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…::Ésta Vida Boricua::…

Posted in College Life with tags , , , , on May 31, 2012 by Yamil

During the past year and a half I’ve been involved in a project at my university which I am really passionate about. As you all know, I was originally majoring in Business yet I ended up following the track I really liked which was English. During the change to the English Department I noticed the lack of extracurricular activities or projects from which I could benefit so I actively researched different alternatives I could follow. Curiously enough, a coincidence was what introduced me to this project which I mentioned. A friend of mine decided to create a student organization for writers that allowed me to start working on this project; a project that at the time did not have a name but did have a clear objective which was to share a collection of life narratives written by hundreds. These life narratives allowed everyone to take a peek into the lives of these writers and, at the same time, the Puerto Rican community.  A year and a half later Ésta Vida Boricua is born and I could not be any prouder. Through this post I want to invite everyone to visit this website which has been an amazing experience for me to be a part of. One of my writings is also featured on the website so I hope you all can read it. I want to thank Professor Sonja Mongar for giving me the opportunity to work in such a great project and hopefully I’ll keep working with it in the future as well.

Website: http://www.estavidaboricua.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/estavidaboricua

Twitter: http://twitter.com/estavidaboricua

My piece at the project: http://estavidaboricua.com/?p=1911

Dead Democracy

Posted in College Life, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2010 by Yamil

Today as I watch the TV I come to the realization that our so called democracy is no longer existent. The voices of the people are being extinguished by the fascism of the current government administration. With excessive brutality our advances of negotiation are being destroyed. With sadness I watch as the government is determined to destroy the same people that chose them hoping for a change. A change for the better, not for the worse.

http://www.wapa.tv/noticias/primeraplana/motin-en-el-capitolio/20100630172718