America’s roots are deeply engrained in the immigrants that arrived there. From the Pilgrims’ first landing in the 17th century to the plight of the Irish peoples in the mid-19th century, the movement of foreigners to the United States plays an invaluable role in American identity. Today, the spirit of the American Dream lives on in the people around us, whether it’s in the teachers of MVHS, a man who brought her daughter to America in search of better education or a Taiwanese girl struggling to get acquainted to an alien country.

In this interactive package, El Estoque explores what it means to become an American.

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Lin, a senior and third-year staff member of El Estoque, currently serves as Webmaster for elestoque.org. Lin was Copy Editor and Special Report Editor in 10th and 11th grade, respectively.