year-old young woman has been able to put the time and effort into…

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Rediscovering her love for painting

By Caroline Recupero/El Inde “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is the age-old question kids hear all the time. Some children say they want to be an astronaut or a firefighter or maybe they want to be on the big screen one day. But, sometimes passions don’t work out the way…

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