Archive for category: Blogs

/ September 2, 2015 8:56 pm

First-Generation Student Carries His Family’s Dream with Him to USC

[Translate] JOHNNY FLORES / Coachella Unincorporated The word ‘first’ continuously surrounded me during this past year. For starters the University of Southern California has always been my first choice of college, and that’s where I’ll be heading this fall. There, I’ll be studying at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, which is regarded as the top school for […]

/ August 25, 2015 6:24 pm

Students Share Their Dreams for the Eastern Coachella Valley

[Translate] Editor’s Note: During the summer, Coachella Unincorporated worked with six young people from the eastern Coachella Valley as part of the Coachella Unincorporated Summer 2015 Program.The youth reporters learned how to report, write and produce multi-media journalism, all with the goal of helping to build a healthy eastern Coachella Valley . As part of their training, the youth reporters created this […]

/ July 7, 2015 4:25 pm

Cuentos de Coachella

[Translate] COACHELLA — Earlier this year, students from the Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) joined the Land Use Planning Awareness (LUPA) Project to learn about the power of land use planning in the eastern Coachella Valley. The students chose to focus their efforts on raising awareness about the need for affordable housing in Coachella. Through the LUPA Project, the students were […]

/ March 16, 2015 11:40 pm

How a Bag of Flour Taught Me About Dyslexia

[Translate] MARIA GARCIA / Coachella Unincorporated When I started looking around my house for a bag of flour, my mother asked me what I planed on baking. She then stared at me when I told her I needed the flour for a class assignment. A few days earlier, my child development teacher, Mrs. Equils, asked every student in our class […]

/ November 3, 2014 3:14 am

Johnny’s Race Blog: Finishing The Race

[Translate] Entry — 8 JOHNNY FLORES/ Coachella Uninc. After weeks of training, I can finally say I did it. I finished the Dia De Los Muertos 5K run in just over 36 minutes, placing 232 out of 412 runners. And in the male age group of 19 and under, I was 26th. After the first mile, I felt like giving […]

/ November 2, 2014 12:01 am

Johnny’s Race Blog: Proving Them Wrong

[Translate] Entry 7 – November 1, 2014 JOHNNY FLORES / Coachella Uninc. Coachella — Tonight is the night. Tonight is the Dia de los Muertos 5K run. I’ve been anxiously awaiting this day for several weeks. For the past several weeks, while I anticipated the run itself, I participated in a training program in order to be prepared. I am […]

/ October 30, 2014 2:01 am

Johnny’s Race Blog: Getting Ready For Saturday

[Translate] Entry 6 – October 29, 2014 JOHNNY FLORES / Coachella Uninc. Saturday was the final Por Vida training session for the 2014 Dia de los Muertos 5K. Though I was unable to attend due to the ACT standardized test being held the same day, I did manage to get a final practice run in before this Saturday’s big race. […]

/ October 22, 2014 3:09 pm

Johnny’s Race Blog: Not Giving Up

[Translate] Entry 5 — October 22, 2014 JOHNNY FLORES / Coachella Uninc. Saturday was the second to last session of the Por Vida 5K training program. The training was broken down into nine minute running intervals, with a minute in between the intervals to rest. The training was held at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, Calif. Last […]

/ October 16, 2014 2:37 pm

Rethinking Our Drinks: Moving Forward With Moderation

[Translate] Post 7 October 15, 2014 STAFF / Coachella Uninc. Johnny Flores / Student Reporter Today was the final day of no sugary beverages. While I certainly am excited to dive back into the world of sugary drinks, I hope to do so in moderation. If anything, this week has taught me that you don’t need sugary beverages to function, […]

/ October 15, 2014 4:18 pm

Rethinking Our Drinks: No Sugar At School

[Translate] Post 6 October 14, 2014 STAFF/ Coachella Uninc. Johnny Flores / Student  Reporter After resisting temptation all day on my day off yesterday, I was able to make it through the entire school day on Tuesday without having an urge to drink any sugary beverages. Maybe, that is because sugary beverages of any kind are not allowed in classrooms. […]