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Alex Ramirez is a freelance writer from the mysterious land of Lawrence, MA. His work has appeared in Spare Change News and Dig Boston. He is currently enrolled in Pine Manor College's MFA program for Creative Writing.

Stories by Alex Ramirez

Hispanic Heritage Month: The Good, The Bad, and the Embarassing

We’re in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month, one of the most annoying times of the year for many Latinos. Starting September 15 and ending October 15, the month originally started off as a single week back under Lyndon Johnson in 1968, but Ronald Reagan expanded it to a month in 1988. The timeframe seems based on the fact that many Latin America countries celebrate their independence on days between September 15 and 18. More