TACTS By Bukola Rinola It was a regular school day in my seventh/eighth period class. Having this class for 2 consecutive periods can definitely be repetitive at times. But this time it was a little bit different, we had visitors. In high school, visitors to us mainly meant being on your best behavior so that … Continue reading TACTS
Manganese Destiny: My Poisoned Neighborhood and How Unity Can Heal By Valerie Alvarez In the colorful community of the East Side, where most houses look the same and children grow up surrounded by community, culture, and contamination, the health of all residents is in peril. The southeast side of Chicago wasn’t always inhabited by local … Continue reading Manganese Destiny: My Poisoned Neighborhood and How Unity Can Heal
Seeing the World Through Petroleum Coke Glasses Understanding How It Takes a Village to Fix a Village and How the Many Faces of the East Side Are Striving For a Better and Healthier Community By Valerie Alvarez The year is 2005 and I feel the breeze on my face as the warm summer sun beams … Continue reading It Takes A Village to Fix a Village
by Valerie Alvarez In marginalized communities, community organizations are a safe haven for those struggling with a numerous amount of problems. A problem in particular- teen pregnancy has affected the lives of multiple girls my age that are living in my neighborhood. I recall the struggling young girls my age that would seek resources from … Continue reading WIC as a Community Safe Haven
by Bukola Rinola I have seen a lack of promotion in health equity to young adults on the south side of Chicago. However, there has been recent growth promoting the importance of understanding health equity. The Medical Program at South Shore International College Prep has helped young adults like myself to understand the meaning of … Continue reading South Shore International College Prep
by Esmeralda Vargas When the school year starts again, many students look forward to ordering that snazzy bookbag or perhaps buying those new Five Star notebooks. What a number of students don’t include in their shopping carts are baby bottles and newborn pacifiers. Some female teenagers have the responsibility of being a parent at a … Continue reading Pencils, pens, paper…pacifiers?