Banda Rorros De La Perrona de Sacramento performed at Sacramento State’s “El Grito” event. UNiQUE and Gamma Zeta Alpha Inc. hosted the concert in honor of Mexican Independence for Sac State’s Hispanic community. Photo taken by Alyssa Branum. Graphic created by Mercy Sosa in Canva. (Mercy Sosa, Alyssa Branum)
Banda Rorros De La Perrona de Sacramento performed at Sacramento State’s “El Grito” event. UNiQUE and Gamma Zeta Alpha Inc. hosted the concert in honor of Mexican Independence for Sac State’s Hispanic community. Photo taken by Alyssa Branum. Graphic created by Mercy Sosa in Canva.

Mercy Sosa, Alyssa Branum

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

September 22, 2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month commenced on Sept. 15, a common anniversary of independence for many Latin American countries, according to the Library of Congress.

The month celebrates the history and culture of “American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America" until Oct. 15.

The State Hornet returns with its Hispanic Heritage Month page to commemorate the Hispanic community at Sacramento State.

Hispanic Heritage Month events

The University Union at Sacramento State Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2021. During regular in-person instruction, students may find the CARES office on the first floor of the University Union in room 1260.

The University Union at Sacramento State Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2021. The "Hermosa Rebeldia Exhibit will be held at the University Union from Sept. 26 to Oct. 20.

The University Union gallery at Sac State will feature artist Xico Gonzalez’s selection of posters in a new exhibit “Hermosa Rebeldia.” Gonzalez will display 15 years of social justice rallies, protests and marches from Sept. 26 to Oct. 20. A special reception will be held Sept. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

UNIQUE and Gamma Zeta Alpha Inc. hosted "El Grito" concert at Serna Plaza on Sept. 16 for Mexican independence day. Watch The State Hornet's video by Julie Blunt and Cristian Gonzalez on the event.

Photos in gallery taken by Alyssa Branum.

State Hornet coverage on the Hispanic community

Digital Editor Mercy Sosa talks to Dr. Alma Flores, an assistant professor of Education at Sacramento State, about the funding Sac State receives for being a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and the lack of Latinx representation in the faculty as a whole.

Watch more by clicking on the video above. For more on this topic listen to The State Hornet Spotlight podcast or read our in-depth article featuring the Hispanic community at Sac State.

Reggaeton icon Daddy Yankee announced his retirement from the music industry via social media mid-March. Spanish editor Laura De la Garza Garcia went around campus to ask students how they think Yankee’s departure will impact the music industry and influence upcoming artists. Click here to see more Daddy Yankee.

Mujeres Ayudando La Raza co-coordinator and third-year anthropology major Lexi Bravo poses in front of a tree outside of the Sac State Library on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Bravo said MAR helps Latinx students become more involved in their community.

Mujeres Ayudando La Raza, which translates to “women helping out the community,” supplied femenine products and scholarships to Sac State students. To read more by Alexis Perales click here.

Sac State second-year chemistry major Luz Ramirez poses across from the on campus bicycle compounds near Sacramento Hall on Monday, Sept.12, 2022. Ramirez said she struggles to have her difficulties as a student validated by her family.

Sac State second-year chemistry major Luz Ramirez poses across from the on campus bicycle compounds near Sacramento Hall on Monday, Sept.12, 2022. Ramirez said she struggles to have her difficulties as a student validated by her family.

Fernanda Garcia is a criminal justice and sociology major at Sacramento State who has faced several mental health challenges while growing up in a Hispanic household.

Prior to attending Sac State, Garcia attended Sonoma State University, a predominantly white school.

“I really went through it because I didn’t feel like I fit in,” Garcia said.

When she would mention to her mom that she hated Sonoma State and how she was feeling depressed and unsure, her mother’s response was “suck it up and get through it,” Garcia said.

For many Hispanic and Latinx students, the ideology that mental health should not be prioritized is instilled from a young age. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), because of this stigma, many Latino households grow up hearing that only “crazy people” receive professional help for mental health issues.

In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported suicide was the seventh leading cause of death among the Hispanic community. Read more here by Itzel Espinoza.

Stephanie Cornejo, a third-year communications major at Sac State sits outside of El Favorito Taqueria on Oct. 3, 2022. Cornejo says she enjoys sitting in the patio area while sipping on an an agua fresca.

Stephanie Cornejo, a third-year communications major at Sac State sits outside of El Favorito Taqueria on Oct. 3, 2022. Cornejo says she enjoys sitting in the patio area while sipping on an an agua fresca.

To commemorate the Hispanic Heritage month celebrations, the State Hornet tried various eateries near Sacramento State and got comments from students.

Check out some of the popular staple dishes near campus by Idaly Valencia here.

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En Español

El mes de la Herencia Hispana está a todo efecto. Los estudiantes de Sacramento State celebraron el primer día con un concierto dedicado al Día de la Independencia Mexicana el 15 de Septiembre con música en vivo y paletas.

Los estudiantes Hispanos recuerdan los remedios caseros que ellos usaban cuando eran niños. La reportera de cobertura en Español, Nancy Rodriguez, encontró que los estudiantes siguen usando la mayoría de los remedios caseros cuando se sienten enfermos.

Reportero de Deportes en Multimedia habla de deportes de Sac State, cubriendo todo lo bueno y malo del reportaje del State Hornet hasta este punto en la temporada. Para ver más hagan clic aquí.

Trabajadores agrícolas del grupo UFW realizaron una marcha desde Delano hasta Sacramento urgiendo al gobernador Gavin Newsom que firmara la ley 2183 que les otorga derechos de votar y de poder formar sindicatos.

Para más noticias de la Universidad Estatal de Sacramento refieran a la página “Spanish” en nuestro sitio web.

Click here to read this story in English.

Mas en Español

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@statehornet Estas son las noticias más recientes de el Avispón del Estado: El resumen de la marcha de los trabajadores agrícolas Las victorias para el equipo de fútbol masculino de Sacramento State. La derrota del equipo de fútbol de Sacramento Republic FC y la expansión de la aplicación Buzly para las Universidades de California. #sacstate #sacramentorepublicfc #buzly #ufw #sacramento #sacramentotiktok #fyp #soccerlife ♬ original sound - The State Hornet

Want to give a look at more past coverage by The State Hornet? Check out our page for Hispanic Heritage Month 2021.

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Mercy Sosa, digital editor

San Diego native Mercy Sosa returns in the fall 2022 semester as the digital editor for a second time at The State Hornet. She is a fourth-year student who joined The Hornet in spring 2020 as a politics beat writer; she later served as news editor for two semesters. She has also freelanced for The Sacramento Business Journal and is the vice president of finance for Sac State’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.








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