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Newsletter : UPR Cayey Students Write (English Week 2011)
English Week



Letter from the Editor

Hello! The English Week presentations were so great I thought they should be published. This newsletter is a tribute to our students’ hard work, talent, and creativity. In it, Natasha and Stephanie Delgado have contributed editorials about important issues in Puerto Rican society from my English 3232 course. Angel Ortiz wrote an editorial especially for English Week. These editorials are allowed a higher degree of rhetorical informality than the literary critiques and research papers assigned. Giselle Rivera’s essay was written as a final research paper in my English 4295 course. In her paper, she voices her side of the same-sex marriage debate. Karelyn López contributed a literary critique on Jamaica Kincaid and V.S. Naipaul from Dr. David Lizardi’s Caribbean Literature course. Liomarys Reyes provided a cultural critique from the Immigrant Voices in London course. Jeanell Ortiz provided a paper on the potential effects of a gas pipeline on Puerto Rico, a topic I assigned as the final research paper in English 3232. Francisco Rivera contributed a motivational speech from Dr. Carmen González’s English 3231 course. This inspirational speech closes the newsletter because it very appropriately celebrates the end of the school year, graduations, and the commencement of a new life. I would like to thank Aracelis Berríos and Saire Rivera for designing a colorful flyer announcing English Week, Frances A. González for creating and installing a beautiful mural in front of the amphitheater, Ronald Negrón for dressing up and performing as a vejigante, and my daughter, Giselle Méndez Prado, for her hard work and cooperation. Most importantly, I would like to thank Professor Nellie Vázquez, president of the Professional Growth Committee, and Dr. Nelson Vicente, Director of the English Department, without whom English Week would not have taken place. Enjoy the read.

 Nereida Prado Rodríguez

You can download the student's work by clicking on the link at the bottom.