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Adriana Rozas Rivera

is a magazine, news, and digital journalism graduate student, Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Minority Fellow and contributor for The NewsHouse.

A collage of the Syracuse University's original buildings. The history of how the University got this land from the indigenous people is murky and controversial. In the years since, SU has tried to justify taking this land by creating the Promise Scholarship. This is one of the few opportunities open to only native students.
Deconstructing The Divide

It’s Not Our Hill

Published On: April 25, 2021

Indigenous activists and students say the university and state can do more to recognize the Onondaga Nation’s claim to the land now occupied by Syracuse University.

Volunteers at the American Legion help last minute voters submit their ballots on time.
Deconstructing The Divide

Voting in Silence

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Deaf and hard of hearing voters have difficulties accessing political information due to a few or no accommodations.

A voter checks in at the Salina Town Hall polling station before casting their ballot.

Katko files lawsuit over ballot counting

Published On: November 3, 2020

Republican incumbent John Katko maintains a solid lead, but there is still no winner in NY-24.