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Latinx and LGBTQ figures celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month


Jackson Volenec — Reporter The Multicultural Center hosted a Latinx LGTBQ+ bingo game on Monday, Oct. 2 at the SAGE Center to educate students about important figures that have influence that reach beyond the queer community they have emerged from. “The event was to celebrate and learn about notable Latinx people who identify within the LGBTQ+ community. We wanted to

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Unsung Hero: Earnest Arroyo


Melissa Nunez – Opinions and Features Editor  In the bustling cafeteria at Conn Hall, hungry students line up between their classes to fuel up for the day—behind the counter is Executive Chef, Earnest Arroyo, who oversees food service operations. Arroyo began working at Southern in November 2016. Since then, he has established gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian stations at Conn Hall.

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Students celebrate Hispanic and Latino culture


Jeniece Roman – General Assignments Reporter Norma Valentin said she looks forward to attending the Empowering Lives: Celebrating the Hispanic & Latino Culture event every year. “The opening with you know, salsa, merengue, I love that. That captures your attention right away of who we are,” said Valentin. The Multicultural Center, with help from the Organization of Latin American Students,

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Latin American students host events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month


Aaron Berkowitz – General Assignment Reporter It’s that time of the year again. With October already underway that means Hispanic Heritage month is upon us as well. “It’s really a month long celebration of the Latino blood that runs through our veins,” said Paulina Gomez, sophomore pre-med major and treasurer of the Organization for Latin American Students (OLAS). “A lot

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SCSU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


Aaron Berkowitz – General Assignment Reporter      Every year from Sep. 15 until Oct. 15, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated all over by people from latin countries and territories such as the Dominican Republic, Spain, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.       Raysa Florentino, 22, a senior psychology major at Southern, said she thinks that it is important for people from all

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Book review: “Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood”


Brianne Kane – Special to the Southern News It is National Hispanic Heritage month, so it seemed only right that the book review this week would be about Hispanic heritage somehow. “Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, is about the beautiful underbelly of humanity, love, and family that survives under such heavy constructs such as prejudice, poverty,

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