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Sara Samora

Sara Samora

I am U.S. Marine Corps veteran pursuing a duel degree in English literature and print journalism, and will graduate in May 2016. I have written for The Cougar (the student-run newspaper at the University of Houston), as well as interned and written for Houstonia magazine. Visit my site, sarasamora.com.

Arte Publico Press held the Fifth Annual LibroFEST at the Houston Public Library on Oct. 1.  This yearly event recognizes Houston’s Latino culture through literature and highlighting local Latino and Hispanic writers and artists. The event showcased Latino writers, arts and local hispanic writers affiliated with Gulf Coast, Public Poetry …

Military veterans represent every American, whether you like it or not When I first heard about 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s sit-down during the National Anthem, the first thing I thought was, “He has offended America.” Seeing that, also pierced through my USMC heart but I had to hear why he …

On Aug. 15, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson participated in an Internet challenge, once that involves a good cause. After he finished his pushups, he called out a few friends: Kevin Hart, Chris Pratt, Olympian gold medalist Simone Manuel, and Houston Texan JJ Watt. Watt himself participated the following day, despite …

“El pueblo unido jamás será vencido” United we will never be defeated. One of many chants undocumented immigrants scream as they protest towards the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in downtown Houston. Dreamers marched to end 287(g) and finalize deportation, much attention was also paid to Harris County Sheriff  Ron Hickman which protesters …

  When a tiger was found near a construction site, there were a lot of people around to see the wild cat, but no one got out of their cars. Except Erin Poole, of Lake Conroe, and her boyfriend, Jonathan Gessner. Poole said she and Gessner got out of the vehicle and approached the …

The sound of thousands of bouncing basketballs heard throughout downtown Houston on Sunday meant the annual Final Four festivities were in town. An estimated 3,500 balls were distributed to kids participating in the Final Four Dribble held at Herman Square in City Hall. Poetry, music and warm-up activities kept the …

  AVANCE, an organization that provides resources to prepare students for college, held its third annual luncheon at the Hilton Hotel on Post Oak last Friday with more than a hundred Houston business leaders and education professionals to raise funds for the Parent-Child Education Program and scholarships to GED students …

The 287g agreement between Harris County and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has yet to be renewed, but the immigrant youth-led organization United We Dream has begun their campaign to reject the program that allows officers to screen detainees for undocumented immigrants and can lead to deportation proceedings. …

When you walk into Luz Rebollar’s Scuttlebutt office in downtown Humble, you’ll find two desks: one facing the door, another opposite from the left wall. The one facing the door has five to six large stacks of The Scuttlebutt, a veteran newspaper she started back in August of last year, …

Alba Areli and Jordan Hernandez were on a mission to find a Valentine as part of a social experiment. Each of them went up to random people asking them to be their Valentine to see how people would react. Some kindly declined, others ignored. However, both Areli and Hernandez found a found a sweetheart just in time for Valentine’s Day.