10 Ways Your Abuelita Has Shaped you

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Esmeralda Torres, Somos Editor

September 10, 2020

As National Grandparents day approaches, let’s reflect on how our abuelitas have shaped us, for better or worse. 1). No one cooks better than abuelita No one’s cooking compares to your abuelitas. Her arroz and frijoles are unmatched, and the years of you watching didn’t help. Yours always turn out a little...

Get to Know your SOMOS Team

Graphic by Esmeralda Torres/SAC.Media.

Delilah Perez, Esmeralda Torres, Cynthia Macias, and Vanessa Feliciano

August 24, 2020

Watch an introduction to SAC.Media's new SOMOS team as they discuss their favorite memories, the true meaning of success and this years goals for SOMOS.  

Reconnecting to the Music of the People

Photo from: Wikimedia commons: By Codo . - The passion of the mariachi., CC BY-SA 2.0,

Angel Romero

July 17, 2020

In the heart of Los Angeles is a sound that has taken the city by storm. In the world of mariachi is a vast source of knowledge and culture. It is a sound that allows people to connect to a heritage that almost seems out of grasp. Mariachi is a party like no other; bringing joy to listeners of all cultures,...

Latinx Surf Club Creates Rad Community

Latinx Surf Club Creates Rad Community

Brigette Lugo

June 11, 2020

The founders of Latinx Surf Club meet with SomosGenteLA editor Brigette Lugo to discuss how the club creates community y que en el mar, si se puede! Vanessa Yeager, Giselle Carrillo and Cassie Comley talk about their love for teaching, how their careers have intertwined with the club itself and how they...

Pandemic Pressures Undocumented Immigrants

Student Geovanna Costillo held a sign that said, “This Dream Does Not End!” at the head of the May Day March. Photo Credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.

Abraham Navarro

March 27, 2020

As COVID-19 travels across international lines, the unnerving feeling of uncertainty begins to settle into our daily routines. But some communities see this as an unwanted bonus to the already growing problems they face as an adversary to their only way of life. With issues such as green cards, work...

First Generation Latina Inspires Future Writers

Photo credit: Student Success and Equity Associate Dean Eric Lara.

Lily Lopez

December 10, 2019

Mt. SAC celebrated the first annual First Generation Week, a weeklong celebration honoring students who are first in their immediate family to attend college, from Nov. 12 to Nov. 15. On the third day of the celebration, award winning author Reyna Grande graced the stage and shared her empowering life...

The Rough Roots Of Thanks-taking

Dr. April Tellez speaks on Nov. 19, at the Thanks-Taking feast shedding light on the real “magic” of Thanksgiving for El Centro. Photo. credit: Joshua Sanchez/SAC.Media.

Joshua Sanchez

November 28, 2019

Behind the turkeys and commercialization lies a history wrapped in blood, doctored up with smiles and sold to the American public as a great holiday of sharing. If someone takes just one of history professor April Tellez’s classes, they will learn the real history behind several events that have been...

Traditional Celebration Honors The Fallen

Sergio Juarez dances in front of the Sophia B. Clarke Theater on November 21, 2019. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.

Lily Lopez

November 25, 2019

Colorful paper flowers, vibrant sugar skulls and flameless LED tea lights were lit along the walkway, leading students to the Dia De Los Muertos celebration on campus in front of the Sophia B. Clarke Theater in the Recital Hall courtyard. The colorful lights from the fountain added to the vibrant displays...

Five Cafecito Shops You Must Visit

Photo from Mi Cafecito's Facebook page.

Lily Lopez

October 28, 2019

It’s 90 degrees out, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy some fall themed cafecitos from our favorite local Latinx coffee shops. While some may be fully enjoying Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte season, here is a list of some favorite coffee shops that offer unique Latin-inspired flavors. Mi Caf...

Little Natalee, Big Smile

Natalee Garcia and her mom Trish Perfecto during Dodger’d Up Against Cancer for Team Natalee Fundraiser at los Nietos Park, Santa Fe Springs on Sat, Sept. 8. Photo Credit: Hernandez Coke/SAC.Media

Brigette Lugo

February 1, 2019

Happy. Spunky. Amazing. These are just a few words used to describe Natalee Garcia, a 9-year-old girl who is living with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Affectionately known as Little Natalee, Garcia was diagnosed in November 2017. This is when Jose "Blue Beard" Lara, one of the administrators of the...

Lo Que Cuenta La Gente

Latin American Leyendas. Illustration by Adam Valenzuela

Leslie Rojas

October 31, 2018

Halloween and Día de los Muertos are approaching, and people are gathering all around to hear the most frightening stories. For Latinos, classic scary stories are heard more than just this time of year. So, gather around with your family, drink some Abuelita's hot chocolate , eat your favorite pan dulce,...

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