Archive for September 8th, 2011

September 8, 2011

9/11 stories to be remembered forever

by Nicolle Morales Kern

Remembering the attacks of September 11, 2001 is a process that we have gone through for the past 10 years and will continue to remember for the rest of our lives. Over the past few weeks, there have been calls for you to share your stories and plans to honor the victims, survivors and those who served on that day.

The 10th anniversary of the attacks will be remembered by turning off the twin tower lights, the dedication of the new memorial and TV specials commemorating the day.

The following two stories, your fellow readers chose to share with you, demonstrate the lasting effects of that day 10 years ago:

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September 8, 2011

Turning off the light

By Eileen Rivera

Many articles memorializing the 9/11 attacks, begin with “It was a beautiful, clear day…” For days following the attack, the sky remained clear and bright, serving to show the contrast with the fires and devastation on the ground. For years, we have remembered that beautiful blue sky as a backdrop to a national nightmare. It’s only fitting, that the Tribute in Light  shine in the same blue color.

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September 8, 2011

“Where do I know you from?” The life of a Latino comic

Sometimes it seems that new Twitter followers come a dime a dozen. Use a particular hashtag, and gain 10 twitter followers who are probably trying to sell you something. So when a few weeks ago I received notification that I had a new Twitter follower named Alex Cambert, my first thought was, “Eh.” But his name sounded familiar, and when I saw his profile HE looked familiar. I checked out his video and immediately knew that I had to talk to him.

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September 8, 2011

Cool it on global warming; it’s about people

by Orlando Rodriguez

I like my tea cold, my coffee hot, and my Earth just right. But the Earth has never been “just right” for very long and the planet is overdue for another ice age. It is certain that industrialization has warmed the planet’s climate, but what if we were not warming the planet? Here are some not well publicized facts about climate change. 

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September 8, 2011

The Business of your Own Household

by Gerardo A. Canales

Businesses should be managed like your own household; I’ve heard some old timers say. NO WAY! It’s always my first reaction. Households get into debt easier than businesses and they could overspend for long periods of time without any drastic action. Instead, we could run our households like a business, where almost everything has a profit justification.

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