Sophia Ungaro

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Sophia Rose Ungaro is Culturas resident writing intern. Ungaro hails from San Pedro, California. Growing up with a Navajo/Meztizo mother and a Sicilian father has given Ungaro a unique perspective on the world. In 2021 Ungaro will graduate from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Journalism. Her beats are race, pop culture, and entertainment.

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Easy houseplants for families to take care of together

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Why you should still care about COVID-19

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A first-time voter explains why she is “settling for Biden”

Being young in 2020 means having one main purpose: voting as if your life depends on it.  Young naive 2016 Sophia Ungaro believed that the...

Student homeless shelter changes protocol amid Covid-19

With COVID-19 rocking the student community and Los Angeles at-large, the student leaders at Trojan Shelter have adjusted their operations to fit the current...

How to beat the end-of-summer heat

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