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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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Academic Senate Champions Project to Uplift Latinx Students

Jianping Cao and Jaylen Minnich Hall May 10, 2021

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, the Mt. SAC Academic Senate held their regularly scheduled meeting via Zoom where they were presented with the progression of the newly achieved Title V grant. This title awards...

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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,...

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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...

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...

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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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6 Latinx Players Making Noise in The NFL

Eric Tadeo, SACDawgs Editor October 15, 2020

The NFL is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the U.S. A big portion of the fan base is Hispanic or Latinx. Nielsen Media put out a statistic in 2015 that said Hispanics accounted for...

Your Favorite Latinx Celebs want you to vote

Your Favorite Latinx Celebs want you to vote

Esmeralda Torres, Somos Editor October 13, 2020

As the U.S. nears election day, more and more celebrities are encouraging their fans and followers to use their voices and exercise their right to vote. We at SOMOS compiled some of the biggest Latinx...

In The Cocina With Somos: Episode 2

In The Cocina With Somos: Episode 2

Esmeralda Torres, SOMOS Editor October 9, 2020

Join us back in the cocina with SOMOS for a compilation of five delicious breakfast favorites, from our cocina to yours. On the menu, we have chorizo con huevo, papas con chorizo, chilaquiles, huevos rancheros...

10 Latinx Shows You Should Be Watching

10 Latinx Shows You Should Be Watching

Esmeralda Torres, Somos Editor October 1, 2020

As Hispanic Heritage Month approaches, lets celebrate Latinx representation on screen. Data published by the United States Census Bureau states that as of 2019, the Hispanic population in the U.S is over...

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