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Suggestions disrespect diversity

Last week the University celebrated Hispanic Serving Institutions Week, HSI, which was designed to promote discussion of Hispanic culture and heritage. As one of the week’s activities, students were encouraged to contribute to the “Question Board” in the Campus Center and answer the question, “Thinking about your culture, race and heritage, how does ULV support or not support your sense of... 

LSF event celebrates Hispanic culture

Kellie Galentine Assistant Life Editor The sound of Cumbia music could be heard on Monday in Sneaky Park where the Latino Student Forum hosted a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Students gathered to eat enchiladas, churros, beans and rice as the celebration went on. Mexican style decorations adorned the area and students enjoyed each other’s company. “It’s Cinco de Mayo, it’s a Mexican tradition... 

Students step to the beat of unity

Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Latino Student Forum kicked off its first dance of the semester filled with modern Spanish songs, Spanish classic tunes and refreshments to cool off students dancing along to DJ Bobkatt. With time-honored songs such as “Suavemente” by Elvis Crespo and “Escandalo” by Sonora Dinamita, around 60 dance attendees showed their best moves as they moved along with the... 

Dancing to diversity’s beat

Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer The Latino Student Forum and Black Student Union had its third annual “Two Beats, One Rhythm” event on March 28 at the Campus Center, where both cultures came together as one. For the past three years, LSF and BSU have collaborated to bring an event where students learn about the Latin and African American culture. Rosana Chavez, president of LSF, said LSF and BSU got together... 

Talent show fundraiser

Talent show fundraiser
Sophomores Eric Torres, Kayla Hockman and Juan Mejia Semental perform the song “Everything Has Changed” by Taylor Swift at the Phi Sigma Sigma and Latino Student Forum talent show Nov. 14 in the Campus Center. For the last five years, the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and the Latino Student Forum put on a talent show as a fundraiser. Half of the proceeds go towards the Neddie Memorial scholarship and... 

Happenings

‘Site’ The Harris Art Gallery presents “Site,” an exhibition featuring web design art from Chad Attie and Bettina Hubby. The exhibition will run through Dec. 4. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. ‘Urinetown: The Musical’ The theatre arts and music departments present “Urinetown: The Musical,” directed by three-time Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award winner... 

Dia de los Muertos serves as day of remembrance

Tennille Wright Staff Writer The DJ spins cumba and meringue music while people dance under the stars in celebration of Dia de los Muertos, a day that remembers the lives of deceased family and friends. “I didn’t know what to expect but it’s fun, the music is really good,” Amelia Parra, freshman biology major, said. Ashley Cole, junior psychology major and multicultural chair for CAB, said... 

Event marks Mexican milestone

Event marks Mexican milestone
Ibis Cordero, Ramon Montoya and Ana Hernandez dance in celebration of Mexican independence from Spain. The celebration traditionally begins with the ringing of a bell and the Mexican President shouting “¡Vivá Mexico!” at 11 p.m., at the National Palace in Mexico City. The Latino Student Forum hosted the fiesta in Sneaky park last Thursday. / photo by Scott Mirimanian John Bottala Staff Writer The... 

Happenings

‘The Last Five Years’ “The Last Five Years,” a play directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Carol Stephenson, will show at 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Tickets cost $5, or $3 for students. Student Recital Support fellow classmates during a Student Recital from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. The event will take place inside the University Chapel. Admission is free. Las... 

Students remember ‘los muertos’

Branden del Rio News Editor As some may already know, Halloween is not a widely celebrated holiday in Mexico. What is widely celebrated is Dia de Los Muertos on Nov. 2. And to honor the holiday, the Latino Student Forum set up a traditional altar. Beginning on Wednesday, the LSF set out two tables on the corner of Third and C Street. The ornately decorated tables were used as both an altar and a writing... 
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