The Daily Eastern News

Student Spotlight: Muruato’s journey for her future

Junior sociology major Yesenia Muruato sits on a stool surrounded by her roommates and friends. Muruato said her she has the best roommates because they make her happy especially when life becomes overwhelming.

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

January 21, 2018

A yellow sign with the black outline of a family holding hands and running is just one of the sights junior sociology major Yesenia Muruato can clearly remember from her journey across the Mexican-American border. The youngest of five, Muruato, her father and two out of her four older siblings left...

The significance of the student spotlight

January 21, 2018

The staff at The Daily Eastern News recognizes that there are many students on campus who deserve to be in the spotlight. As part of a way to showcase outstanding student achievement among the student body, the News began writing about several students who have accomplished extraordinary feats an...

Panelists open up about immigration struggle

Claude Abdoulaye- Pedila (left) a psychology major, smiles while Catherine Polydore a proffesor of counseling and student development hugs Yesenia Murato a sophmore sociology major after the Immigration Panel at Doudna hall Monday night.

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2017

When Claude Abdoulaye-Pedila, a psychology major, was born in the Congo, her parents had a life-changing decision to make. Because her grandpa was the mayor in her hometown in the Congo during a civil war, her family was in danger. “If you’re family’s a part of the government, you’re going...

Rally shows support for DACA recipients

Eastern students protest the repeal of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program on Friday Afternoon at Morton Park.

Abbey Whittington, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2017

The wings of a monarch soared above the crowd in the hands of Yesenia Muruato, a junior criminology major, who used the butterfly to represent DREAM-ers at Friday's rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and its recipients. Muruato said the monarch butterfly represents migration ...

LASO to host rally in support of DACA

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 7, 2017

A rally to support the immigration policy Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and DACA recipients is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday in Morton Park. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump ordered an end to DACA, a program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation, according to the New Yor...

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