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Mariachi band to perform Sept. 20

Demian Ponce, Reporter

September 20, 2018

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mariachi Nueva Era will play in a free concert Sept. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Sikes Lake Pavilion. "We are having this event in part of Hispanic heritage month to show students the beauty of Hispanic culture" Claudio Rodriguez, residence life coordinator, said. Housing...

‘Stars shine bright’ at Noche de las Estrellas

Cortney Wood

October 17, 2017

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...

Hispanic Heritage Month: Latin dance classes

Shannon Doss

October 11, 2017

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 awesome...

‘A violent minority does not equate a violent majority’

‘A violent minority does not equate a violent majority’

The Wichitan

October 10, 2017

"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 t...

First Hispanic Heritage Month gala to be held Oct. 14

First Hispanic Heritage Month gala to be held Oct. 14

Daisy Reyes Guzman

October 4, 2017

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 some...

Hispanics add to campus culture

Hispanics add to campus culture

Oscar Cindo

October 3, 2017

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 opport...

Sunny smiles keep clouds away

Sunny smiles keep clouds away

Stephen Gomez

September 28, 2017

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 t...

Selena movie for Hispanic Heritage Month

Selena movie for Hispanic Heritage Month

Daisy Reyes Guzman

September 20, 2017

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 activit...

Viva MSU kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

Viva MSU kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

halie aldridge

September 19, 2017

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 c...

Calle Ocho participants celebrate Hispanic culture

Calle Ocho participants celebrate Hispanic culture

Emily Simmons

October 3, 2016

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,...

Students say ‘adios’ to HHM

Students say ‘adios’ to HHM

Katrina Prehoda

October 28, 2015

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 Latino-America...

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