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Growing Up With Spanish Speaking Parents

Vanessa Feliciano, Somos Editor June 8, 2021

You do the paperwork, make the phone calls, checkout at the grocery store—all just to make life a little simpler. Growing up with parents who don’t speak English very well can be hard for a child....

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Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Hispanic

Vanessa Feliciano, Campus Features Editor May 31, 2021

Hispanics are often stereotyped to look a certain way according to society, and if not they don’t adhere to the stereotypes, they are not seen as Hispanic. This happens a lot with celebrities. Some have...

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Things You’ll Never Forget Growing Up Hispanic

Vanessa Feliciano, Campus Features Editor May 27, 2021

In every culture there are customs that are shared among people in completely different households, and Hispanics are no different. If you grew up in a Hispanic household then you can probably relate to...

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8 Tasty Comfort Foods from Across Latin America

Vanessa Feliciano, Campus Features Editor May 19, 2021

Throughout Latin America, food is a big part of each country's culture. It can unlock a memory from a good time in a person’s life or even help create new memories. Every country in Latin America has...

American labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) Dolores Huerta speaks on stage during a UFW rally, California, 1975 or 1976. She wears a poncho with the UFW logo. (Photo by Cathy Murphy/Getty Images)

Latinas Who Made a Difference: Dolores Huerta

Vanessa Feliciano, Campus Features Editor May 13, 2021

Her voice is small, but her “Sí, se puede” was heard around the nation; her relentlessness and courage changed the lives of thousands. Yet, her story is often overshadowed by the work of her partner—Cesar...

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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,...

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‘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...

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