Coquito-Masters

The Coquito Master’s

Nothing can turn a family holiday into a group challenge like the sweet blended flavor of coquito. Sleeves get rolled up as bottles of rum fill the kitchen for the prized title of coquito connoisseur. Usually a...
college-fraternities

Do College Fraternities Still Matter?

Recently, some of my friends and I reached a special milestone. April 1st marked the 20th anniversary of the founding of our small chapter of the college fraternity we belong to. Which fraternity doesn’t really...
Puerto-Rico

PR Day Parade – Bandera Bonita o Manchada?

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade. For some of us, it’s practically a national holiday. It’s the one day a year you can set foot in Manhattan and see the flag, hear the songs and see Puerto Rican culture on ...
Cinco-de-Mayo

Cinco de Mayo – The Backstory

While we all know how we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, many of us don't know why we do. For those of us who like to observe the holiday well into the night with a few rounds of Bohemia or Dos Equis, it can appear as...
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Culture Clash – Latino rivalries

Contrary to what some people believe, Latinos are probably the most ethnically diverse group of people in the world. That diversity, unfortunately, comes with its fair share of inter-Latino rivalry and competit...