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Delivered to graduating seniors and their families at Pomona College’s Class Day

It’s great to be here today
to recognize you all in this way
I want to be here fully in celebration
but I can’t without first naming some realizations
I offer these reflections
with all humility
in the lessons you’ve taught me, class of 2017
Please know, I didn’t set out to rhyme
that’s just how the words flowed this time
The severity of the issues remain
I just speak them with little academic refrain [Mas…]

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Grad flash mob perfect setting for surprise marriage proposal (video)

by AL UNIDO SLAV May 24, 2012 Cultura
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Rocio Almaraz was graduating with honors and organized a flash mob to dance after the ceremonies. Her long-time boyfriend Alex Carrillo thought the flash mob was the perfect setting to surprise Almaraz with a proposal of marriage. California State University at Fullerton tells the story: Rocio Almaraz, who is graduating magna cum laude from Cal […]

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Pocho Ocho tips for grads: How to make it in the ‘real world’

by Elise Roedenbeck May 24, 2012 Cultura
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Are you a newly-graduated pocho preparing to take your first baby steps out into the so-called “real world?” We’ve got tips for you! 8. Unsure about your next move? Do you need a movement or idea to get behind? Start an Occupy College movement on your campus! You may have graduated, but this will ensure […]

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Gustavo Arellano: This one goes out to all the community college grads

by GUSTAVO ARELLANO May 24, 2012 Cultura
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Author, editor and POCHO amigo Gustavo Arellano delivered this commencement speech yesterday to the graduates of Long Beach Community College: Gracias for having me here, Vikings. I come from that evil land over yonder on the other side of the 405 — Orange County. Por favor don’t hold it against me, as I come to […]

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Around Our Town: Ñews from your neighbors

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR February 15, 2012 Cultura
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WEDDING: Mr. and Mrs. Julio Santiago of Pocho Estates are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Suzanne to Samson Lei of Monterey Park, son of Mrs. Chin Louie of San Francisco and Mr. Stagger Lei of New Orleans.  After a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple will be moving far away from both sets […]

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