ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Titan Voice - Dominic Torres: Life Changing Experience at the Border

 

A lack of financial stability during my college career has forced me to take great leaps in which I chose not to be part of what I consider the cycle. That cycle forces some Latinos in my community to drop out, work a stale job or end up either in prison or pregnant.

I spent so much time feeling angry about my financial aid, frustrated that my government was failing to assist me when I needed assistance the most. I felt as if my passion for education could be taken away from me at any moment and I constantly contemplated dropping out.

With my decision to stay at Cal State Fullerton, I applied and was accepted to a course that reported on issues at the U.S.-Mexico border — “Specialized Reporting on Minorities of the Southern Border,” taught by Jesus Ayala, a communications lecturer.  Continue reading in the Orange County Register.

 

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