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Honoring Ecuador at Noche de Gala


Alex Palmieri – News Writer Every year, Southern hosts Noche De Gala, which acknowledges different Latino countries. This year, the country that was highlighted was Ecuador.      Robert Heron, vice president of Organization of Latin American students, said he takes a specific country to express that country’s culture, in attempt to make everyone aware of it. Since an earthquake hit

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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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Students Spice up the Dance Floor at Salsa Night


Melanie Espinal – General Reporter     For the Week of Welcome the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) organized a Salsa night kick off with lessons provided by Alisa Bowens, who owns Alisa’s House of Salsa.     People from all races and ethnic backgrounds were hand and hip following her dance instructions, which she broke down for beginners. She compared a move in

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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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A night of fun at the Heritage Ball


Aaron Berkowitz – General Assignment Reporter     It’s always a good time when everyone can come out to dance and get fly, said Malcolm Stanley, senior music major, after the 2014 Legends Ball. “Southern can always build more community,” said Stanley. “It’s great to see it so packed in here and everyone enjoying the food, dance pieces, and everything that’s

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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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