The Rematch

Who would’ve guessed it. Yet at the same time, why didn’t we guess it? We’re about three months into 2024, and about four years have already passed since the infamous 2020 US election. That one-on-one battle between former US President Donald J. Trump and current US president Joe Biden was without doubt one of the […]

ChatGPT Tool or Crutch?

Article by Jerry Pan & Rodrigo Lopez You’ve surely heard of ChatGPT. It’s a powerful deep-learning AI (Artificial Intelligence) made by OpenAI, and it’s the next big step in developing advanced AI technology. It’s being used all around the world for many different purposes. Some might say that’s a good thing, but is it?  Well, […]

Book Review: Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers: A Story of Exceeding Charm

Humor comes in many forms, but not all can be presented on a proper platter. It’s great to see authors that manage to incorporate humor into their work fused with many more elements for their audiences, and Lois-Ann Yamanaka, a third-generation Japanese American author, is no exception. Lois-Ann is the author of many novels, some […]

The Art of Debate

Debate. We see it all the time. We often take part in it. Whether it be formally in school and the political primary debates, or informally during lunch convos and disputes with siblings. Point is, debate is everywhere. And it’s an art. It is the creation and construction of logical arguments, the interaction between thinking […]

America: A Plagued Nation

An epidemic, a disease. A virus that spreads everywhere and consumes everything in its path. A danger, a threat. These are the first things that might come to mind when we think of the word plague. But what does the word actually mean, and what can we relate it to? The word plague initially comes […]

College Education is Evolving

College. The stage all students  wait upon. If you’re a student, you’ve probably heard the question, “What college do you plan on going to?” or “What major will you choose?” After all, it’s a huge decision. How “right” your decision is will determine the rest of your life. Yet, in recent years, more and more […]

Semana Santa: More Than Just a Holiday

Semana Santa is coming up, and what that means for many is a week of vacation from work or school. But what many may overlook, is that Semana Santa is an important observance with an amazing history. So from April 2nd to 9th, I hope you take a moment to think of what Semana Santa […]

To Speak or To Die

Is it better to speak or to die? Now, ideally, we would all rather speak than die. But, in reality, it’s not as easy of a situation. It’s not as simple as opening your mouth and uttering words, or falling into death’s traipse, because nothing in life is as simple as we wish it were.  […]

Why Johnny Depp is Innocent

  (written April 28, 2022) In recent weeks we have experienced a lot of controversy surrounding the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard court trial. Multiple speculations and opinions are going around. Much of the evidencia and proof has been presented from both sides of the case but it seems as if more valuable information is […]

Women are Hope

This essay was submitted by Thelma Lanuza in the HACIA 2022 Essay Competition. It is about women in society, and their role in Latin American countries.  “There is no greater pillar of stability than a strong, free, and educated woman.” -Angelina Jolie.  The truth must be faced, there is no stability in Latin America and […]