Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Ruben Salazar Park in East Los Angeles, California was the sight of the Chicanx Moratorium in 1970. Photo by Jeffrey Barragan

The Chicana/o/x Identity and the 20th Century Movement

Jeffrey Barragan, Opinion Editor October 20, 2021

The Chicanx movement of the 1960’s created solidarity among Mexican-Americans in the Southwest. The movement pursued to change and improve education, politics, and civil rights for Mexican-Americans and Latin Americans during a critical period in United States history. Over the last decade, gender-neutral...

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Arroyo High School in El Monte, California is one of thousands of High Schools in the State that will have to add ethnic studies courses to its curriculum.

Ethnic Studies Will Be in California High Schools, and It’s Mandatory

October 17, 2021

Ethnic studies courses are now a requirement for all high school students in California. On Friday, Oct 8, 2021, Gov. Gavin Newsom passed Assembly Bill AB 101, a bill that makes ethnic studies classes a graduation requirement. California is the first state in the United States to pass a mandatory...

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Mural at Rio Hondo Park in Pico Rivera, California

Hispanic Heritage Month Excludes Parts of Latin America

Jeffrey Barragan, Opinion Editor September 29, 2021

There is something extraordinarily odd about the word “Hispanic” in Hispanic Heritage Month. The word is exclusionary but also ironically Eurocentric during a month-long celebration and recognition of the independence of Latin American countries from European imperialism. The same can be said...

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The Spanish Language is NOT Dying

The Spanish Language is NOT Dying

Olivia Venegas, Opinion / Lifestyles Editor April 6, 2018

My childhood and home life is mainly centered on traditional westernized cultural values by only speaking English and ignoring Mexican traditions. Although, I may not look Hispanic I identify myself as thusly regardless of others judgment. My family threw away their Mexican culture even though their...

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Celebrating ‘Latino heritage month’

Erik Buelna, Calendar Editor October 11, 2012

The Associated Students of Rio Hondo College (ASRHC) helped celebrate Latino Heritage Month by encouraging Rio Hondo College students and staff members to attend events and help support Chicano heritage. The Kick-off Events for Latino Heritage Month occurred on Sept. 19 and 20 from 12:30 p.m. to...

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