The Daily Eastern News

Dia de los Muertos to raise cultural awareness around Eastern

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

October 31, 2018

Eastern’s annual Dia de los Muertos celebration will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the University Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The University Board, the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), the Foreign Language Department, the Spanish Club, Alpha Psi Lam...

Students celebrate Day of the Dead with traditions, dancing, altars and food

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

October 31, 2017

  To honor deceased loved ones, the University Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union was transformed into a Day of the Dead celebration, featuring traditional dances, an altar and face painting. The Mexican tradition was brought to Eastern’s campus to educate students on...

Day of the Dead to teach culture, celebrate life

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

October 30, 2017

Latino registered student organizations will turn the Grand Ballroom into a fiesta for Día de los Muertos from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Although this coincides with the American holiday of Halloween, Julisa Bautista, president of the Latin American...

LASO to teach children about Día de los Muertos

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 28, 2017

The Latin American Student Organization will introduce Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, to children by reading them picture books, explaining the holiday’s history as well as making sugar skull masks. As part of the Booth Library’s ‘Story Time’ series, LASO will read 10 a.m. Saturday...

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