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A Legacy of Hunger and Homelessness

Tamika Rey, left, and her paternal grandmother, Florine. Rey suffered food insecurity in her youth. Photo courtesy of Tamika Rey.

Story By: Tamika Rey, News Editor

May 1, 2019

I could remember lying there incapacitated, and delirious. What were all those black and white images dancing on the ceiling? Why did everything look like I was in a cloud? And why was I dizzy even though I was lying down? I could hardly tell what was going on around me, but I could hear...

Combs Holds Her Own at Poverello House

Story By: Tamika Rey, News Editor

May 1, 2019

“I’m homeless. I’ve been out here on the streets for six years. It’s not a picnic,” said Marianne Combs, standing about 4 feet, 11 inches. “It’s hard, especially being a woman out here.” Combs stands out; she sports a nude lipstick and pink blush. She looks showered and well groomed....

Shame, Stigma, Misinformation Compound Food Insecurity Problems

For the typical college student, sitting through class is an annoyance. For students who suffer from food insecurity, class is a constant struggle.

Story By: Tamika Rey, Angel De Jesus, Hannah Lanier, and Blake Evans

May 1, 2019

Close your eyes and visualize the word hunger. Many people imagine an emaciated person, their ribs showing, probably homeless and living in filth. You may conjure up a family with both parents unemployed, on a street corner with a sign, soliciting your help. That is not always the case. Dozens...

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Hunger

Kimberly Villalobos, 35, is a child development major returning to school for the first time in 15 years. Following her struggles with homelessness and poverty, Villalobos is trying to turn her life around now that she's in a more stable financial state and living with her boyfriend.

Story By: Blake Evans, Reporter

April 11, 2019

A previous version of this article stated that Kimberly Villalobos was homeless more than once. She only faced homelessness once.   You’re sitting in class attempting to concentrate, tapping your pencil while you grip your aching stomach. Your eyes keep sneaking peeks at the clock. That’s because ...

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