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Rutgers Students Share Reflections for Hispanic Heritage Month

An illustration of colorful square blocks with a large rectangular red block in the front with the words Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month

For Hispanic Heritage Month, we asked students to share brief essays reflecting on their identity. In their own words, students shared stories about the importance of preserving their native language, the challenge of being a non-English speaker in school, and the lessons they’ve learned from embracing their culture, their native food and their families. Here is what they had to say.

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