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The Flag of El salvador, Mexico and United States combined to represent my culture.

Los niños de inmigrantes saben cómo se siente cuando sus padres los corrigen por equivocarse en una palabra en el lenguaje nativo de ellos.

La pena cuando dices “troka” en vez de “camioneta” o “parquear” en vez de “estacionar.” Es el mismo sentimiento de cuando te equivocas leyendo en frente de una clase.

La idea es que nuestros padres hablan el español “correcto,” pero nosotros hablamos un español más ligero, con influencia del el inglés conocido como spanglish.

El spanglish es como su propio lenguaje. Es como una versión del español pero puede ser más fácil para entender. El spanglish es común en Fresno, especialmente en la cummenidad Mexicana. 

Esta versión de español no es incorrecta, pero a veces la gente ve el spanglish como si es inapropiado o faltando el respeto. Spanglish es la forma que muchos jóvenes hablan si hablan español.

Yo entiendo por qué mi padre y la gente de su generación quieren tanto su lenguaje. 

Cuando mi padre y sus hermanos vinieron aquí de El Salvador en búsqueda de una vida mejor, el español era el único lenguaje que supieron. Si aprendieron poquito inglés en su país, pero no lo suficientemente para sobrevivir.

Imaginate estar en un país y no entienden el lenguaje y al mismo tiempo estar preocupado por poder estar en ese país.

Todo lo duro que pasaron mis padres por poder estar aquí y tener una familia. Ahora imagínate pasar por todo eso no más por tu hijo que ni puede decir “camioneta.”

Entiendo por qué mis padres y otra gente de su generación no quieren que la gente se “olvide” del español si seguimos usando el spanglish.

Pero exactamente como el español es el lenguaje de ellos, el spanglish es el mío y de otra gente.

El spanglish es la forma de cómo nos comunicamos. A lo mejor no es el más apropiado cómo hablan nuestros padres, pero eso no significa que el spanglish tenga que ver se como menos.

Se siente bien cuando otro estudiante puede hablar en español. Se siente bien conectarse con otra persona y lo que siempre preguntamos es de donde son tus padres.

No estamos pensando en hablar el español lo mejor posible, no más estamos feliz que haya otra persona que pueda hablar español. 

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Fabio Saravia
Fabio Saravia, Sports Editor
Fabio Saravia is a 21-year-old journalism major at Fresno City College. Born in Fairfield, California, but raised in Vallejo, California. He now resides in Fresno, California and has been living there for about seven years and counting. He has hopes of one day becoming a lawyer in immigration. Look most students that attend Fresno City College, he comes from a family of immigrants. He knows the many hardships they face and hopes to one day be able to alleviate the pain. Fabio graduated from Central West High School as part of the class of 2019. When joining Fresno City College, he was able to join two clubs. The two clubs being PUENTE and the Law Pathways Club. He also was a part in creating the club IGNITE for a Fresno City College chapter, but the process was halted due to the pandemic. Fabio was able to work as a canvasser for nearly two years for the nonprofit organization called Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability. At LCJA he was able to learn one-on-one communications skills as well as phone banking. He also had the opportunity to attack the problem of COVID-19 head on. For his work he was able to set up COVID-19 vaccine clinics and participate in them. He was also one of the main people to register people to get their vaccine in Fresno, Madera, and Tulare County. Fabio always had in interest in writing. His dream goal is to one day be a writer or actor/director along his friends who share the same passion.
Christianna Schiotis
Christianna Schiotis, News Editor
Christianna Schiotis is an 18-year-old who loves the color pink and dinosaurs; paired with that she has childish humor and enjoys a good joke. She graduated in 2023 from Sanger High School with plenty of merit and awards. She graduated with California Scholarship Federation (CSF) and a State Seal of Civic Engagement. She has made it clear that just because she is young, do not underestimate her. This is Schiotis’s second semester with the Rampage; this semester she is fulfilling the News Editor role. Schiotis was in journalism classes for two of her high school years. In her first year, she was the Photo Editor. Also in her first year, she was in charge of her school's Arts and Literary magazine, which got tenth in the nation at NSPA’s journalism conference. For her Senior year, she was her high school’s newspaper's Editor in Chief, where she led a group of 23 students. During her time, she made her mark and her story got third in the nation. She was ecstatic and will forever brag about it. She is also very thankful for the experience and the amazing staff she had. On top of that, she fell in love with photography. She entered many competitions and even opened her own small photography business. One of her pictures got first place in its division at the Fresno Fairs Junior Art Exhibit. She currently shoots with a Canon R6 and a 24-105mm lens. Schiotis also has her own pets who she spoils- her cat Mocha and puppy Azura. She loves to spend time with her best friend of eight years and her boyfriend of four years. She grew up in Fresno with her three siblings, all younger than her. She is going to do something in the journalism field, but doesn’t know what yet.  

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