It’s important to help light that fire in students, but that can be challenging, industry leaders say. Continue reading How to Spark Interest in STEM
Guys, we need to talk about the impossibly delightful voice cast Pixar has assembled for its latest, Coco. We already knew the Día de muertos film, which was written and directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, was going to feature newcomer Anthony Gonzalez as the young boy Miguel, who finds himself visiting the Land of the Dead. We also knew our beloved Gael García Bernal would be lending his voice to a trickster and Benjamin Bratt to Miguel’s charro idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. But Disney·Pixar finally revealed who else will be joining the Coco cast and, oh man, it’s a beauty of a list. Anyone worrying the film might end up being just a watered down Anglo take on this most colorful of Mexican holidays should rest assured that, at least when it comes to the accented voices you’ll be hearing, Coco is aiming for authenticity. Continue reading Pixar’s Día de Muertos Movie ‘Coco’ Has Revealed Its All-Latino Voice Cast and It’s Awesome
Springfield, Mass. June 7th, 2017— Latino parents are opposed to their children obtaining student loans, listing nine other methods to help pay for college ahead of loans, according to new research from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual).
The Indy 500, held every Memorial Day weekend, is draped in Americana. Thousands of fans attend the “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” decked out in stars and stripes attire. They stand tall when the the colors are presented, take off their hats for the National Anthem and cheer when a colossal American flag makes a lap around the track on a flatbed. Continue reading Draped in Americana, Indy 500 Showcased Latino, International Drivers
Hispanic cultures have always had a major influence on the shaping of the United States, especially with increased immigration from Latin America in recent decades. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that by the year 2100, ethnic minority groups in the United States will make up 60 percent of our country’s population, with the vast majority being Latino.
Continue reading 10 Reasons for Hispanic-American Students to Study Abroad
Micromanufacturing. As soon as I finish typing the word, my Grammarly spell checker promptly underscores it in red and suggests a replacement: “micro-manufacturing.” But this new spelling is about to go mainstream.
Continue reading What is Micromanufacturing?
The Cannes Film Festival, whose red carpet has helped kick-start a thousand careers, held its 70th edition last month. And while the festival’s most overt display of Latino presence may have taken place at its anniversary gala dinner – where a star-studded mariachi singalong took place – the Directors’ Fortnight program also provided a stand out moment: With her feature La defensa del dragón, Natalia Santa became the first Colombian female director to screen at the fest. Continue reading Meet Natalia Santa, the First Female Colombian Director to Screen at the Cannes Film Festival
By Maria O. Alvarez, Common Sense Media
Movies or documentaries with topics that remind us of our traditions and culture are an easy way to entertain our families and spend some time together. They also create an opportunity to talk and share memories. After the movie, ask your kids what they thought.
When California State University, Los Angeles’s Class of 2017 graduated, 70-year-old Berenice Onofre Vásquez was one of its most accomplished members. The Peruvian woman – who arrived in the United States at 21 – received her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership last week, according to NBC News. Though she had already earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing, and a Master of Public Administration from Cal State LA, Berenice wanted to continue pursuing higher education so that she could become a professor. “If I have a doctorate, my words would have more weight,” she told NBC News. “I would have more respect and I can do more.” Continue reading This 70-Year-Old Peruvian PhD Grad Proved It’s Never Too Late to Make Your Dreams Come True