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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...

Student panel shares experiences growing up Latinx

Student panel shares experiences growing up Latinx

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018

A panel consisting of seven Latinx students was held to discuss experiences growing up as Latinxs Thursday night. The Latin American Student Organization, the Latin American Studies, the Department of Foreign Languages and the Latino Heritage Celebration Committee held the panel in the Charleston/M...

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...

Latin American dances to be taught for Latin Heritage Month

Staff Report

October 5, 2017

Students can learn traditional Latin American dances from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Krishna Thomas, an admissions specialist in the Office of International Students and Scholars, will be teaching dances such as the salsa, merengue...

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...

Students share experiences in Latin America

Students share experiences in Latin America

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 18, 2017

  Five presenters shared their study abroad experiences in a panel called “From the Eyes of Latinos” in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union as part of Latin Heritage month. Alysh Oetzel, junior foreign languages and communication disorders and sciences double major, spent four...

LASO to celebrate Latin Heritage Month

Staff Report

September 17, 2017

In honor of Latin Heritage Month, which started on Friday, multiple registered student organizations and departments around campus are coming together for a variety of events. These are all events that give the Eastern community the chance to learn more about Latin culture, all while supporting the...

Latin Heritage Month celebration begins

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 14, 2017

Multiple registered student organizations and departments around campus are coming together to celebrate Latin Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Jessica Rodriguez, Latin American Student Organization public relations person, said this month is for Latinos to share their culture, including herself. “It’s...

LASO to host rally in support of DACA

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 7, 2017

A rally to support the immigration policy Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and DACA recipients is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday in Morton Park. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump ordered an end to DACA, a program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation, according to the New Yor...

Multicultural RSOs to welcome students

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

August 21, 2017

  Multicultural organizations will welcome students back to campus and introduce them to their culture at the minority faculty, staff and student reception. The reception will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Ballroom, and there will be ice cream,...

LASO to offer a taste of Latino heritage

Alex Seidler, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2016

A taste of the Latin-American heritage through music and dance is at the forefront of the Latin American Student Organization’s mission to bring cultural awareness to the campus and community. This night of dancing to Latin music is opened to all students at “Vamos A Bailar” on 9 p.m. Saturday...

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