Dr. Alma Zaragoza-Petty signing a book during the event.

Student Equity Speaker Series: Dr. Alma Zaragoza-Petty

Ehvan Fennell, Life & Culture Editor April 19, 2023

Dr. Alma Zaragoza-Petty is a Mexicana social justice advocate and scholar who uses equity to educate. Zaragoza-Petty, Dr. ZP or just Alma, has attained a master’s degree in counseling, a doctorate in...

Viva Vegan mural inside the establishment.

Viva Vegan review: It’s only vegan. What’s the problem?

Ehvan Fennell, Life & Culture Editor April 7, 2023

Vegan diets have developed beyond the composition of mere grass, stems and leaves. A lot of establishments nowadays take pride in crafting their own plant-based meats into cuisine. There is a vegan option...

Cover Photo/ Jose Hernandez giving an opening ceremony speech to the new space-themed area.

Retired Latino NASA astronaut visits Chino Hills library

Diego Fernandez, Staff Reporter March 29, 2023

On March 18, former NASA astronaut José Hernández visited James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library to celebrate a new space-themed zone dedicated in his honor. Hernández grew up as a field hand...

Sun breaks through the clouds on a fall afternoon to shine down on the Cheech.

The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture creates a permanent home for Chicano art in Riverside

Eddie Ursua, Staff Reporter November 4, 2022

An awe-inspiring, two-story lenticular art piece illuminates the entry of the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture, which opened this summer in downtown Riverside. It will be one of the nation's...

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Opinion: Appreciate, don’t appropriate

Lauren Aquino, Features Editor October 18, 2022

As Hispanic Heritage month comes to a close, it is important to be mindful of the culture, especially with Halloween coming around the corner, many “costumes” may come off as offensive. Here are some...

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Opinion: Keep culture vultures away from our cuisine

Delila Grubaugh, News Editor October 14, 2022

Social media has made it incredibly easy for people to discover and explore the many cultures of our world at the tap of a button. For the foodies out there, this has made finding cooking recipes a breeze....

The main entrance to the national monument located in Keene, California.

A day trip that highlights Chicano farmworker history

Eddie Ursua, Staff Reporter October 13, 2022

The Cesar E. Chavez National Monument, located in the small town of Keene, California, possesses great significance for farmworkers and future generations. Reachable through State Route 58 West, the distance...

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Bad Bunny raises awareness amid desperate conditions in Puerto Rico

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor September 30, 2022

Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny and the “World’s Hottest Tour'' are set to land in Los Angeles today and Saturday at the SoFi Stadium performing his global hit reggaeton album “Un Verano Sin Ti.” As...

Among the artists listed are SHINee (top left), NCT 127 (top middle), Super Junior (bottom left), D.O. (bottom middle) and Chung Ha (left).

Top 5 K-pop Songs with Latin Influence

Samantha Acevedo, Pop Editor May 12, 2022

Korean Pop, otherwise known as K-Pop, has long been a trending industry since the mid to late 2000’s due to its outrageous and experimental concepts dabbling in different world genres. Many of these...

Mas Cafecitos coffee shop as seen on Valley Boulevard on Jan. 27, 2021.

Mas Amor from Mas Cafecito

Samantha Acevedo, SOMOS Editor March 24, 2022

Located on Valley Boulevard in La Puente, California, this coffee shop will remind you of your local panaderia that sells a variety of coffees, pastries, and even croissant sandwiches. This little trailer...

Queta Carillo Cansino gets ready for Folklorico dance practice.

The Hidden Beauty In Our Culture

Gabby Flores, News Editor November 5, 2021

The music blasted as the people began to cheer as the group of dancers dressed in beautiful colorful dresses walked in as the crowd’s cheers died down. Silence. Then just as they walked in, the...

One example of the community ofrendas to honor loved ones that can be found in building 9E.

Community Ofrendas Honor Loved Ones

Natasha Castanedo, Culture Editor October 12, 2021

Mt. SAC's Bridge and El Centro programs are offering the community altar building opportunities until the end of the month in building 9E on the second floor. The community altar is being held in correlation...

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