March 15, 2011,
mas graduate student, Alonzo Campus is published in the davis enterprise
Mexican American studies graduate student, Alonzo Campos' op-ed titled, "Fear and Learning in Davis schools" was published in the Davis Enterprise newspaper. Campos' op-ed discusses an article published by the Davis Enterprise titled “South Davis parents sound off on schools”and his experience as a Latino student in Davis. Campos notes that, "Linking low performance to student discipline also suggests that administration and community members point fingers at low-performing students instead of at the system.
Davis parents who do not want their student to learn with low-performing, low-income students suggests that Latina/o students cannot achieve high academic performance, and will continue only to perpetuate the negative views of low-income, low-performing students. The school board needs to explore and acknowledge the implications of this." To Read Campos' op-ed go to the Davis Enterprise website.
November 18, 2011,
MAS Graduate Student, Felipe Ponce is published in San Francisco Bay View
Mexican American Studies graduate student, Felipe Ponce's op-ed titled, "A chance for redemption" was published in the San Francisco Bay View: National Black Newspaper. Ponce's op-ed discusses Senate Bill 9, a bill introduced to the California Legislature that would change whether youth should be sentenced to life without parole (LWOP). Ponce says that SB 9 would "provide these young offenders with the opportunity to show remorse – and to demonstrate that they truly have been rehabilitated. These youth will only be considered for release if they have served a minimum of 25 years in prison". To read Ponce's op-ed go to the SF Bay View website.
November 22, 2011,
MAS Undergraduate Student, Daniel Guzman is Highlighted in SJSU Today
Daniel Guzman is one of 27 McNair Scholars highlighted in the program’s most recent newsletter for his research on the common stereotypes associated with being an undocumented immigrant. Guzman is an undergraduate student at SJSU minoring in Mexican American Studies. Read more about him and his work at SJSU Today.