By Amanda Figueroa
Hola y feliz mes de la herencia hispana. Hello, and Happy Hispanic Heritage Month. The music, the art, the food, and the history is what brings people together for one month of Hispanic fun. Beginning September 15 and ending October 15 of each year, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
Now, around the world and United States, Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated in order to acknowledge the histories, cultures, and impacts the Hispanic people had on the world.
Hilbert College is proud to have celebrated the holiday in our own way. Tanya Moreta, Veteran Services Coordinator and Interim Director of Multicultural Affairs, has set up snacks such as churros and Mexican hot chocolate for the students and staff to enjoy. Also, Hawk Radio has played different genres of Spanish music such as Samba, Cumba, Reggae, and Pop.
Here at Hilbert, it is important for the community to acknowledge the many impacts the Hispanics have accomplished. The music, the food, the history, the culture, the arts, faith, and family is what makes the Hispanic culture special. It what makes my culture special. It is honorable that Hilbert College acknowledges that.
Amanda Figueroa is senior at Hilbert College, working on her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. In her spare time, she writes short stories, novels, and most recently, articles for The Scribe.