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Latina Sisters’ Soccer Talent Energizes College Team

Latina Sisters’ Soccer Talent Energizes College Team

By Bill Sarno CTLatinoNews In the team photo for the 2014 Connecticut College women’s soccer team, sisters Nicole Medina and Michelle Medina stand like bookends at the opposite edges of the group. However, on and off the field, the two first-year students from Hartford are usually a lot closer. They are twins, but not identical.

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Hispanic Fans Key To Growth Of Boxing And Mixed Martial Arts

By Brian Woodman CTLatinoNews.com We know boxing has long been a popular sport among Hispanics, with such well known Latinos in the ring as Carlos Ortiz in the ‘60s, Hector ‘Macho” Camacho and Miguel Cotto, whose fight at Madison Square Garden remains one of the top ticket sellers of all times. But in recent years,

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Latina Cake Maker Creates Incredible (Edible) Art

Annika Darling CTLatinoNews.com In seven years, Hope Looney has seen her cake business skyrocket. In her first year Looney made 30 wedding cakes. This year, she will make 425. Looney is the owner of JCakes, a gourmet custom-order bakery in North Haven, CT. Being a business owner comes with numerous challenges, says Looney, but being

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Latina Executives Join In To Raise Funds For Domestic Violence Victims

CTLatinoNews.com In one of the few all-women golf tournaments in the state, more than 100 golfers hit the links last week to show their support for domestic violence survivors and the programs that assist them. Together, golfers and sponsors brought in $33,000 during the event. Proceeds will be divided evenly between Community Renewal Team and

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UCONN Study: Puerto Rican Foods Preserve Cultural Identity

CTLatinoNews.com A long-term study by two ethno-botanists demonstrated that people retain culinary customs years after they migrate, and identified key foods that are emblematic of a community’s culinary conservation. The two-part study by UConn alum David W. Taylor ’94 (CLAS), now an assistant professor of biology at the University of Portland, and his former professor

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