Bienvenidos a Hispanic Heritage Month!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Wrangler will be exploring everything from the tastes of the culture to the lasting influence of the Spanish-speaking community.

By Delaney Marrs, Online Editor, Staff Writer

In the days leading up to September 15, a torch makes its way from Guatemala through El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras before finally reaching Costa Rica. In 1821, this passage was traced not by a flaming torch, but by the embers of news; the whole of Central America had officially gained independence from Spanish rule. 

With the celebration of Central American independence, September 15 kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month. That leaves thirty-one days from September 15 until October 15 to celebrate the history, culture, and influence of American citizens with roots in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 

With so much to celebrate, there hardly seems to be enough time.