A graduation highlight: Oakland teen overcomes fears of parents’ deportation to land a spot at Yale
When Oakland’s Lorena Ortega-Guerrero starts Yale University this fall, she is looking forward to breaking out of her comfort zone. “I grew up in the Bay Area and I’ve spent the majority of my life with other Latinos,” she said, “so I’m excited to push my comfort zone and get perspectives from people who have...
By Lizzie Thompson | June 30, 2016
‘What’s Princeton?’ Two South LA grads tell how they made it to the Ivy League and what it takes to stay
By the time Alvaro Quintero and Jose Rodriguez reached the end of their senior year, they were no longer Alvaro and Jose. “Before we left, we got our names changed to Harvard and Yale, respectively,” Rodriguez recalled. “That is how we were referred to.” At once they had lost their familiar identity in the halls...
By Kathy Moore | March 9, 2016