On this election day, when you decide between an insane trust-fund baby and a candidate that has proven themselves most adept at trading their public service for personal wealth, let us remember St. George: The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice … you don’t. You… Continue reading On this Election Day
Democrats with Chicago Characteristics To many in the US, Chicago is the quintessential Democratic city. Indeed, the last Republican mayor of Chicago was "Big Bill" Thompson in 1931. But under the surface of that solid stretch of Democratic control are stories of power struggles and corruption that make Chicago's politics legendary. My hope is that… Continue reading The Chicago Cadet Cap
The last time the Cubs won the World Series the year was 1908. The last time the Cubs won the World Series they played at West Side Park "bounded by Taylor, Wood, Polk and Lincoln (now Wolcott) Streets". The original rooftop seating was on Taylor Street! My alma mater, UIC, now stands here. You could see Pilsen's St. Procopius church all… Continue reading The Last Time the Cubs Won the World Series
Today the science subreddit is having a discussion on racial bias in science in conjunction with Science Magazine publishing “Doing Science while Black,” by Dr. Ed Smith. This discussion has inspired me to share some research that I did a year and a half ago on the “pipeline problem” in tech, and STEM more broadly.… Continue reading The Globalization of the Digital Divide
I was reelected to another 2-year term on the Pilsen Academy Local School Council! For the second consecutive election I received the most votes, tied with my running-mate Dolores Cortes! Thank you to all those who came out to vote and congratulations to all those who will be serving with us. It's taken all summer to… Continue reading Re-elected to the LSC!
I'm running for another 2-year term on the Pilsen Academy Local School Council (LSC). As the community representative and secretary, these past 2 years have been a lot of work, but it's been worth it. Last week, the LSC voted to offer a contract to our new principal; Leanne Hightower. She will be starting next week! Leanne comes… Continue reading Troy Hernandez for Pilsen Academy Community Representative
I get into the extended discussions about politics on Facebook. Sorry, not sorry. Recently, I got into an in-depth analysis of Bernie's chances going forward. Given his big wins in Washington, Hawaii, and Alaska, I pointed to this great project on fivethirtyeight.com to see how much he caught up. Who's on Track for the Nomination? describes… Continue reading Analyzing 538’s Democratic Primary Analysis