Chloe is a senior and assistant editor of the Sports and Entertainment section. This is her second year on the Gazette staff.
October 29, 2021
“My ethnicity is Mexican,” Savannah Espinoza, a senior at GBHS, said.
Hispanic Heritage Month allows Espinoza to deepen her understanding of history and culture.
“For me, this month is all about learning more about my past and culture,” Espinoza said.
At home, when Espinoza does celebrate she does so with her family.
“I would say I somewhat celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month,” Espinoza said. “My mom usually is busy but she tries to cook more traditional meals for me and my sister.”
At-home families pay homage to Hispanic Heritage Month, but at school Espinoza noticed a lack of knowledge and a lack of effort to acknowledge other cultures.
“I personally connect with my heritage through my family,” Espinoza said. “But (at school) I feel like there could be more recognition not just for Hispanic Heritage Month but for every heritage month. I feel like some teachers try to talk about it and spread information but for the most part, people are unaware of the month altogether. Even just a small summary showed in every class about Hispanic culture could enlighten a lot more students and staff.”
Moving forward, Espinoza hopes to see a greater appreciation for other cultures on campus.