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Cristina’s Corner

Senior Editor’s Note

We’re celebrating 9 years of doing so with passion and above all expressing ourselves OUTLOUD—and in our own voice. No one really knew what to expect when OUTLOUD was launched. We were just a group of college and high school kids with the desire to write and produce something really ‘cool’. Fast forward 9 years and we’ve done pretty damn well. Unlike staff at traditional papers, OUTLOUD is not our fulltime job; it’s our forum where we can push the envelope and express ourselves without restrictions about topics that matter most to us. In addition to writing in our free time, as if we really had any, many of us go to school and work either part time, full time or both. Everyone who works for OUTLOUD knows we don’t do it for the money. We do it because we love to write and we feel passionate about the topics we bring to light in every issue.

I love this time of year! What is there not to love? Family and friend gatherings, cooler weather and yummy food, need I say more? OK, fine, minus the extra pounds (which will surely make it on my new year’s resolution list) the last couple months of the year are my favorite time of year.

Aside from fun gatherings and delectable food, these couple months also help us to realize how lucky we are to have our family and friends around. All of us here at OUTLOUD: staff, editors, writers and photographers are so grateful to you, our loyal readers. You are our extended family—the OUTLOUD family.

All of us here at OUTLOUD: staff, editors, writers and photographers are so grateful to you, our loyal readers.

Thank you for allowing us to provide you with news and entertainment from a different point of view. We realize that you have tons of options when it comes to choosing how to spend your free time, especially in a metropolitan city like Miami with hundreds of entertainment outlets at our fingertips. So thank you, thank you, thank you for allowing us to share our voice with you. You are the reason why we spend countless hours working on putting this newsgazine together! We are so grateful for your support and your readership.

We hope you enjoy this issue of OUTLOUD. As always we have great articles to inform and entertain. If you have comments or suggestions for articles, shoot us an email at; we’d love to hear from you. And remember, you can also visit us online at for timely articles and your favorite music reviews.

On behalf of all of us here at OUTLOUD, we wish you the best and happiest holiday season ever. Have fun, be safe and go for that extra scoop of mash potatoes…there’s always January to begin a fresh start 😉


By Cristina Jaramillo

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