Luis Valente

Luis Valente

Luis is a first-year Political Science student at the University of California, San Diego. Previously in charge of design of his high school newspaper, the Jaguar Times, he now writes for his college paper, The Guardian. A proud Mexican-American, Valente writes about issues affecting his community and other topics, including social media, justice, and diversity.
Luis Valente earns trip to Japan

Luis Valente earns trip to Japan

Feelings of comfort and reassurance are hard to come by in large metropolitan areas. The outskirts of Los Angeles have been my home for the entirety of my life, but despite this, I’ve never felt comfortable in the hustle-and-bustle of downtown Los Angeles like I...

Don’t let up, keep on fighting the good fight

Don’t let up, keep on fighting the good fight

“We have to pack our bags now, mijo,” my dad said in his native tongue of Spanish upon finding out that our next president would be Donald J. Trump, the coward who has managed to offend almost every group of people, including Hispanics, Mexicans in particular. My dad...