After a year of inactivity due to the pandemic, Fiesta on Wells returns to Reno to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and recognize the history, traditions, and contribution to American society of Latino communities. In September, several Latin American countries, including Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Chile, celebrate their independence from Spain,… [Read More]
Twelve-year-old Las Vegan, Cynthia Suriano radiated confidence as she danced for the first time on stage the Tunantada, a traditional Peruvian dance, to a melody of wind instruments. Her two braids bounced to the rhythm of the music as she made her way across the platform twirling fluffy tassels assembled together in the colors of… [Read More]
On the patio of a Sparks nightclub, fantastical masks peer from the walls, presided over by an 8-foot-tall figure of La Catrina, the elegant skeleton who presides over the Day of the Dead in Mexico. The colorful creatures and the new venue mark the crossroads of an entrepreneur from Reno and an artist from the… [Read More]
Balikbayan boxes are a traditional shipment Filipino immigrants send to help family members in their home country of the Philippines. According to the 2016 U.S. Census, more than 10,000 Filipinos live in Washoe County.
Falsehoods online spread six times faster than the truth, according to a recent MIT study. For a Hispanic community specifically, the falsehoods and “fake news,” both online and off, tend to center around immigration issues and include false reports of ICE targets, or raids, seeking to arrest undocumented immigrants.
When the mention of diversity pops up, many often look towards different races, genders, and sexualities, but diversity in backgrounds is rarely considered. We all grew up differently and after my meeting with Dr. Pathak, I knew that the differences in how we grew up can affect the perspective we have when working on projects.
Mexicali, Baja California, is a desert valley on the U.S.-Mexican border. Its population of about one million people identify themselves as Cachanillas, or Mexicali natives. Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez spoke with Cachanillas who resettled in Reno, Nevada.
Practicing brujeria gives Mara and Ruelas a closer connection to their past and Latin and indigenous-Central-American heritage.
Robert Apiyo, also known as Prince Nesta, moved to the United States six months ago on a five-year visa to pursue a Master’s Degree at the Reynold’s School of Journalism on a scholarship.
For one day in January, cities across the country hold a point-in-time count to survey the homeless population in their county. In Reno, organizers recently hosted an event to county homeless youths, specifically. They found that the number of 18-to-24 year-olds without a home is on the rise.