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Author Heide Castañeda presents narrative on mixed families living along the border

Attentive audience members listen to Castañeda as she presents her findings about mixed families.

Laura Quiceno, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

Guilford College is a campus with a wide range of students that come from different backgrounds and the diversity is very notorious. Many of the students are enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which “gives young undocumented immigrants protection from deportation and...

HUG hosts Día de los Muertos festival

Navya Belavadi, News Editor

November 18, 2019

When all the excitement from Halloween died down, the Hispanos Unidos de Guilford (HUG) revived the fun by celebrating Day of the Dead, translated to Dia de Los Muertos, on Nov. 2. “Many people have the misconception that Dia de Los Muertos is another name for how Mexicans celebrate Halloween,” ...

HUG wins awards at Latinx student conference

Hispanos Unidos de Guilford leaders attended the 2019 Southeastern LatinX Student Leadership Conference April 12-14 at Western Carolina University, where the club was honored with two awards.//Photo Courtesy Hispanos Unidos de Guilford

Sarah Taylor, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

As Guilford’s 2018-19 school year was coming to end, Hispanos Unidos de Guilford  (HUG) members were celebrating two awards the club received at the 2019 Southeastern LatinX Student Leadership Conference (SL-SLC), held April 12-14 at Western Carolina University (WCU) in Cullowhee, North Carolina. HUG...

Banquet held to honor 32nd Women’s History Month

Navya Belavadi, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

“Today we are here to celebrate women,” said junior Kendra Guzman, president of Hispanos Unidos de Guilford (HUG). “We are here to celebrate all women. We are here to celebrate trans women, those who identify as non-binary and all who identify as women.” In celebration of Women’s History...

Guilford College News in Brief

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Yunah Kim, News Editor

January 18, 2019

Environmental Justice Speaker Tracey Edwards visits campus On Monday, Jan. 14 in King Hall B26, Environmental Justice Speaker Tracey Edwards visited the environmental anthropology course in discussion of environmental racism and environmental justice in North Carolina. Edwards has been campaigning...

HUG Welcome Back Celebration epitomizes diversity

HUG Welcome Back Celebration

Kiran Soma and Janavi Mehta

September 7, 2018

Happy. The one word chosen by Jemima Adisa ‘18 to describe Hispanos Unidos de Guilford. HUG’s Welcome Back Celebration was held on Wednesday, August 29 in the MCR room in King Hall. The event was filled with welcoming faces, authentic Hispanic food and light guitar music played by sophomore Moe...

Cesar Chavez banquet celebrates Farmworkers Awareness Week, labor

Yunah Kim, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018

“It’s ironic that those who till the soil, cultivate and harvest the fruits, vegetables and other foods that fill your tables with abundance, have nothing left for themselves,” read the quote from Cesar Chavez, a civil rights activist and labor leader who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association...

HUG honors Latinx Heritage Month, talks DACA

The annual Latinx Banquet took place on thurs. Sept. 26, 2017 in the Carnegie room at Hege library. During the opening speech Irving Zavaleta Jimenez ‘08 quoted Cesar Chavez, “This fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people” which left an impact on the attendees of the banquet. The event was filled with music, food, information about the Latinx culture and ongoing conversations around DACA. // Photo by Fernando Jiménez/The Guilfordian

Fernando Jiménez, Managing Editor

October 6, 2017

“Right now, many communities of color are suffering, and the Latinx community is no exception,” said Irving Zavaleta Jimenez ’08 during his welcoming speech. “This banquet could not come any sooner. Tonight we have a space to breathe and be in community with each other.” In celebration of...

Tango show celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

Aarushi Ahuja, Staff Writer

October 22, 2016

The sounds of tango-loving Martians, empowering Latina stories and comical lyric twists, all in an exciting celebration of Hispanic culture. On the night of Sept. 29, the Carnegie Room in the Hege Library was filled with tango tunes and a wide range of stories expressed through one encompassing genre...