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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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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