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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...

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10 Things You Will Find in a Hispanic Household

Vanessa Feliciano, Campus Features Editor April 15, 2021

A Hispanic-American household is definitely not like the stereotypical American household that is seen on the TV. There’s no meatloaf and Pine Sol. It’s replaced with tortas and Fabuloso. Here are...

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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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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...

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