Regular contributor and gadfly about town Steve Mullaney teaches at a middle school here in Xela. He sends us monthly reports called “Why is This Popular” on his teens’ fashion-related and habit-related obsessions.
Ever wondered where the name Yaneli came from?
How can you not love them?
You know it’s your fault.
Strap on a big bass drum and make some noise, people.
(published January 2010)
There’s at least one “Chino” in every group, even though very few Guatemalans have ever seen a Chinese person in real life.
(published December 2009)
Express yourself, Guat teen style.
(published October 2009)
Having trouble getting your feaux-hawk to stand up? Steve’s got the answer.
(published September 2009)
Edgar, a middle school student at a local school unravels the mystery behind these beguiling jewelry items.
(published August 2009)
Ricardo and Jorge, med students at a local university, expound on the joys of European football merchandising gear.
(published July 2009)
Everson and Juan, 9th graders at a local school tell us why they wear the T shirt but not the shoes.
(published June 2009)
Jack may be a scary-ass skeleton, but he sure moves a lot of product.