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Amairani Galvan
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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At 10:20am on July 23, 2009, Michael Zajakowski said…
Hi Maira,
It was nice talking to you on the phone last week. I hope that you've made a lot of progress on your story and photos. I haven't seen anything yet, and as you know we're getting down to the wire. Could you maybe put your story and photo on your page today or tomorrow so that we can talk about them? I'd like the chance to give you some help. Mike
At 10:08am on July 21, 2009, Viviana Galvan said…
I think our faces look chubbier in the pictures
At 10:11am on July 14, 2009, Viviana Galvan said…
you look fat!!!!!!!! haha
At 1:12pm on July 10, 2009, Michael Zajakowski said…
Hi Amairani

How are you? Did you go to the Field Museum yesterday and did you enjoy it?

How is your writing project going so far? I read that you are doing a report about "Water bottled: Plastic versus glass" plus sidebar: 10 ways to save water and use less of it. Have you started it yet? How can I help? If you want to talk about it, just give me a call at work: 312-222-5868 or write back.

I hope you're enjoying your summer!

Mike Zajakowski
Hello my name is Amairani Galvan, I go by Maira. I am 15 years old and I live in the southwest side of Chicago in Little Village. I am currently a Freshman at Farragut Career Academy high school. I volunteer at Little Village Environmental Justice Organization and am currently a summer intern there. Some things I enjoy doing are; reading, skateboarding, and listening to music.

Favorite Quote:
"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind."
-Bob Marley

Amairani Galvan's Blog

My Environment Is Full of Violence

Violence All Around Me

I have lived in Little Village all of my life and I'm sure I've seen more than a fifty-year old from the suburbs. Don't get the wrong idea this is a wonderful town. Here there are all kinds of stores, restaurants, and schools, but also all types of people. Unfortunately, this community consists of two different gangs. Almost every day I see a fight at school or next to my house. These are almost never just fights but more like riots. It is unfair for… Continue

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 11:42am

Green Is So In

It is very exciting to know that people are trying to use their resources more efficiently. We are all realizing we must be very gracious to mother Earth and we have to take care of her. The bad thing is that there are plenty of people who think it is a trend to be green. For example in the website, it says “Thrift store shopping can be a fun, green experience for everyone. Finding cool items that can be recycled will not only help the environment, but they might just help… Continue

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 11:16am






Bushra Kabir, Northside College Prep

Bri'anna Moore, Waukegan High School

Managing editors

Brenda Becerra, Curie High School

Amairani Galvan, Farragut Career Academy

Photo editors

Jasmine Johnson, Homewood-Flossmoor High School

Kimani Smith, Noble Street College Prep

Multimedia editors

LeJohn Montgomery, Hales Franciscan High School

Morgan Selvage, King College Prep

Contributing reporters

Carissa A. Eclarin, Schurz High School

Vivianna Galvan, Farragut Career Academy

Daniela Jurado, Farragut Career Academy

Safiya Merchant, Lane Tech High School

Demetria Taylor, Lindblom Math and Science Academy

Chad Wilson, Lindblom Math and Science Academy

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Charlie Meyerson, former Chicago Tribune online editor, now WGN-AM news director

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Nancy Traver, professor and writing coach, Columbia College

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