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Attendees surrounding the piñata at El Grito as one participant attempts to break it open. The celebration of Latino Heritage Month will continue through mid-October, with events planned over the next month by the Latino Resource Center.

‘Identities Beyond Borders’ explained in Latino studies lecture

By Nyah Nowakowski, News Reporter | September 22, 2022

Latino Heritage Month began Sept. 15 and lasts for a whole month to celebrate the past generations’ traditions and accomplishments who came from Mexico, Spain, Central and South America.  NIU has begun celebrating Latino Heritage Month. The Latino...

Freshman Tatum Dale (left), student staff assistant at GSRC Trevon Smith (middle) and assistant director of Women and Gender programs Ariel Owens (right) participate in A Full Color Moment, Latinx edition. (Caleb Johnson | Northern Star)

The GSRC hosts Latino Heritage Month event

By Caleb Johnson, Senior Lifestyle Writer | September 19, 2022

Students and staff gathered Thursday in the Holmes Students Center to unwind, color and learn more about Latino figures in the LGBTQ+ movement. “A Full Color Moment, Latinx Edition'' was an event organized by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center,...

Guest speaker discussed Latin American history Thursday

By Franz Varga | October 11, 2012

Eric Van Young displayed his knowledge of Latin American history at the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies on Thursday. Van Young, a professor from the University of California, San Diego, gave a seminar on the decolonization of Mexico. He then...

Students comment on the meaning of being Latino

Students comment on the meaning of being Latino

By Jessica Cabe | October 10, 2011

Teatro Americano is Spanish for American theater. The professional ensemble from Teatro Americano, a part of Latinos Progresando, performed the original play Equanimity in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building. With October being Latino...

NIU celebrates Mexico’s independence

By Jeremy Piscoran and David Matz | September 14, 2010

Latino Heritage Month at NIU will kick off with an event, El Grito, named after the speech in which the first leader of Mexico, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, called the people to rise up against Spain. Mexican Independence Day is a celebration of...