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Hispanics are Hesitant to Get the Vaccine

Vanessa Feliciano, Somos Editor May 7, 2021

During these unimaginable times many people have faced hardships, and that is no different in the Hispanic community. Even though Hispanics have been one of the hardest-hit communities during the pandemic,...

8 Latinx TV Shows and Movies Streaming on Netflix

8 Latinx TV Shows and Movies Streaming on Netflix

Vanessa Feliciano, Campus Features Editor April 29, 2021

In a world where we are constantly having media constantly thrown at us, the issue isn’t not having enough options, but having too many. Picking between a rom-com or a sitcom can set the whole mood of...

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The Farm Workers Movement: Stories from Delano

Vanessa Feliciano, Campus Features Editor April 7, 2021

You’re a farm worker; you're working grape vines this season.The weather man said on the TV that it's going to be 99 degrees Fahrenheit today, but it feels so much hotter in the field. You carry a basket,...

Illustrations by Juliet Menéndez

‘Latinitas’, a Story for Every Latina

Vanessa Feliciano, SOMOS Editor April 1, 2021

From textbooks to movies the stories of Hispanic people have been widely under-told. Their faces don’t appear at school or in magazines, so how are younger generations supposed to be proud of their culture? “Latinitas”...

25 Hispanic Films Nominated to Combat Negative Stereotypes

25 Hispanic Films Nominated to Combat Negative Stereotypes

Vanessa Feliciano, Campus Features Editor March 24, 2021

On March 2, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus submitted 25 film nominations to the U.S. National Film Registration in hopes to aid the end of negative Hispanic stereotypes and images. In a letter to...

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Editor’s Favorite Hispanic Restaurants

Vanessa Feliciano, Campus Features Editor March 11, 2021

  From morning tamales to late night tacos, food has always been a big part of Hispanic culture. Since the pandemic started in March, small businesses have been struggling to keep afloat, including...

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10 Spanish Words with Different Meanings

Vanessa Feliciano, Campus Features Editor March 5, 2021

Spanish is a love language, but what happens when those words overlap and mean different things? Latin America includes over 30 countries between North America, South America and the Carribean. Each country...

If Latinx isn't Right, What Is?

If Latinx isn’t Right, What Is?

Amber Ortiz, Pop Editor February 26, 2021

Over the last couple of years, gender neutral language has become more common in our day-to-day vocabulary. I’m sure you’ve come across the term “Latinx,” pronounced “Latin-Ex.” Latinx is the...

In the Cocina with Somos: Episode 3

Esmeralda Torres, Somos Editor January 15, 2021

Join the SOMOS team back in the cocina for an assortment of three delicious desserts. On the menu this time is a tres leches cake, polvorones and churros. SOMOS has got you covered for all your holiday...

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Issues in the Latinx Community

Esmeralda Torres, Somos Editor November 17, 2020

Gentrification continues to be a problem in the Latinx community. But what exactly is gentrification? Many believe that it is very similar to, or the equivalent of cultural appropriation, when, in fact,...

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4 Ways to Celebrate Día de los Muertos

Esmeralda Torres, Somos Editor October 31, 2020

Día de los Muertos is a holiday that dates back to ancient Mesoamerica, with the Aztec, Maya and Toltec. The holiday is a celebration of life and loved ones who have passed. While many think of Día de...

Make Sugar Skulls with SOMOS

Esmeralda Torres, Somos Editor October 27, 2020

Dia de los Muertos is a celebration which honors those who have passed. It is said that for just one day, their souls are allowed to roam the land of the living. In celebration of this day, many families...

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