Lisa Cohn

Pleading for a Pathway

Azucena Javier-Marquez is relieved about the June 18 U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting attempts by the Trump administration to end protections

In the Land of the Free

One of Mariamou’s Abdoulye’s earliest memories of growing up in the Central African Republic: being chased by someone with a machete.

Determination Born in a Refugee Camp

During the 1990s, Bhutan’s policy of “One Nation, One People,” forced Nabin Dhimal, who was just a young child at the time, to leave his home with his family and […]

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Angelica Alarcon

Angelica Alarcon Is a first-generation college student studying business at Portland Community College, where she also works as a teaching assistant for writing

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Hannah Kendall

Hannah Kendall is a junior majoring in Journalism at Pacific University, where she is the editor-in-chief of her school’s newspaper, The Pacific Index. With a minor in

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Expert in Languages at an Early Age

“Being American means hard work and being involved in your community,” says Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) student Marcela Morales. 

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Britany Cano-Briceno

Britany Cano-Briceno is a freshman at Portland Community College with the eventual goal of pursuing a degree in social work at Portland State University. Mindful of her

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Learning to See a Future

“I’m never going to get out of this place,” AyeChan May thought as a young teenager. In Mae Ra Moe refugee camp in Thailand where she grew up, she saw […]

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Lindsey Keefer

Lindsey Keefer is a senior majoring in English at the University of Portland. Her ancestors, one of whom founded the town of Sudbury, Massachusetts, emigrated from 

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Dora Totoian

Dora Totoian is a senior at the University of Portland, majoring in Spanish and political science and minoring in gender and women’s studies. She has worked as a reporter

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Becoming His Own Role Model

After his older sister was badly burned by scalding water, Miguel Rodriguez’s mother, a nurse in Orizaba, Mexico, knew the young girl needed to be seen by medical

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Giving Others a Voice

Most second-graders don’t worry about what the other kids are thinking when they plan play dates. Elijah Russell, however, figured his friends were only interested

Elayna Yussen

Speaking Out: From Poetry to Politics

Don’t let 17-year-old Belise Nishimwe’s petite stature fool you. Measuring in at just 4 feet 9.5 inches tall, she is bursting with confidence, charisma and big ideas

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Finding His Footing on the Pitch

Wilondja Mashimango spent his childhood on the soccer field. One day on the pitch, he heard someone greet him and turned around to reply. However, what he

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The Architect of Her Own Future

It was her birthday, an especially happy one because she got to see her mom. Johana Amani and her sister rarely saw their mother because