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Columnist opens up about mother’s cancer diagnosis

Caleb Severson, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

“Hey, come sit down, we need to talk.”  I immediately circled through all the possible things I could be in trouble for.  I hadn’t heard my parents use that tone since I was sent to the principal’s office in 7th grade.  I sat down with no clue o...

A golden girl in a pink world; Living through childhood cancer

ANGELA ROSE BICKMANN, Channels Staff

October 21, 2016

In 2011 I began third quarter at a new school. Within a month my dad and stepmom had divorced. Within three, I was diagnosed with cancer. I was 15. “You have Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Disease,” said Dr. Chao. “It’s a type of cancer. Your hair will fall out…...

Healthcare of migrant workers should be a higher priority

VERONICA VILLARREAL, Channels Staff

April 24, 2015

As I travel through life, certain things I had not considered before have become increasingly important to me. Reconnecting with my ancestral culture has hardly been a priority, until recently. As a person of color with mixed...

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