TCU’s United Latino Association hosts last Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

first_imgAlana Wynn TCU organizations promote suicide prevention awareness Alana Wynn ReddIt Facebook printTCU’s United Latino Association hosted their last Hispanic Heritage Month event that featured cultural education and activities.The celebration took place at Frog Fountain on Thursday, October 12, and featured a mariachi band, a dance instructor, food and a variety of booths. The booths included activities such as piñata building, face painting, a soccer goal and cultural trivia.“I think it’s our way to promote the culture, just because we are a small group on campus,” Laura Ortega, a junior economics major and co-treasurer of the ULA said. “It’s our way to kind of spread awareness.”Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. It was officially enacted into law on Aug. 17, 1998. Earlier this month, the ULA hosted a loteria game night and a Stories of Success event, where a panel of four different people of Hispanic backgrounds working in four different professions spoke to students about their experiences as Latino college students.Alex Avila, a junior child development major, and Jordan Cole, a junior English and education major attended the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on October 12. (Photo courtesy of Lana Wynn.)“I think it’s good to kind of have tangible examples of culture, especially like the music going and all the food,” Jordan Cole, a junior English and education major said. “It attracts people to come and kind of experience the culture and see more than what they would just typically see on TV or if they read books.”Ortega said that events like this that are out in the open with music and food can attract the attention of students and help the cultural celebration not go unnoticed.Alex Avila, a junior child development major who attended the event, said it was a great time to socialize and learn more about different cultures. TCU Student Veterans Alliance hangs yellow ribbons to celebrate Veterans Day The road to opioid abuse: Prescription drugs TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Linkedin Previous articleOpinion: Eight burger joints to try in Fort WorthNext articleNo. 6 TCU triumphs over Kansas State to become bowl eligible Alana Wynn RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alana Wynn TCU College Republicans host Coffee with Cops event to promote positive relations between students and law enforcement Alana Wynn Twitter ReddIt Mariachi band performing at the ULA’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Thursday, October 12. (Photo courtesy of Lana Wynn.) Facebook Lana Wynn is a senior journalism major from McAlester, Oklahoma. Alana Wynn last_img

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