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Family can mean so much


In my opinion, family is important to me because they raised me and made me into the person that I am to this day and always there for me.

My family raised me into the person I am today by teaching me many different things, but one thing was culture. I grew up in a Mexican Catholic household and my favorite time of the year growing up was December because my family would really go all out for Christmas by setting up a great big Christmas tree and a lot of decorations. Ever since I was little, me and my dad would go out early December or late November to pick out a live Christmas tree. We celebrate Christmas on the 24th of December and at 12 o’clock we open presents.

Family has taught me culture. They’ve also taught me manners and customs, like for example no elbows on table and to say “thank you.” My family is always there for me when I need them because ever since I was younger I’ve been taught to talk with them about anything or any problem I have and they’re always there with a solution or advice.

For example I grew up with three sisters and one brother and my sisters have always been there for me whether it be supporting me with my homework or personal problems relating to mental health and such. My parents are also always there for me supporting me in any position and always encouraging me to do my best in school and anything I do for my future. They are a big part of my life and inspiration for what I want in my future because they always give me lots of advice and support me.

Family is important to me because of all of these reasons and much more. I believe that family is a strong foundation that helps make you into the person you are.

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Fidel Cabrera, Media Designer
Fidel Cabrera is a 16 years old Latino junior that attends Hoover High School in San Diego California. He comes from a small town in Durango, Mexico which he visits regularly. His goals for the future is to become a cosmetic nurse and attend nursing school after high school. The reason for this career is he wants to be able to help people improve themselves in a way that will make them more confident in there bodies. What inspires him to achieve that career is his parents. He wants to be able to give them a better life with a new income and support them financially so they can retire and he also wants to make them proud. Fidels favorite food is tacos, and though he really loves all kinds, his favorite taco spot is Tacos El Gordo. Fidel loves listening to music, and his favorite artist is Alex G.  He really loves all his music His favorite song of his is "Race" and Race is also his favorite album. Fidel also enjoys Alex Gs newer album God Save the Animals which he says is also a really good album. What he thinks he could do to the change the world is start a non profit charity once he has establishes a new career with a stable income, the non profit charity would be to help first gen Latino students with expenses such as college application fees. To make the world a better place Fidel believes society should come together to create a way to end climate change to keep planet earth safe.