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All Posts by Jaime

NBC San Diego Tour

Two Reality Changers 9th grade students, Charles (Hoover H.S.) and Aylin (Point Loma H.S.), visited NBC San Diego last week. Both students are interested in journalism and saw firsthand the process of developing stories, asked insightful questions, and even witnessed the live taping of the news! Education Reporter Rory Devine

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Baking Cookies at the Ronald McDonald House

On Saturday, April 13th, Reality Changers students baked cookies to bring some cheer to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House next to Rady Children’s Hospital. For most of the students who participated, it was their first time following a recipe and making cookies completely from scratch. The students were

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Politifest 2012 – Junior Idea Tournament Entries

Rosa Olascoaga: My concern is that City Heights does not have everything that it needs to serve the community. Something that would really benefit City Heights is a skate park for the skaters in the neighborhood. Building a skate park would benefit the people in the community because skaters would

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Tough guy’s ‘Reality’ check has big payoff

This article featuring Eduardo Corona, Reality Changers’ Wednesday Night Site Director, was written by Karla Peterson and featured on the San Diego Union Tribune. A lot of people thought Eduardo Corona would be dead by now. And if not dead, certainly in jail. And if not in jail yet, surely on

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Featured Student – Michael Gaulden

Ever since I can remember, I have been a slave of the world. I have been whipped and punished every time a glimmer of light shone through my horizons. Why? Because from June 1998 through July 2009, my family was oppressed by homelessness. I’ve slept next to the people that

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Featured Student – Jesse Sanchez

If I could change one thing about my community, I would increase the number of programs available to youth in order to help motivate them and guide them towards holding themselves to a higher standard and aspiring towards a college degree. Growing up in an environment that lacked motivational guidance

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Featured Student – Kasim Hussein

I should be a child soldier right now. I could have been owned by someone. I would have been forced to fight other children just to spare my life. I would have never been to the United States, gone to school, and learned English. I could have just given up,

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Featured Student – Genemo Ali

Good writers often say that the key to writing is “putting the readers in your shoes.” However, growing up in a small impoverished town in Ethiopia, I did not have any shoes in which to put the reader until I was eleven years old. From the ages of five to

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Featured Student – Jennifer Morales

After putting on my leotard for ballet practice, my mom and I always walk towards our car together. Each time before opening the door, I run my fingers through the bullet holes that pepper a path along the side of my family’s car. This reminds me of the night when

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