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The one thing that Barcelos knows that she wishes she didn’t.

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Barcelos Explains It All: USQ’s 2018-2019 Events Announcement

Barcelos Explains It All

We’re going back to Texas again, so you know I have something to say about that. But hey, we’re seeing some good changes, too.

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Byline Brag: September 20, 2017

Welcome to this week’s Byline Brag! I’m not super thrilled by that name for this series, so if you have any other ideas, let me know. Bonus points for puns and/or alliteration. Today’s featured article is the profile I did on a Foothill college grad who’s also a DACA recipient. Community colleges and working class […]

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Believing That We Will Win

When I say things, I mean them. I mean it when I’m screaming “USA! USA!” because I am proud of seeing my fellow American athletes when they’re playing at the highest level of their sport. I mean it when I jump up and down and chant “I believe that we will win!” because I don’t think winning is limited to the scoreboard.

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Professora Elizabeth and the Carnation Revolution

Most days, I’m happy if my Portuguese students retain enough from the one night a week I have with them to be able to speak to their grandparents. I hope that they remember how conjugation works for when they take other foreign languages. And maybe, if I’m lucky, I have a few that fall in […]

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52 in 52: Nineteen Eighty-Four

Yep, I’m definitely behind on this. One of these days I’m either going to stop overcommitting myself (unlikely), learn to set more realistic goals (somewhat less unlikely), or just accept that I may not meet every goal I set (most likely).

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Guest Post: I Didn’t March (but Wish I Could Have)

I kicked around a couple drafts about this weekend’s Women’s March, but I couldn’t come up with anything that didn’t sound too self-congratulatory. I marched, I’m glad I marched, and I’m pleasantly surprised by just how many people did the same. But I worry that the momentum will fade. Will people stay angry? Or will […]

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The Darkest Timeline: Day 40

I’m waking up at the start of the end of the world,
But its feeling just like every other morning before.

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The Darkest Timeline: Day 30

It’s been a month since Election Day. A month since we broke away from sanity and branched off into the Darkest Timeline. Yep, I’ll let that sink in for a moment. You good? No? Don’t worry, I’m not, either. Trying to keep up with every off-the-cuff tweet, international dustup, and terrifying cabinet appointment is beyond […]

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The Darkest Timeline: Day 7

At this time a week ago, I still thought Hillary Clinton was going to be president. I told my students as much, because while everyone else was watching the trainwreck was last week’s election results, I was trying to teach my students Portuguese adjectives have to be pluralized alongside their verb. I say trying, because this is […]

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