We are pleased to introduce the 2023 issue of La Ceiba: The Undergraduate Journal of the Central American and Transborder Studies Department at California State University, Northridge. This year’s edition includes various original works produced by students studying within the department and those of Central American descent. Additionally, this is our first-ever printed edition.
This year, for many, marked the return to normalcy since the start of the pandemic in 2020. Undergoing various individual challenges brought on by the pandemic gave us time to reflect and grow past them. We are filled with hope and excitement as we move forward. However, we remain committed to recognizing the current lack of freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and freedom of the press in Central American countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
Art, whether that is through poetry, literary works, music, or photography, allow us to be expressive of our individualistic selves. These featured student works raise awareness for issues important to the Central American diaspora.
To our creative and artistic student contributors: Your work has moved the editorial team, and we hope that this journal does the same for our readers. That may mean to inspire, relate, or educate.
La Ceiba Editorial Team