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Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off at Fresno City College

Photo by: Roseli Morales
Students from Fresno High School Folklórico performing a Mexican Folk Dance, on Thurs. Sep 14, 2023 at the Veterans Square during the Kick-Off of Hispanic Heritage Month at Fresno City College campus.

A kickoff celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month took place at Fresno City College on Sept. 14 during the monthly Club Rush at Veterans Square on campus.

The month marks a time to celebrate, honor and promote Hispanic culture.

Fresno High School Folklórico dancers performed, sharing the beauty of Mexican Folk Dance within our wider community. Club Rush also held booths ready to sign students on while promoting this event.

“It brings me back to my roots. In Mexico, we had this same event called Fiestas Patrias. So I really do love and enjoy this event,” FCC child development major Lidia Rodriges said.

Hispanic Heritage Month promotes unity and encourages students and faculty to participate by learning about Hispanic heritage and history, according to Janice Wong, the senior program specialist at FCC.

Julien Vendeas, a biology major at FCC, said that he appreciates that FCC is taking Hispanic Heritage Month so seriously.

“It’s a big impact on me because it feels like I’m part of both my heritage and my college community,” Vendeas said.

Hispanic Heritage Month also helps students to get involved in various clubs and organizations, enabling them to further develop their leadership and teamwork skills while also celebrating their cultural background.

FCC’s Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off gives various student clubs and organizations the opportunity to showcase their activities, recruit new members, and highlight the diverse range of opportunities available for students.

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Roseli Morales
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Roseli Morales is a very talented and creative individual, attending The Rampage staff Journalism (11A) class this semester at Fresno City College. Since a young age she has been passionate and dedicated about research and finding out the truth. Journalism helps her distribute information in another way of thinking. Her hobbies are running every morning, hiking, going to the gym, reading, playing board games, meditating, and attending wine tasting events. Her interest are researching about the unknown (quantum physics, holographic realities, time traveling, history, science, philosophy, secret societies) for she believes that knowledge is power. Roseli is originally from San Diego California, now experiencing both Fresno and Clovis, her favorite places to visit here so far are Yosemite Park and Shaver Lake. She received her Real Estate license back in 2016, striving in sales while helping those in search of a home. She also published her first book back in 2018, and has yet published more. Roseli is now back in school majoring Physics, absorbing any knowledge she can grasp along the way. Her greatest dream’s are to build a time machine, receive a Nobel prize, and try to help the world to become a better place.

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