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  • Social Issues
    The One Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon

    You prepare a long time for a marathon by eating right, entering a vigorous exercising routine and getting your mind set. The sun is shining and friends and family are there cheering you on. When suddenly, it hits, a bomb explodes and people run everywhere. First responders, policeman and fireman spring into...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Cutbacks with Limes, Really?

    Cutbacks are commonly talked about these days with people and companies being so price conscious. But we have to face it because it is true. With rising costs, demands are going up, supplies are going down and there seems to never be way out. From traditional cutbacks in the office, to people...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Tips Can Go a Long Way

    Do you tip? Many people and those that do, think that everyone should do it. Tipping should be a personal choice and for not tipping, you should not be looked down upon. Whether you tip or not, is not really the matter, it is the aftermath, like this story. People take the...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Lizards, Mice, and Rats, Oh My!!

    It is called fast food for a reason. You go in, order your food and leave, right? Well, it is not natural to go in and see animals or their nests and then realize that your favorite food place is now infested with their unwelcoming and it has to shut down for...

  • Entertainment
    Recap Mayor’s Roundtable

    Thursday morning I was able to sit in and participate in a discussion at the Mayor’s Roundtable....

  • Entertainment
    A Clown on Staten Island?

    There are but only a few holidays out of the year where people get dressed up and celebrate. But someone had thought to pull a stunt early and if the goal was to get people talking and questioning, it sure did. Living in Staten Island just got weird, not to mention that...

  • Social Issues
    A Lizard Found in a Salad?

    When you are hungry, the goal is to prepare the food, sit down and eat it. Most of the time this works, but other times, which does not happen often, a small creature gets into your food. It is unfortunate, not to mention disgusting, but it is true. Ordering lunch in Manhattan...

  • Entertainment
    Carnivals That Use Mud Instead of Costumes

    When you think of carnivals, extravagant costumes, music, and crowds of people cheering are among a few of the first things that came to mind. Mud may not be one of the things associated with carnivals, but some cultures do take part in it. In Paraty, Brazil, the ‘Bloco da Lama’ carnival...

  • Entertainment
    Exotic Animals Living Around New York City

    There are animals that we love: dogs and cats. There are animals that are deemed gross: bugs...

  • Entertainment
    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Fork Went Up for Auction

    Auctioning is one a public sale where people can make a lot of money off of something that is actually worth some kind of value. Anything from an original piece of memorabilia from the Titanic to original artwork done by the artist, auction attendees get really excited about this especially if they...

  • News & Politics
    Parade Limbo: No Puerto Rican Day Parade for New York City?

      One week ago, LatinTRENDS reported that a decision would soon be made regarding the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau probe into the financial handling and other issues regarding six board members of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade also known as the NPRDP. While Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is still preparing to...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Last Surviving Mirabal Sister Died at the age of 88

    It is important to keep going after the loss of a loved one because it is one of the ways to cope or in this case, tell the story of her sisters and what they did. That is what one of the Mirabal sisters did after all of her siblings passed away...

  • Entertainment
    The Neglect of Latino-Aimed News Media

    It comes as no surprise there is a renovated interest in all things Latino in the United States of America. It started back in the late 90s during the 1999 Grammys when Ricky Martin took the stage and performed his sizzling, break-through song La Copa de la Vida that enamored all non-Latino...

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: The Immigration Detention Quota

    I don’t know about many outside of New York City, but it’s not uncommon to see the following scenario: You see a cop–or parking meter attendant–walking down a street and checking the parking meters as they pass to see if any of the cars which stand beside them have expired the allotted...

  • Entertainment
    Young Voices: A New York City Art Haven dies in the name Gentrification

    Once a blank warehouse turned graffiti canvas which contained some truly inspiring and creative murals has once again become blank. From the deceased Hip-Hop Rapper Biggie Smalls to other figures of popular culture to political drawings, the renowned graffiti haven known as 5 Pointz: The Institute of Higher Burnin’ or the 5...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Young Voices: Lack of Diversity in works of Literature

    If you’re a child who loves to read, loves to pick up a book and dive right into the world contained in-between the front and back covers, you tend to be enthralled by a story that may—in some way or form—relate you. But what if you’re a child of a diverse background...

  • News & Politics
    Biography: Carlos Mencia

    Ned Arnel Mencía (born October 22, 1967), better known by his stage name Carlos Mencia, is a...

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