Cabeza de Vaca’s Survival Secrets Imagine that you are cold, lonely, and stranded on an empty island with only 3 other people. What would you do? Cabeza de Vaca and the other 3 survivors’ raft has been washed ashore on the Isle de Malhado, an island also known as the Island of Bad Luck. It was November of 1528, and the clueless Spaniards had no ships, let alone clothes and food.
Jodi Ann Arias was born in Salinas, California, on July 9, 1980, to William Angelo and Sandy D. Arias. She has four siblings, an older half-sister and two younger brothers and a sister. Her childhood years are unremarkable, however, she experience child abuse, claiming her parents hit her with wooden spoons and a belt. The abuse allegedly began when she was 7-years-old. Arias later dropped out of Yreka Union High School in the eleventh grade, she sought out to pursue her interest in professional photography.
Selena, the Mexican Madonna NOT DOUBLE-SPACED -1 Selena Quintanilla pérez was a Mexican American singer. Her life was filled with hardships and tribulations. Unfortunately her career was cut short by the president of her own fan club, Yolanda Saldívar. Saldívar had been embezzling money submitted by member and of the fan club as well as financial profit from Selena's clothing store.
Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta was born on April 10, 1930 in Dawson, New Mexico. Huerta is an American labor leader, civil rights activists, and was the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association. Huerta’s father, Juan Fernandez, was a miner and a farm worker and later became the State Assemblyman of New Mexico. At an early age her parents divorced. Huerta lived most of her years with her mother, Alicia Chavez, and two brothers in Stockton, California.
Strenght is a word that has many meanings and can be found in many ways. Melba Patillo Beals had to find strength while struggling through bullying and harrassment because she was one of the nine black members who attended central high school when it first integrated as the the first integrated school in arkansas. Protesters and white students would call her and the rest of LR9 names and tell them to go home and try to harm them. Even though they had national guards and different troops to protect them she was assigned a soldier named Danny , there were a lot of rules against protecion for the guards so there for There were many instances where their lives were in great danger. One day however, the school decided to go a day without any protection.
1. “What attracted me to Garciaparra was, is that he wasn’t the typical, prototypical Boston athlete” 8:23 In this quote, Julio Ricardo Virella, the digital director of the website Latino USA speaks about Mexican-American baseball player Nomar Garciaparra. This part is important since it shows how the baseball that Virella watched began to integrate more Latino players, thus changing how the typical Boston athlete appeared. The usual baseball players that were being idolized were just an assortment of white men, but this began to change as Latino players gained popularity.
In “Avatars, Scarlet ‘A’s, and Adultery in the Technological Age” by an Assistant Professor of Law Sandi S. Varnado explore the new increasing twist on the age-old issue of adultery and online infidelity by using technology that causes many divorces between marriages. Nowadays people have love affairs using the Internet, specifically to communicate with others. According to Varnado, she reports that in December 2012 a survey revealed that 81% of all adults in the United States use the Internet, which has impacted our society in both positive and negative ways (372). Varnado also emphasizes that given the appearance and prevalence of online sexual satisfaction, it is not difficult to imagine that many Internet users are engaging in online. When
Today, when one turns on the radio, Pandora, or any type music streaming company, we will most likely hear artists singing songs that do not sound like their ‘usual sound.’ Today they are known as crossover artists, and some of the most widely know to this day are Taylor Swift from country to pop, Enrique Iglesias and Gloria Estefan both coming from Latin fan bases to the American pop culture. Latin artists almost always start off with fan base in Spanish speaking countries, but once they are able to crossover into the American mainstream music it is a completely different story, it leads to instant fame. They are recognized around the world, even if it is for one hit. Yet this is where most Latin artists struggle, because in order to become more popular they need to break the barrier between
The year 1930 was not an easy time to be a woman or a minority, but that never stopped Dolores Huerta. Born on April 10 in Dawson, New Mexico, Dolores is the daughter of Juan and Alicia, who worked as farmers and miners. After moving to Stockton, CA with her mother and siblings, Dolores worked hard to get a degree from the University of the Pacific. Soon after her career as an activist truly began when she “co-founded the Stockton chapter of the Community Service Organization, which led voter registration drives and fought for economic improvements for Hispanics” (Michals, 2015). Since she has founded the Agriculture Workers Association, co-founded the National Farmers Workers Association with Casér Chávez, helped organize the 1965 Delano strike of over 5000 grape workers, and served as the Vice President of the United Farm Workers Union.
General • First Name: Bartolomé • Last Name: de Las Casas • Middle Name: X • Birth Date: 11 November 1481 • Gender: Male • Ethnicity/Nationality: Spanish General Info: Bartolomé de Las Casas lived during the 16th century. He was one of the first people to settle in the New World. He is most famous for being a social reformer who indeed introduced many social reforms to the world never seen before.