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Paulina Perez

Paulina Perez has 2 articles published.

Taraji P. Henson taking over hollywood

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Imagine being in a world alone with dreams of your voice to be heard no one holding your hand, telling you it’s going to be okay. It’s just you. Now imagine being a minority and no one expecting you to rise above. You proved that not age, gender, racial, or anything of labels can define your success.

You may have seen Taraji on the most rated television show ” Empire” as Cookie Lyons. Perhaps you’ve seen her on screens as detective Carter on ” Person Of Interest.” Or maybe you’ve seen her in the movie “Hidden Figures.” She has been making headlines after headline in her appearances.  From all ages she has caught an audience. She has become one of the most top paying actresses in hollywood despite being African-American. She has broke a barrier for many women of color and women in the film industry. Taraji went to Howard University and pursued a theater degree. Not only is she educated in her career but she has a passion for what she does. Even after becoming pregnant in her Junior year of college, she still didn’t let that get in the way of her acting upcoming year. Whatever it was she was still getting it done. She is an excellent role model for many young girls and women out there. From being a recent university grad out in the world with a child and only $700 in her bank account. She still managed to make meets end. She worked at an office to provide for her son and her while auditioning acts. Ever since then she’s been making it on television. She is one of the most dedicated actresses in this era. Her love for theater has brought her so far and it’s only 2018. Just wait until a few years from now. Recently she worked on a movie ” Acrimony” filmed by Tyler Perry, one of the greatest script writers and producers ever. In just a matter of eight days she manage to film an entire film with her co-stars. Now in the three day weekend Acrimony raised about 17.1 million in theaters already. We all know Taraji is a phenomenal actress. Who wouldn’t want to see a movie she is starring in? Of, course! Wonderful women doi8ng what she loves doing the most is what got her so far. These past years been nothing but growth for Taraji. She’s only been ranking higher and higher each time. Taraji only is going to keep taking over hollywood unlike other actress who been trying for decades. You can’t beat talent! When you have a gift like Taraji, you only keep getting better and better.

Senior Football Players Next Step

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Do you ever wonder what high school football players have for their future plans? There are three gentlemen that are showing them they can do anything their heart and mind desire to. Young men Max Lynch, Keonne Bradley, and Corey Gammage, All of whom have their own dreams, goals, and desires. Each having their own vision with the doubts of people having because they’re just “ football players” they won’t succeed after high school. These young men already have their future mapped out.

Max Lynch (senior) who plays left tackle on the offensive line has offers from Bethune Cookman University to FAU ( Florida Atlantic University). When he goes to college he plans on majoring in Sports Medicine. Usually not everyone knows how they feel until the day they graduate when the emotions start to kick in, but Max himself said it best “ My senior year is going really good so far! It’s been a lot coming from playing JV freshmen to sophomore year to varsity my senior year and this year we’ll bring it together for a state title.” One of his most successful and unforgettable games he’ll always remember will be when they played against Palm Beach Gardens last year. Not only did they take the big W home but they proved everyone who doubted them. Max is just another teenager who has dreams of doing big things.

Keonne Bradley plays outside linebacker and it is proud of the position he plays. He plans on majoring in Criminology after high school. With the hopes of one day being a detective. He will do great things one day! Many have different experiences in high school but it’s what you can get out of it and learn from it to grow as a person. According to Keonne “ It was a big change from freshman year all the way to now, a mature change. As of my senior year, I’m on track so it’s going good.” Mr. Bradley has a lot going for himself and surely is determine to accomplish it all even when the road gets bumpy. He encourages everyone to keep eating free lunch as if he would say in a way to remember him.

Corey Gammage who is the wide receiver has twenty-nine offers so far.  In college, he plans to major in business and sports marketing. Did I mention he is committed to UF ( University Of Florida)? Well he surely is. He is an example that hard work pays off. Anything is possible if you work for it! High school taught him so much about life and he plans on using every lesson he learned throughout his journey in life.

All of these young men have a future ahead of themselves. Many can doubt them but they’ll still overshine. Congratulations to these young men, They are the next to leave something behind for all to remember.  For more about them you can watch their highlights on


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