Stories by

Melissa Gomez

Melissa is a junior at the University of Florida, where she is a news editor at the student newspaper, The Independent Florida Alligator. She has held internships at The Las Vegas Review-Journal and The Naples Daily News. She is a 2015 winner of The New York Times College Scholarship and is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.


Victoria Pannell, 17, wants to run for president one day. She already has a track record of activism in Harlem, and she doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.