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No News, Not Good News for John O’Connell Parents

By ALLISON DAVIS Parents lined up outside of Room 201, awaiting the news with the gravity of a patient awaiting a medical diagnosis. As they exited after receiving updates on their child’s grades, attendance and behavior after the first few weeks at John O’Connell High, it was clear that the results were mixed. Some, with silent children in tow, kept...

Crossing Another Frontier, This Time to College

At just 15 years old, Raul’s world seemed on the verge of collapse. His older brother had died of a brain tumor. His friends were getting caught up in trouble. He knew he would too. To survive, he decided to leave that all behind, and the teenager traveled, alone, from Veracruz, on the Gulf of Mexico, to a place where...