Ana Mendez

About Ana Mendez

English major at NEIU. Lover of art and literature. Inspired to broaden IWPA's goals of expanding the network of men and women that professionally support each other in writing and communication work.

IWPA Summer Internship Perspective: It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Calling

I entered Northeastern Illinois University in the Spring of 2017 as a 25 year-old undergraduate. After stumbling from one career choice to another, I decided to finally focus on area of study that also brought joy to my life: English Literature.

There where moments when the realization that I’m still working towards my degree caused […]

By |August 29th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Illinois Has a Budget: What’s Next?

While the state of Illinois finally passed a budget this summer, many say it’s no time for celebration. Slate reported that Rauner’s attempts to curb what he called a “bailout” were overridden by bipartisan cooperation (a 71-42 vote) on July 6. The state breathed a sigh of relief after a tense, two-year stalemate. For […]

By |August 10th, 2017|News|1 Comment

“New Voices” Signed to Protect Student Rights

Nationwide “March For Truth” protests were coordinated across dozens of cities this past Saturday (June 3). The protests were “calling for an impartial investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,” according to CNN.  This demand for transparency reminds us that there is power in demonstrations that exercise freedoms of speech and […]

By |June 8th, 2017|FAN-Fair|0 Comments

A Student’s Right to Protest: Hazelwood High

A recent, controversial series of punishments issued to students of Hazelwood West High School in Hazelwood Missouri, warrants a discussion of First Amendment Rights in an institutional setting.

Over 200 students participated in a walk-out on Monday, May 15 to support teachers after union contract negotiations were rejected by the Hazelwood School District Board of […]

By |May 25th, 2017|FAN-Fair|1 Comment