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"Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different."

- Stephen King

Sep 27 Important Male Hispanics in History

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Roberto Clemente

From mid-September to mid-October, people celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by studying the impact Hispanics have had throughout history. Whether male or female, whether in sports, politics, the arts, or entertainment, Hispanics have had a strong impact on events, legislation, and culture. Here is a list of five male Hispanics who have greatly influenced the U.S. and the world:

 
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Sep 21 Adjetivos demostrativos & Pronombres demostrativos

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Grammar Corner

Los adjetivos demostrativos son aquellas palabras que acompañan al sustantivo para marcar la distancia que separa al hablante del objeto, lugar o persona a la cual se refiere. El adjetivo demostrativo concuerda en género y número con el sustantivo al que modifica. Es imprescindible prestarle atención al adverbio de lugar que presenta la oración.

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Sep 20 The Fall / Otoño

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Autumn colors leaves on trees small country lane, Sutton, Suffolk, England, UK. (Photo by: Geography Photos/UIG via Getty Images)

Fall, also known as “autumn,” occurs right after summer and before winter. It begins on the Autumnal Equinox, which is when the sunset and sunrise are about twelve hours apart anywhere in the world. The season ends on the Winter Solstice. Days in the fall get shorter and temperatures begin to drop. In the northern hemisphere, fall takes place between mid-September and mid-November. In the southern hemisphere, fall is opposite, occurring between mid-March and mid-June—when spring has sprung in the northern part of the globe. It is also the time when most schools begin their new school year.

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Sep 19 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

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Old Spanish Fort at Saint Augustine, Florida, 1880s. (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)
Old Spanish Fort at Saint Augustine, Florida, 1880s. (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)

Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage month between September 15th and October 15th every year. This is a time to recognize the contributions of Hispanics to our world’s culture and history as well as to celebrate their lively culture and beautiful language.

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