Rebecca Aguilar: Journalist President

By: Gabriela Yareliz For today’s Hispanic Heritage feature, we are putting the spotlight on Rebecca Aguilar, who recently made history by becoming the first Latina to be president-elect of the National Society of Professional Journalists. She is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning TV reporter out of Dallas. Congratulations, Ms. Aguilar!

Puerto Rican

By: Gabriela Yareliz When I die, I want them to say they looked into my eyes and saw my fire. That I aged with my head held high by a backbone of resolve. And that with that same fire in my eyes, I confronted life without flinching. That I had the heart of Jesus, theContinue reading “Puerto Rican”

#ThatShahLife

By: Gabriela Yareliz If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be curious. I like learning and trying new things (even when I immediately regret it afterward). Being adventurous can be great, and it can also backfire. Believe me. But at least, this means I have an anthology of great stories forContinue reading “#ThatShahLife”

This Changing World: July 19, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz The world keeps spinning and changing. MAC announced it will launch the Selena (Quintanilla) line in 2016. A Latina icon being celebrated like this would not have happened in my childhood. Donald Trump thinks he can turn Puerto Rico into Puerto Trump (please God, no). No one remarked on the fact thatContinue reading “This Changing World: July 19, 2015”

Monday Inspiration: November 10, 2014

Soundtrack: By: Gabriela Yareliz Today my professor lifted the seating chart and pointed at a blue ink blot and said, “That is where I wept.” Didn’t we all (because of his class). Ha. Happy Monday! The people asking for petition signatures were out; the ones that ask “Do you want to know what’s in yourContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: November 10, 2014”

The American Dream: Hispanic Heritage Month

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was talking with some friends about the reality of what people face in this country. I think that as law students, we often sound jaded and bitter. Actually, we are jaded and bitter, sometimes. It’s no secret that we deal with life’s tragedies, racism and injustices every single day. Some of usContinue reading “The American Dream: Hispanic Heritage Month”

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez Sonia Sotomayor, Cristina Saralegui Antonio Villaraigosa, Gloria Estefan Jennifer Lopez, Becky G Sofia Vergara, Marc Anthony, Celia Cruz Eva Longoria, Rita Moreno Armando Christian Perez “Pitbull”, Nicole Richie Jessica Alba, Ray Suarez Jorge Ramos, Hector Elizondo Naya Rivera, George Lopez Alexis Bledel, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello Dania Ramirez, Judy Reyes, RoselynContinue reading “Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2014”

The Puerto Rican Dream

By: Gabriela Yareliz It was early morning, and the sun hadn’t infiltrated the land in shadows below the midtown skyscrapers. Forty-second street to forty-ninth street was barricaded for no entry. I was passing Lord & Taylor, when I decided I would go in to use the restroom (the things that happen when you juice inContinue reading “The Puerto Rican Dream”

From Prada to Nada

By: Gabriela Yareliz This week, so many people almost fell out of their chairs when I spoke to them in Spanish. Apparently, no one believes I am Latina. I also visited the Barrio for the first time. This reminded me of: From Prada to Nada. One of the best films ever [in my opinion]. AlwaysContinue reading “From Prada to Nada”