‘Stars shine bright’ at Noche de las Estrellas

A fraction of a second before the roaring applause erupted, Velia Lozano's, custodian and facility services member, delighted squeal rang out in the suite. The crowd turned to her, smiles blinding, and cheered for the powerhouse as she wiped tears away from her eyes in gratitude. As she made her way … [Read more...]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Latin dance classes

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Claudia Montoya will teach a Latin dance class at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 in the Legacy Hall Multipurpose Room. Montoya, associate professor of Spanish, said, "I'm so excited to teach students how to dance salsa, not only is dancing a great exercise, it's another … [Read more...]

‘A violent minority does not equate a violent majority’

"Do you know any cartel members?" "I heard it’s like, really dangerous there." "Aren’t you scared to visit?" These are only a few of the reactions I’ve received when I tell people I’m Mexican-American. A few would think I’m ashamed to say where my family and roots come from, but in reality … [Read more...]

First Hispanic Heritage Month gala to be held Oct. 14

To celebrate the culture and focus on Hispanic student organizations, students, faculty and community members, the Hispanic Heritage Month gala will take place Oct. 14 in Comanche Suites. Ruby Arriaga, coordinator of student activities and leader of the Hispanic Heritage Month committee, said … [Read more...]

Hispanics add to campus culture

Students have been saturated in hispanic culture for Hispanic Heritage Month since Sept. 15. Vibrant dresses twirled at Viva MSU, sizzling fajitas coated the Jesse Rogers Promenade and laughter filled Comanche suits all to spark discussion towards hispanic culture, and students still have … [Read more...]

Sunny smiles keep clouds away

Amiss the rain, stress of school and hardship of life, the sounds of laughter through red faces where one looked turns a cloudy day into a brighter one. Comedian Francisco Ramos preformed in front a crowd of around thirty-six people. "It's good to see people come when it was raining, or when they … [Read more...]

Selena movie for Hispanic Heritage Month

The Hispanic Heritage committee chose “Selena” to show on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Market Street Learning Commons Multipurpose room as part of Hispanic Heritage Month events. “They felt that this particular idol is a great representative,” Ruby Arriaga, coordinator of student activities and … [Read more...]

Viva MSU kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month began with the second annual Viva MSU event on Sept. 15 in Legacy Courtyard. According to Ruby Arriaga, head coordinator for student activities and grad student, the Hispanic Heritage Committee created the event. "It's a way to educate the community about Hispanic … [Read more...]

Calle Ocho participants celebrate Hispanic culture

More than 1,000 people flooded downtown Wichita Falls to celebrate the seventh annual Calle Ocho festival, a celebration of Hispanic heritage presented by Zavala.“We’ve had a great turnout this year, everything went really well,” Mario Ramirez, Zavala vice president and MSU activities coordinator, … [Read more...]

Students say ‘adios’ to HHM

Hispanic Heritage Month, also called HHM, concluded on Oct. 15. There were 12 events held on and off campus to celebrate the month. 1. The film Peril and Promise was held at the Wichita Falls public library at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15. This film was the sixth episode of the PBS series about … [Read more...]