The Cinco Peso Press

Words Act Like Weapons

Justine and her favorite horse after winning 2nd place during a jump show.

Justine Rey, Reporter

December 12, 2017

"How can you still be alive? You are so ugly. You just look like a freak. You should just kill yourself and end your life."  Was throwing up every day after lunch enough? Should I do more?   I just needed to think about what I was about to do.    Wait.  Why was I even thinking abou...

A Tough Trip

Justine Rey with her host mom when she arrived in Fort Worth.

Justine Rey, reporter

December 12, 2017

Aug. 10.   Emotions collided through me all at once. I was happy, sad, excited, nervous.   Today was going to be a good day.  That was different.  I woke up ready to go. Not to school or work or out with friends.  Today, I woke up ready to head to the airport.  I was about to leave my family and my friends for 10 months....

The Longest Wait of My Life

Justine with her parents and young brother. Picture taken in Florida during the sugar sand contest.

Justine Rey, Reporter

November 10, 2017

October 31   8: 05 a.m. I woke up just like I do every morning. Chelsey, my host mom, dropped me off at school for a normal day, but I didn't know what was going to happen.  My parents, Aurore and Jerome, and my brother, Thomas, were on a trip in Ney York City for one week.   4:30 p.m.  I was about to call my parents when I got home but I heard from Chelsey's mom that a terrorist attack happened near the M...

A New School For A New Life

Justine Rey riding

Justine Rey, Reporter

November 9, 2017

My name is Justine Rey and I am 15 years-old. I come from Biarritz, a small beautiful city in the south west of France near the ocean and about 20 minutes to Spain. I am in Fort Worth for now two months, and I will be here for the whole year.   I live with a host family because I came alone.    Why did I want to leave my country ?   I decided to leave France because...

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