Hi, my name is Cyndi and I’m an associate editor and journalist. I work for Profile and Hispanic Executive and previously worked for the Chicago Sun-Times and Reno Gazette-Journal. Check out my favorite articles, all of my articles or read more about me.

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Jose Mejia and his wife, Berta Hernandez, are awaiting his hearing pertaining to his arrest by ICE agents in May.

Immigration stories: 'I felt like nothing, like I didn't mean anything'

Every time Jose Mejia was about to come home from work, he’d call his wife and she’d wait outside for him. “I didn’t know I’d see him taken away in handcuffs by all these people,” said Sparks resident Berta Hernandez in Spanish as she smiled weakly with tears in her eyes. Her husband, 43-year-old Jose Mejia, was legally in the …

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Retiring Washoe County educators regret lack of minority teachers
George Hardaway in one of his walls of fame at his office at Wooster High School where he is assistant principal of attendance. He is retiring at the end of the month. The photos and awards are his as well as his two daughters.
It’s difficult for George Hardaway not to become agitated when he thinks of his 36-year career in the Washoe County …
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Families mourn slain gang members
Maria Cecilia, an aunt of shooting victum Christian Barajas, 16, sits crying at a memorial for the teenager who killed in Tuesday’s shooting at Miguel Rivera Park. In the background a couple visiting the site walks away.
Maria Cecilia sat Wednesday in front of a portrait of the Virgin of Guadalupe, mourning the shooting deaths of her …
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Immigration stories: ‘I’m disillusioned with the American dream’
Elvira Valencia, in her new rental home in Reno, says she lost everything when she had to be out of work after an automobile accident.
Tears streamed down Elvira Valencia’s face as she described the obstacles she’s had to overcome in her past year. “Right …
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When a quake strikes, duck, cover is still best
Two students in Linda Aaquist’s first- through third-grade class at High Desert Montessori School cover their heads Wednesday during an earthquake drill.
Duck, cover and hold — it was good advice 40 years ago and it’s still good advice today, officials said …
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Pellet gun causes lockdown at 4 northwest Reno schools
Washoe County School District police officer Nick Adragna checks the area near McQueen High School. McQueen and three other schools were locked down after a youth with a gun was reported in the northwest area.
A teenager’s planned after-school fun caused the lockdown of four schools Thursday morning in northwest Reno, Washoe County School District …
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Academic rivals enjoy last competition
Alex Fiannaca and Amy Douglas, both 18 and of Spanish Springs High School, have known each other since kindergarten and have a friendly rivalry on grades.
A rivalry spanning nearly 13 years will end Wednesday at the Spanish Springs High School graduation ceremony.
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To fuel collaboration and creativity, Grupo Gallegos ups the perks with a brand-new headquarters
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Guilt-free chocolate?
Renee Faur of Renee’s Raw Chocolate in her second floor office in Glen Ellyn.
Chocoholics rejoice — one Glen Ellyn resident has created a chocolate so healthy it’s recommended daily. Glen Ellyn resident Renee …
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Online social networking helps promote businesses
Glen Ellyn resident Dave Davis is “the mayor” of the Glen Oaks Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, according to Foursquare. Davis is a social media maven, utilizing several different social media outlets for social and business reasons. “I can’t believe how many places (in Glen Ellyn) are on Twitter,” Davis said.
Mark Pfefferman might be Glen Ellyn’s village president, but the Rev. Dave Davis is staking his claim as mayor all …
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