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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Student Activities Office collaborated with UniDos, one of Loyola's co curricular clubs that works to educate the Rambler community on Latin American cultures, to create opportunities for Ramblers to learn about and celebrate Hispanic heritage.
From September 15 to October 15, Student Activities used its Instagram platform to feature important figures in Hispanic culture such as chemist Mario J. Molina, Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and astronaut Ellen Ochoa. Bulletin boards around the school shared inspirational quotes and additional information regarding the accomplishments and impact of Hispanic leaders, authors, politicians and more. Daily announcements showcased a curated collection of music and facts to expose students to different aspects of Hispanic culture. In friendly competitions, Ramblers were able to show off their new knowledge with a weekly Kahoot, an online quiz competition.

To conclude the month-long celebration, students had the opportunity to make their own Guatemalan worry doll in the Piazza using yarn, thread and other craft supplies. Legend has it that children tell their worries to the dolls and place them under their pillow at night. By morning, the dolls have gifted them with the wisdom and knowledge to eliminate their worries.
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