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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: Broken clocks

Horchata Squad is an official opinion podcast from the Daily Emerald. On this special edition episode, host Jasmine Jackson speaks with guess Imani Dorsey about centering the voices of black femmes. This episode contains language that may not be suitable for all listeners. Music in this episode is “Broken Clocks” …

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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: Femmes in STEM

Horchata Squad is an official opinion section podcast from the Daily Emerald. On this episode of the series, hosts Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado and Marian Fragoso are joined by guest Veronica Blackwell, who speaks with them about the struggles and triumphs of majoring in STEM as a femme of color. Their conversation …

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Fernandez-Alvarado: The straining relationship between minorities and journalists

It is no secret that there are DACA students currently attending the University of Oregon, and that’s the story to write about. This past year, DACA has been at risk of termination by the Trump administration and has regularly been in the news. So to be in close proximity to …

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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: Let’s talk indigenous femmes

Horchata Squad is an official opinion desk podcast from the Daily Emerald. Join hosts Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado, Marian Fragoso and guest Romario Garcia Bautista as they discuss the complexities of indigeneity and Latinx identity. Included in the conversation are some new momentos, a discussion on the importance of allowing indigenous femmes …

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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: It’s queer time, baby

Horchata Squad is an official opinion desk podcast from the Daily Emerald. With host Veronica out, co-host Marian Fragoso meets with guest Chloé to talk about the ins-and-outs of being queer women of color. Included in their conversation are coming out stories, what it means to ‘know’ you’re queer and …

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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: White and ethnic latinx identity

Horchata Squad is an official opinion desk podcast from the Daily Emerald. On this episode of Horchata Squad 2.0, hosts Veronica Feranandez-Alvarado, Marian Fragoso and guest Carina discuss the complexities of understanding what makes up white identity in comparison to an ethnic latinx identity. The episode features some self-love momentos, …

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Fernandez-Alvarado: Marginalized student groups should be concerned about inexperienced candidates

The way that students of color vote is vastly important for this ASUO election. The harassment that UO students of color face has recently become more public, whether because of the nazis on campus, anti-immigration graffiti or racist costumes from faculty. Both slates have stated that the safety of marginalized …

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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: Puta positivity party

Horchata Squad is an official opinion desk podcast for the Daily Emerald. In this episode of Horchata Squad, host Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado meets with guests Maria and Jamani while host Marian is traveling. Their conversation focuses on puta positivity and explores how, as femmes of color, they relate to sexual education …

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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: Femmes of color in activism

Horchata Squad is an official opinion desk podcast for the Daily Emerald. On this episode, hosts Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado and Marian Fragoso talk with their guest, Samara, about what being an activist and a femme of color is like. Be sure to listen for the usual momentos, shout-outs and an in-depth …

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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: White feminism: The danger of Becky’s tears

Horchata Squad 2.0 is an official Daily Emerald opinion section podcast. Join hosts Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado and Marian Fragoso with guest Jasmine Jackson as they discuss their experiences with white feminism. This podcast contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences. Music in this episode is “Llamame” by Emmanuel …

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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: The politics of dating as femmes of color

Welcome to Horchata Squad 2.0, an official Emerald opinion section podcast with hosts Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado and Marian Fragoso. Featured in this episode are the eight commandments of Horchata Squad, some new momentos to brighten up the booth, a new round of shoutouts and a guest speaker, Vanessa. The trio’s conversation …

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Podcast: Horchata Squad 2.0: New hosts, same drink

Welcome to Horchata Squad 2.0, an official Emerald opinion section podcast with hosts Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado and Marian Fragoso. The new additions to the show include some illuminating momentos from outside the booth and a shoutout to femmes of color within the University of Oregon community. The first topic this season is …

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Fernandez-Alvarado: Let’s talk about the bedroom

The news about Aziz Ansari was beyond uncomfortable. The 3,000-word story of a 22-year-old photographer named Grace — not her real name — is a detailed account of a night of aggressive, selfish behavior by comedian and creator Ansari. Ansari did not commit a sexual felony, but he did violate …

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Fernandez-Alvarado: Anti-immigrant graffiti near campus is part of a much bigger issue

On the corner of East 13th Avenue and Alder Street, anti-immigrant graffiti showed up on the concrete base of the Great Blue Heron statue. “Deport them all” was written with chalk on the statue as well as pro-Trump messages.   These anti-immigrant messages have been showing up on and around …

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Fernandez-Alvarado: Latinxs can fill the seats, why can’t they fill the screens?

Many people saw Coco, but not everyone saw the film through a Mexican/Latinx lens. To see Coco through that lens would be to sigh a relief (in my case a cry) at finally seeing yourself represented in film. The Disney castle with the mariachi theme in the opening credits made …

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Fernandez-Alvarado: A response to Schill’s NYT Column

On Oct. 13, University of Oregon President Michael Schill wrote an opinion column for the New York Times on the protest that happened earlier this month. His column criticized the students who interrupted his State of the University Address, stating that silencing him was not a proper form of protest. …

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Fernandez-Alvarado: Stop the cultural appropriation of Cholx aesthetics

It goes hoop earrings, lip liner, crunched up hair and winged eyeliner. That was the aesthetic: the look that all my cousins rocked. They would kick back in their Dickies jeans and GenX shirts while nodding off to MC Magic and N.O.R.E. in the living room. The cholx style came …

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Alvarado: Columbus Day should not be celebrated

Last week, Mateo Sundberg contributed an Op-Ed column about Columbus Day that has surfaced into conversations around my community. In his column, he argues that Columbus Day should be discussed and celebrated because Columbus’ contribution to Latinxs outweighed all the damage he created. I believe Sundberg’s column ignores the harsh …

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