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Commentary: It’s not Cinco de Drinko

<i>Commentary</i>: It’s not Cinco de Drinko
Mariela Patron, News Editor As a Mexican-American, every year I have witnessed people abuse Cinco de Mayo as a way to fully embrace every Mexican stereotype and march the streets with their sombreros, bright colored ponchos and tequila in hand. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day and it is a bigger deal in America than in Mexico. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration... 

Faculty lecture focuses on second language acquisition

Faculty lecture focuses on second language acquisition
For his lecture “Language Immersion: Psychological Implications,” Justin Saldana, associate professor of education, spoke about immersing himself in French language when he traveled to France during his Sabbatical last year. Saldana, who is originally from Mexico, told his audience that immersion is the best way to learn a foreign language. / photo by Stephanie Ball Erica Maurice Staff Writer Monday’s... 

Student shares Mexican traditions

Katie Madden Arts Editor Students, faculty and members of the International Student Organization gathered to discuss the culture, history and traditions of Mexico at the ISO’s lecture series, “Focus.” Dia Romero, a junior international business and language major and member of ISO, gave a presentation about her home country to an intimate audience in the Campus Center April 12. Romero began her... 

ULV celebrates Grito De Dolores

ULV celebrates Grito De Dolores
Sept. 15 marked the bicentennial celebration of Mexican independence. Bachata Caliente dancers Leslie Ferreira and Jorge Contreras celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain in Sneaky Park. Ferreira and Contreras performed a Bachata-style dance for students. The dance style is a tradition in many Latin American countries, and is about experiencing a reawakening. / photo by Warren Bessant Jason D.... 

Commentary: Mexico City brings culture, not fear

<i>Commentary</i>: Mexico City brings culture, not fear
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor When my parents first told me that we were going to take a family vacation to Mexico City, I got a nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach. All I had heard from the media, other family members and my boss was how dangerous Mexico City was and how a different American was getting kidnapped and held for ransom every other week. Co-workers were telling me to be careful and... 
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