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By Billo Gatzonis

Five Towns College was bursting with Latin culture at the first-ever Latin Night event held on October 8th. The Downbeat Café was transformed into a happening fiesta with colorful decorations representing Hispanic culture as well as what most people looked forward to, the delicious and authentic Hispanic food! Latin Night was a meaningful celebration honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month. Attendees enjoyed playing games as well as watched Latin performers sing, recite poetry, and dance.

Latino music streamed throughout the Downbeat Café as people entered the event and grabbed tasty appetizers. As people took their seats, event hosts Joseph Tejada and Aurelyn Espinal welcomed everyone. Both Tejada and Espinal were very honored to be chosen as the hosts of the first event celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month on campus.

Latin Night Hosts & Mass Comm Students Aurelyn Espinal and Joseph Tejada

Tejada described why he loves being a part of this event, “We get to showcase not only our icons but also our culture, our music, our food, our taste for life. Having this honor to go up there and host a nice show, to show off my culture and a little bit of what we’re about it means a lot to me.”