Category: Culture

A step towards health

Type One Diabetes is responsible for taking 700,000 American lives every year and is the 7th leading cause of death in the nation. A statistic registry done by the UTRGV Border Health Office found that 17.8% of the population in Hidalgo County has been diagnosed with diabetes, and it affects a majority of the people throughout the rest of the Rio Grande Valley as well.

As a response to this issue Diabetes Awareness walks were started in the La Joya ISD by the Wellness Department and are coordinated by Marissa Saenz.

On November 12, the La Joya Stadium will have a Diabetes Awareness Walk, where members of the community will gather to raise awareness for this prominent community issue.

Many school organizations will volunteer and attend the walk, including our own Leo’s Club. “I find it important to attend the walk because it shares awareness that diabetes is the second leading cause of death here in the valley for Hispanics, and I don’t think enough of us know that,” said Yesenia Torres the coordinator of Leo’s Club at Carter.

Students Set Sight On Holocaust Remembrance Week

Students are looking forward to the 2019-2020 Holocaust Remembrance Week as interest is piqued by two Carter students who were selected as winners last year. Maya Carrizales and Lean Lopez won $500 each for their submission to the contest. 

Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission is a state agency that was established to promote awareness of the Holocaust and events like it according to its website. “Survivors of the Holocaust and modern genocides share their stories so we can learn from their experiences and prevent future genocides. By engaging with survivors’ testimonies, Texas students can serve as a witness and use their knowledge to improve the world in which we live. ” 

Student Union: New School Year New Look

Carter student union unveils a new look at the onset of the school year. Due to concerns over the use of the common area, the administration, changes were made to the union. Claudia Gomez-Perez, principal, said the idea behind the shared space was for students to have access to a study area and collaborative workspace; however, space was used differently.

 “We had students that were leaving trash. Who were moving tables around,” said Gomez, “students not respecting their surroundings.”