ESL Program: The American Experience

Published in The Spartan Spirit, February 2019 issue (holyspirithighschool.com) by Georgia I. Salvaryn Imagine going to a different country that is halfway around the world, far away from home. You are placed into a family that will be hosting you for the next four years, teaching you their language, their ways of life and showing youContinue reading “ESL Program: The American Experience”

American Branches, Chinese Roots

Published on Modern Family Stories Written by Amina AbdelrahmanPhotos by Georgia I. Salvaryn For Joanne Sidote, it’s almost always been just her and her mom. Except for when she lived in an orphanage in Maoming, China with 11 other girls. She’s a perfectly average girl, but her experience as a baby is quite different toContinue reading “American Branches, Chinese Roots”

Year of the Dog

by Georgia I. Salvaryn Large crowds of people gathered on Canal Street in Chinatown, Manhattan on Sunday morning, despite the chilly winter air and the light drizzling rain. The streets were lined with costumed lion dancers, dragon dancers, decorated floats and bundled up parade volunteers holding mini Chinese and American flags, red balloons and confettiContinue reading “Year of the Dog”