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“Do what makes your heart happy”

Sister Mary Sevilla has been a part of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet for 66 years. From being an usher at the 1984 Olympics to a being a licensed therapist and world traveler, Sister Mary does all she can to lend a helping hand. By Samantha Egurvide. Sister Mary Sevilla was born and raised […]

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Glimpses of heaven

Sister Annette Debs talks to Valerie Rose Vasquez about her life as a lawyer and teacher, and the healing power of laughter. Sister Annette Debs is an extraordinary nun who has lifted others as she climbed and broke through glass ceilings with her genius, tenacity, courage, faithfulness, and love. Sister Annette Debs is now 81 […]

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“There is no middle class in these prisons. You either have the keys or you don’t”

In the second of our profiles of the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet, Michelle Leon meets MSMU alumna Sister Suzanne Jabro. The mass incarceration of people of color is a huge, ongoing issue in our society. According to The Prison Policy Initiative, as of 2019, there are 231,000 women locked up in the United States, […]

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Love without distinction

In the first of the Athenian Print’s series on the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet, Claudia Diaz meets Sister Angela Faustina. “As Sisters of St. Joseph, we are called to love the Dear Neighbor without distinction – not to deny differences. We must acknowledge that everyone has human dignity, a human worth, and celebrate […]

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Shared Harvest Fund: Debt relief through volunteerism

By Jessica Hernandez Considering colleges can be quite stressful. Students often consider a college based on class size, location, culture, and majors, but one of the key factors is the amount of financial aid a school provides. Few of us have enough money in our pockets to avoid student loans, leading us to the crisis […]

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Goodbye rain, hello poppy festival!

By Claudia Diaz Following the heavy rainfall that washed over California this winter, the golden state has experienced a wave of color so vivid that it can be seen from outer space in what is being called the super bloom. Acres of orange poppies have blanketed the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in Lancaster, attracting thousands […]

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Former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres has melanoma and her story is motivating everyone to be health conscious

By Claudia Diaz Model and 1998 Miss Universe, Dayanara Torres was diagnosed with stage three skin cancer earlier this month. As she undergoes what will be a yearlong treatment that will be both physically and mentally draining, she urges everyone to not take their healthy lightly as was her case.  Torres talked about the news […]

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Pushback builds against transgender military ban

By Lizbeth Lopez Naranjo Back in January, the Supreme Court passed Donald Trump’s policy that would ban transgender people from serving in the military. Trump has been seeking this ban since 2017. On March 19, federal judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly stated that the ban is not quite ready to take effect on the expected date of […]

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Eastside Running Mamis juggle exercise and activities

By Jacqueline Ramirez Unlike typical runners, running moms don’t always have a hard start. For many, their workout typically begins in their house. They’re running around getting their kids ready, grabbing their strollers, and preparing their children’s snacks. But this particular group of moms juggles both a busy home life, exercise and socializing. The Running Mamismeet up […]

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Profile: From Monica to Michael

Michael, previously known as Monica, crossed from Mexico to the United States at the young age of 7. He is now experiencing crossing from being a woman to being a man. Michael is the parent of 6 and tells of the privilege and pain that comes with being a transgender man and why he chose […]

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Legislation in motion to level the running field for women in politics

By Valerie Rose Vasquez Assemblyman Rob Bonta recently introduced bill AB 220 that will ensure candidates can use campaign funds to pay for child care costs that result from time spent running for office.   Bonta, an Alameda Democrat, said the bill would “help parents with young children seek and serve in public office by allowing […]