Dear Jethel Hernandez,
I fondly appreciate your advice for the junior community . I was delighted when you asserted the various activities that juniors can partake in during the upcoming summer. I agree that colleges would be satisfied to see that students are getting involved in activities that embrace their driven passion. Although this is accurate, in the article you insist that "MONEY SHOULD NOT BE AN EXCUSE". When there are some people who don't have enough money for these programs, thus, they need scholarships which some colleges do not offer.
Tiffany X. Herrera
“Surviving the Holidays,” by junior Hunter Huseby, was definitely the most relatable article when I read in the Phoenix Flyer. Hunter goes into detail about what teenagers face during the holidays and what solutions could solve these holiday struggles. Because I am personal friends with the author, I know that Hunter did research for her article on one of the biggest social media platforms, Instagram. She asked her followers what were some of the struggles they face during the Christmas break. I believe another great idea would have been to have the readers of the Phoenix Flyer participate in giving ideas for the solutions to these holiday struggles. Overall, Hunter Huseby’s article is very entertaining and humorous, and I think that every teenager and even young adult could relate to on many many levels.
Letter to the Editor by Heidi Perez:
I especially enjoyed reading "Enveloped by the Rhythm" because of the strong message behind it. As someone with Cuban heritage, my family also celebrated the death of Fidel Castro and went through many struggles because of his dictatorship. This piece describes how even with his death and oppression of the Cuban people, the culture and spirit of Cuba lives on even in Miami where this news was heard. Although this article focuses directly on Cuba, it can also apply to other countries with oppressive leaders and government such as Venezuela and Syria.
I really enjoy reading The Phoenix Flyer, but I would like to see more information about colleges. It would be a good idea for the juniors, sophomores, and freshmen to get more information about college life, work, and majors. Also, it would be great if you could have information about college requirements considering that most of us do not understand the college process that goes along with it until junior or senior year. May I suggest contacting one of the original writers (alumni) to write a column since they are in college and have experience. Overall, The Phoenix Flyer is a great virtual newspaper, but it would be better if the flyer had information about colleges.