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Hispanic Heritage Month highlights the traditions and history of the Hispanic culture and people. One popular topic of Hispanic Heritage Month is the delicious food. According to Study.com, there are many ingredients important in the dishes such as avocados, beans, limes, onions, rice, tortillas, and garlic. Besides the flavorful ingredients, family is another important aspect of the Hispanic culture. Recipes are handed down from each generation including dishes that were cooked over an open fire, steamed, or fried. Family members learn how to make dishes from scratch and keep the beautiful traditions of their culture. According to WebstaurantStore, some popular and cultural Hispanic foods include Tortilla Espanola, Empanadas, Tajadas, Ceviche, Churros, Tacos, Flan and, Tres Leches Cake. These foods are connected to Hispanic countries such as Argentina, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Mexico, and Ecuador. Although these dishes are common among Hispanic cultures, each culture puts its own spin on each dish. For instance, flan is a custard that is common in the Hispanic culture. However, Mexican flan is covered in caramel syrup while Spanish flan has a layer of scorched sugar on the bottom.
Hispanic Heritage Month started September 15th and ends October 15th. During Hispanic Heritage Month, we take time to acknowledge Hispanic culture and the great achievements and successes of popular Hispanic figures. Famous Hispanic figures often include talented vocalists like Selena Quintanilla or Shakira, famous political individuals such as Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, or amazing painters like Pablo Picasso. These influential figures have helped pave the way for the Hispanic Community and shine a positive light on Hispanic culture.
The mental health of Kean students is very important, stress can prevent them from being their best self and can ultimately weigh them down mentally. At Kean University, there are several programs and resources that can assist students with their mental health.
Created on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, Kean Aesthetics is a new organization with much to offer to Kean University students. This club is perfect for artists needing a space to express themselves creatively.
For those looking to showcase their talents, students should consider joining First Love Kean Fellowship. This organization is perfect for students looking to embrace their creative side while worshiping God.
Kean University has hundreds of clubs for students to join as an extracurricular activity. Every organization is unique in its own way and students can always find at least one club that piques their interest. For those in the pre-medical community, there is a newly recognized club where they are sure to fit right in.
Do you have a love and appreciation for music? Are you looking for a place to share that love with others? If so, then students should consider joining Kean’s newest club, Kean Playlist.
Judaism is one of the oldest religions and cultures in the world and Kean University is adamant on providing a place for Jewish and non-Jewish students, alike, to celebrate it. Hillel is present on numerous college campuses worldwide and it strives to inspire, educate and provide students with knowledge about Judaism.
Out of all the clubs and organizations at Kean University, the Hallyu Club truly stands out from the rest. The Hallyu Club is a great place for students looking to embrace Korean pop culture.
With about 20 Greek organizations, Greek Life promotes scholars, involvement and, most importantly, sisterhood and brotherhood. Being in a sorority or fraternity can be extremely time consuming, especially when trying to balance college with Greek life. Two members of the Kean community share their experience with being both a student and a sorority sister.
At Kean University, students come from all different parts of the world. Some are from a different state, county, or even country. For international students, they share their experiences with Kean and how they’ve gotten accustomed to a different culture.
Kean Gospel Choir is a place where students can express their faith through music. Anyone can become a member regardless of their knowledge on gospel music and musical ability.
Leadership, what does it mean? To most it means being responsible, having empathy towards others, and inspiring those around them. Amir Gallashaw, president of Student Government Association possesses all of these qualities.
Some take the college experience for granted because they forget past generations didn't have the same opportunity to attend or finish college. This results in many becoming first-generation college students. While it's a big responsibility, this is also an amazing opportunity for first-generation students.
Kean University offers many sports and intramural options, but there is one club that encompasses both. The Ski and Snowboard Club gives people a chance to explore something new by partaking in winter-based sports. This club is interested in welcoming new members with light and friendly competition.
For Kean community members wanting to share their short stories, poems, photography, and other forms of creative work, Blank Slate is here for you.
The right to vote is something that hasn't always been accessible to everyone but, now that it is, many are not taking advantage of their right. Incoming generations see voting as a chore, thinking it's too hard or too late for them to register. Some even believe their singular vote will not make a change. Kean Voting Squad is here to prove them wrong.
Step into the Liberty Hall Museum and be transported back to a revolutionary-era, as you trace one family’s history through furnishings, decorative arts, clothing, and much more. One of New Jersey’s premier historic locations is located right at Kean and allows for students and staff to take advantage of this amazing experience. Let’s explore together what the Liberty Hall Museum can provide in the way of tours, events, and education.
Final’s week has passed! Now, the Kean community is preparing for commencement or enjoying their summer break before the fall semester. As exciting as the end of the semester is, getting through finals is a key part for all students in their college careers. Here we have some students who will share their experiences and tips for whoever will be taking finals again in the future.
As the weather continues to get warmer, spring sports at Kean are in full swing. With all of our athletics currently having more wins than losses, we have had a successful spring season and only plan on continuing this streak. All of the sports involved have been putting so much hard work and effort into this season, so let’s meet them!