CULTURE

Tết Nguyên Đán brings a new beginning to Vietnamese households

By AILEEN JANEE CORPUS Depending on your source, the recent lunar new year may be the year of the rabbit or year of the cat depending on what culture you are celebrating. For Chinese Lunar New Year, it is the year of the rabbit, but for Vietnamese Lunar New Year, it is the year of…

Soul Food Fest unites students and Redlands community with Black culture

By MEANNA SMITH Stronger Together Now, a community outreach organization, hosted their second Soul Food Fest on Sept. 11 at Ed Hales Park in Downtown Redlands. This event was sponsored by Chase Bank. Stronger Together Now, the organizers of the event, set up a booth with an inspiring promotional banner advocating against racism and other…

Cuisine with Aileen: Offal is not awful

Editor’s Column Aileen Janee is the sports editor for Ethic News. By AILEEN JANEE CORPUS Pig cheeks, oxtails, and chicken feet–all seen as disgusting pieces of the very animals we eat, but one man’s trash is another man’s treasure as they say. Offal is all of these things. According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, offal is “the…

What’s your cupid?

By ELLA FITZPATRICK and DANIELA MORA  February is known as the month of romance. For centuries, people have celebrated this holiday of love by gifting their significant others flowers, chocolates and hugs.  According to History.com, legend has it that the most evidenced theory of the creation of Valentine’s Day began with the actions of St.…

Wildcat Beatriz Braga reflects on move from Brazil to California

By MIA ARANDA While many students spend the summer heading into their sophomore year completing homework for their first Advanced Placement class or simply relaxing after surviving their freshman year, Redlands East Valley High School junior Beatriz Braga was adjusting to California after moving from Campinas, Brazil in 2019. Beatriz Braga and her dog Alvin…

Winter holidays celebrated around the world

Originally published in La Plaza Press By JASMINE ROSALES, HANNAH PATRICK and ARIANA GHALAMBOR It’s not common for the average American to celebrate Christmas and New Years but it is important that our society educates themselves and learns about the diverse winter holidays and traditions that people celebrate all around the world. America is a…

Video: What does it mean to be American?

Created by EMILY WALOS Edited by BELLA ESPINOZA With the 2020 United States election coming to a close, it is important to remember that in the end we are all Americans, no matter the personal definition. It is the people of the United States’ responsibly to unite and exercise their right to have a say…

Day of the Dead poems and photos from Redlands High School students, part 2

Originally published in La Plaza Press By AVA AVILA, MEILANI BAUTISTA, CHARLIZE HALIM, SAANYA SHRIVASTAV, LAURA MASSIE, CHRISTINA ORTEGA, JACOB BENNETT, and LUCY VALENCIA La Catrina was feeling some pressure,  Worry lines criss crossed her bones,  An email that came down from corporate,  Was laden with menacing tones, “Your numbers were down in September,  October’s…

Day of the Dead poems and photos from Redlands High School students, part 1

Originally published in La Plaza Press By KAREEM HASSEN, NOAH PATINO, DEBRA CHENG, JAN IAN BENITO, CRISTINA ORTEGA, AVA SOEMARNA, ROBERT VENEGAS, AFIFA MOHSIN, and LARRA LACIFICAR On the day of the dead We celebrate On the day of the dead Do not be late On the day of the dead The dead awake On…

Redlands students share their favorite traditions in their cultures

Originally published in La Plaza Press By MIA ARANDA Every culture has a unique set of values, beliefs and traditions that define themselves from others. From religion to cuisine to language, culture is generally established at a young age leading to customs being passed down from generation to generation. Each culture’s stories deserved to be…

Foreign exchange student explores American high school culture at Redlands East Valley

By ELLA FITZPATRICK Isabelle Ingebrigtsen is a foreign exchange student from Norway. She was Redlands East Valley’s cross-country manager last semester and plans to be a manager for track as well. Ingebrigtsen was inspired to study abroad after hearing the stories her father would tell her about times in the 80’s when he was a…

Student Voices video: Do you think it’s important to be bilingual and why?

Originally published in La Plaza Press By MIA ARANDA Victor Basurto“It’s important to know Spanish because you can use it at work and they can pay you more.”Joseph Pernett“It’s important to be bilingual because when you go to the university they give us extra points.”Rober Ebrahim“It is important to be bilingual because you can apply…

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