Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Students Sent Home During Cinco de Mayo Celebration

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Who knew you could get kicked out of school due to the clothes you wear? On May 5, 2010, five students were sent home because they wore t-shirts with the American flag printed on them, which was offensive to the school’s Mexican-American population. But legally, a school cannot suspend students due to their clothing choices.

So what gives?

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5 Recipes for your School’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

chips-and-salsaIf you are taking a Spanish class, you know that Cinco de Mayo is coming up! For some, it’s a commemoration of the Battle of Puebla in 1862 when the Mexican army defeated French forces. For others, it’s a great excuse to stuff yourself on yummy Mexican food. At my high school, we always celebrated with a school-wide Cinco de Mayo party and everyone brought their favorite dishes to share. If you need some quick and yummy recipes to celebrate the holiday, here are my top cinco (5) favorites! I also work at a Mexican restaurant, so I’m kind of an expert on this whole queso and tortilla thing.

1. Mexican Wedding Cookies – These delicious almond-flavored cookies are rolled in powdered sugar. Recipe Read the rest of this entry »


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