• Raices Youth Art Installation Displayed at Coachella Fest

    Raices Youth Art Installation Displayed at Coachella Fest

    [Translate]   NATALIA CERVANTES/Coachella Uninc   INDIO – Raices Cultura, a youth organization in the heart of the Eastern Coachella Valley, has a big presence at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this year with the installation of “Paraiso,” an original work of art displayed at the world famous festival. Last year, Goldenvoice, the promoters of the festival known […]

  • Joaquin Magon: Why Citizenship?

    Joaquin Magon: Why Citizenship?

    [Translate]   The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 31: Why Citizenship?   Citizenship is one of the most important rights in this country; so why is there talk of denying this to an entire population? Republican members of Congress recently unveiled their “Immigration Standards,” a lengthy list of requirements that undocumented immigrants must meet in order to become legal residents […]

  • New “Hydration Station” Encourages Healthy Habits at CVHS

    New “Hydration Station” Encourages Healthy Habits at CVHS

    [Translate]     Editor’s Note: As part of the Rethink Your Drink campaign, a “hydration station” was unveiled March 21 at Coachella Valley High School (CVHS). Reporter Victoria Contreras interviewed Eloisa Lopez-Valencia, president of the school’s Environmental Club, about the impact she believes the water bottle filling station will have at her school.   VICTORIA CONTRERAS/Coachella Uninc   Coachella Uninc: […]

  • Program Offers Adults Second Chance at High School Diploma

    Program Offers Adults Second Chance at High School Diploma

    [Translate]     NATALIA CERVANTES/Coachella Uninc   INDIO — Fernando Arredondo was only 17 when he became a father and dropped out of school to support his new family. Two years later, the roles have switched. His girlfriend has finished high school, gone on to college, and is now supporting the family so that Arredondo can earn his diploma at […]

  • How I Overcame Losing my Grandparents

    How I Overcame Losing my Grandparents

    [Translate]   VICTORIA CONTRERAS/Coachella Uninc   COACHELLA — Death. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. My experience with losing someone is difficult to describe. I lost my grandpa a little over two years ago. He was and always will be a second dad to me. He was there for all of my achievements and games. He encouraged me and […]

  • Global Girl Media Uses Filmmaking to Empower ECV Girls

    Global Girl Media Uses Filmmaking to Empower ECV Girls

    [Translate]   Editor’s Note: Coachella Unincorporated reporters Karla Martinez and Maria Garcia participated in Global Girl Media’s spring program, along with other Eastern Coachella Valley girls, at the Boys and Girls Club in Mecca. Sponsored by The California Endowment, the intensive five-day program is part of the “Mother/Madre” project in which young women interview their mothers as a way to […]

  • Magón: Chávez Film Shows Human Side of Farm Worker Movement

    Magón: Chávez Film Shows Human Side of Farm Worker Movement

    [Translate]   The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 30: Living Unconquered   “César Chávez: An American Hero” opens in theaters today, bringing to the big screen the story of the beginning of the United Farm Workers. The film will inspire dialogue – that can help or not help — the farm worker rights movement. Discourse around farm workers by media, […]