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teenVoice Episode 6: Immigrant Households

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Saara Aden
What’s it like to grow up with immigrant parents? Heights Herald Lead Staff Writer Cassidy Wise moderates a conversation between Lead Photographer Tenagnework Agedie and Istabraq Sheikh on the latest episode of teenVoice.


In the first of two special episodes for the 203-24 school year, the Heights Herald’s teenVoice podcast delves into the various struggles of living in and growing up in immigrant households, coming from the personal experiences of staff writers and photographers as well as peers at Columbia Heights High School (CHHS). From difficulty maintaining relationships to finding your own identity, and from forms of discipline that are more acceptable in other parts of the world vs. America to kids being pressured to be translators for monolingual relatives, navigating life as the children of immigrants attempting to both stay connected to their family’s homeland while also assimilate into Western society remains a challenge.

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Saara Aden
Saara Aden, Staff Writer
Saara Aden is a freshman at Columbia Heights High School and a first-year staff member of The Heights Herald. A carefree persona, Saara isn't involved in many extracurriculars, butt she enjoys reading, drawing and voice-acting in her free time.