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Surprise! It’s still Hispanic Heritage Month

Surprise! It’s still Hispanic Heritage Month

Amanda M. Castro, Managing Editor October 12, 2021

Every year, starting on Sept. 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) honors Latines and Hispanics in the U.S. for our culture and history. Congress established Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, which...

Adrielys Gomez draws the Puerto Rican flag on the sidewalk, Oct. 7, West Haven.

Draw your attention to chalk your flag community event

Isabelle Hajek, Opinions Editor October 12, 2021

As a closing event to round out Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosted a chalk your flag event on the Bixler-Gerber quad on Oct. 7. Held outside the Myatt...

Students walk across the rainbow crosswalk, West Haven.

October marks national LGBTQ+ History month: Why should you care?

Mia Adduci, Contributing Writer October 5, 2021

October marks the peak of fall, from apple picking, to homecoming, all the way to Halloween. However, in the midst of all the red and orange of fall festivities, society tends to undermine the power of...

Hispanic Heritage Month Playlist

Andrea Alverca, Contributing Writer September 21, 2021

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Hispanic Heritage Month honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. This is a time in which Latinxs get to share a love for the culture by embracing...

A famous face

A famous face

Leo Levine-Aquino, Contributing Writer October 12, 2020

A famous face in Latin American entertainment is Bad Bunny, a Puerto Rican singer, rapper and producer. He’s known for his Latin Trap music and for being a trendsetter in música urbana. Bad Bunny, birth...

Whats your favorite thing about being Hispanic/Latinx?

What’s your favorite thing about being Hispanic/Latinx?

October 12, 2020

My favorite Puerto Rican “plato típico” to eat whenever I visit home is Chuleta Can-Can. This dish originated in 1957 in Restaurante La Guardarraya in Yauco, Puerto Rico. Chuletas Can-Can, also spelled...

Hispanic Heritage Playlist

Andrea Alverca, Contributing Writer October 12, 2020

Music has always been a part of me, especially Latin, as I feel it connects me more with my roots, and it’s something I've always been passionate about. These are just a few of my favorite songs from...

Is there a difference between Latinx and Hispanic?

Is there a difference between Latinx and Hispanic?

Amanda M. Castro, Managing Editor October 12, 2020

While the terms “Hispanic” and “Latinx” are used interchangeably, how similar are the meanings of them both? Much like white, Black, and Asian, Hispanic and Latinx are used as a way to identify...

LASA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

LASA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor October 12, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month officially began on Sept.15 to mark the independence days of Latin American countries such as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile. At the...

Whitewashing in Hispanic Entertainment

Whitewashing in Hispanic Entertainment

Selena Soto, Contributing Writer October 12, 2020

Hollywood has a long way to go when it comes to accurate portrayals of Latinxs and other people of color in movies and television shows. Whitewashing -- or casting white actors to play non-white characters...

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