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Hispanic Heritage Month

Many Hispanic Americans at Steinbrenner celebrate their heritage month through the appreciation of classic cultural dishes. The Tampa Bay area has held numerous events to celebrate the month and continues to do so this year. Photos courtesy of Google.
Many Hispanic Americans at Steinbrenner celebrate their heritage month through the appreciation of classic cultural dishes. The Tampa Bay area has held numerous events to celebrate the month and continues to do so this year. Photos courtesy of Google.

National Hispanic Heritage Month spans from September 15 to October 15, 2023. This month allows for a time of appreciation and recognition of Hispanic Americans and their contribution to our country. A vital way to respect a culture is appreciation of their cuisine, and many Hispanic Americans at Steinbrenner observe this.

“I like to eat bandeja paisa which is a Columbian dish, made of white rice, chicken, or meat with chorizo,” said senior Nicholas De Castro.

Many Hispanic Americans eat certain foods because they grew up with them.

“It’s basically what I grew up eating with my family. My mom and my grandma made [empanadas] for me all the time, so it’s like comfort food,” sophomore Isabella Barfield.

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Food is the focal point of many cultures since it brings comfort and belonging to those who appreciate it, especially during the holidays.

“Around Christmas time we do the Novena, which is where we light candles on the ninth day before Christmas, and read a Bible story every day before Christmas Eve,” said senior Madelyn Valenzuela.

Hispanic Heritage Month brings the celebration of culture throughout America and touches the heart of millions of Hispanic Americans.

“This month means a lot because I’m Hispanic and my parents are from Columbia. It just means that people recognize us as a culture, and a lot of people don’t recognize us as a culture in the United States, and it’s an issue because there’s a lot of Hispanics especially in the Tampa area,” said De Castro.

Clearly, the celebration of such a monumental culture is important to the area and it’s vital to recognize the contributions that Hispanic Americans made to the country.

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Olivia Montgomery, Opinion Editor
My name is Olivia Montgomery and I’m a senior at Steinbrenner. This is my third year on The Oracle and second year as Opinion Editor. At school I’m an active member of NHS, BETA, and Letters of Hope. Outside of school I enjoy going to the beach with my friends and I’m also a competitive dancer. This school year I hope to bring a positive outlook onto issues that affect our school! 
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