Youth On Climate Change Frontlines

Metro Business Academy student Adara Huq, 16, was one of the young people who spoke out in support of her fellow youth at Monday’s rally. “Climate change does and will affect us more in the future,” she said. “What about us? What about our future families? Why are we sweeping our responsibilities under the carpet when it is more important than ever to save our planet.” She told those gathered that the world is already 1-degree Celsius warmer than pre-industrial levels and climate change impacts are showing up in devastating hurricanes, record droughts, and forest fires. “Climate change is already happening, and every bit of additional warming will worsen impacts,” Adara said. Click here for

On Hispanic Heritage, Alyssa Cruz Digs Deep

It’s a warm but guarded kind of greeting. Eleven faces turn knowingly outward, lips pursed. Breath passes in and out and in again. Eleven different skin tones, from café con leche to cocoa, wink out at viewers. Eleven hairstyles, kinky and wavy and straight, run past shoulders and stop at chins. Twenty-two vigilant eyes follow you around the room, asking for a second look. These faces comprise Collective Portraits: An Authentic Look into Hispanic Culture, running now through Oct. 20 at Albertus Magnus College. The exhibition, timed to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, features portrait by Albertus Magnus senior Alyssa Cruz. This Saturday, the college will host an open house for the show

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