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Higher education talk set for Latino Heritage Month

Staff Report

September 18, 2019

Latino Heritage Month will continue with “First Generation Latinx Students on Higher Education” by Ana Maria Hernandez, a graduate student from the University of Illinois in the minority student affairs department. The presentation will be at the Edgar Room of Booth Library Wednesday at 4 p.m. This eve...

Latino Heritage Month kicks off at Eastern with free tacos, engagement

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

September 16, 2019

Latino Heritage Month kicked off at Eastern Monday afternoon in the Library Quad with a celebration of the Americas. Students had the opportunity to purchase sides to eat with the tacos they received at the event. The sides available for purchase were sold by some of the registered student organizations on campus as fundraisers. Kenia Gonzalez, chair fo...

Hispanic Heritage Month needs our respect

Staff Editorial

September 12, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month starts Sunday, and with that, Eastern will be having events to commemorate it. The first event is Saturday, at the Newman Catholic Center, where an “Independence Dance” will be held from 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. We at The Daily Eastern News think understanding the reason for a ...

Students play Loteria Monday at Game Night

Students play Loteria during “Loteria and Game Night” Monday night at the Cultural House. Loteria is a game similar to bingo, except instead of numbers on ping pong balls there are images on a card.

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

Celebrating some of the final events of this year’s Latino Heritage Month, the Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi hosted Loteria and Game Night in the Cultural House on Ninth Street on Monday at 7 p.m. Spanish professor Kristin Routt said Loteria, which is the Spanish term for bingo, is a game that ...

Student panel to discuss ‘What is Latinx?’

Jackie Renteria, a junior pre-nursing major, gets her lunch after waiting in a line of over twenty people for food from Vita’s Mexican Food Truck, which is a part of Latino Heritage Month. Renteria said she enjoyed having the food truck on campus. “I think it’s cool that a lot of people on campus get to experience authentic Mexican food,” said Renteria. The next Latino Heritage Month event will be the “What is Latinx?” student discussion panel that will take place Thursday in the Charleston-Mattoon Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

October 3, 2018

A student discussion panel called “What is Latinx?” will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Charleston-Mattoon Room at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The Latin American Student Organization, Latin American Studies, the Department of Foreign Languages, and the Latino Heritage Celebration...

Observe part of our American heritage with Latino Heritage Month

September 18, 2018

With September being Latino Heritage Month, we at The Daily Eastern News feel that it is best for everyone to look past the issues regarding immigration and the stigma that people place upon Latino immigrants. This month is for meant for celebration of the culture and heritage of Latinos. We unders...

Latino Heritage Month begins

Guests speak with each other after eating some Latin American cuisine at the Latino Heritage Month Kickoff Reception Monday afternoon at the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Brenna Scullen, Staff reporter

September 17, 2018

Students and staff gathered in Doudna on Monday for a reception to kick off Latino Heritage Month with music, food, and conversation. The informal reception was sponsored by Eastern, with volunteers from the office of Student Engagement and Inclusion and the Newman Catholic Center. The chair of the Herit...

Latin film to be shown Thursday

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

September 30, 2014

As part of the Latino Heritage Month’s celebration, there will be an introduction and film screening of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel turned film, “Love in Times of Cholera,” at 7 p.m. Thursday in Seventh Street Underground. Jose Deustua, a history professor, said Marquez is a famous Columb...

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