Celebrating Latin Pride

Baruch College’s Latino Heritage Month began in earnest Sept. 1 with music, dancing and fun as students gathered for its opening ceremony, ¡Despierta Baruch!

The event drew students old and new as the smell of empanadas wafted through the Newman Vertical Campus. A line quickly formed around the empanada table, a feature of the event and students were able to taste mushroom, shredded beef and many other flavors of empanadas. Other activities at the opening ceremony included a photo booth with accessories for the students to take pictures together with friends and a DJ booth with Latino music manned by WBMB’s Kevin Zhagui.

The music quickly became the highlight of the event, as students were encouraged to pair off and dance in a competition sponsored by the Latino Heritage Month Committee.