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From One to Three: The Hopeful Piecing of a Movement

From One to Three: The Hopeful Piecing of a Movement

BY SOMMER SAADI
Ramon Mejia has spent the past 10 years at the helm of an organization intended to quell the violence in his Colombian homeland. He called the group Movement for Peace in Colombia, though even he concedes that membership — at best 40 and at present, merely 12 — hardly justifies the name.


Lunchtime in Curry Hill

Lunchtime in Curry Hill

BY CAROLINE ROTHSTEIN
This epicenter of Indian cuisine makes it the lunchtime destination for South Asian taxi drivers.


Chess Tournament Brings Out Players of All Ages and Skill Levels for Largest Outdoor Tournament in U.S.

Chess Tournament Brings Out Players of All Ages and Skill Levels for Largest Outdoor Tournament in U.S.

BY SOMMER SAADI
Five-year-old Jason Jiang races through Central Park toward the Bethesda Fountain. It’s 11:35 a.m. and he and his parents are 35 minutes late for his first Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid tournament.


Native Spanish Speakers Only: A Queens High School’s Unusual Requirement

Native Spanish Speakers Only: A Queens High School’s Unusual Requirement

BY SOMMER SAADI

Students at Pan American, the factory-building-turned-school located in the Hispanic-dominated neighborhood of Elmhurst, Queens, must be native Spanish speakers who have lived in the U.S. for less than four years. This year, the school’s third, Pan American is welcoming 275 students, mostly from Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Colombia, to grades nine through 11.


Honduran Independence Parade

Honduran Independence Parade

BY VICTOR LI
Audio slideshow from the Honduran independence parade