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Day of the Dead celebration planned

Spanish professor Manuel Apodaca-Valdez shares the flame of his candle with attendees at the university’s celebration of the Day of the Dead. Apodaca-Valdez led students, faculty and visitors in a candlelight walk in front of the Liberal Arts Building, signifying the transition from life to the afterlife. The Day of the Dead celebration, put on by Student Government Association, Spanish Club and the Hispanic Student Union, has had about 100 attendees in past years.

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

Festivities have been set for a Day of the Dead celebration for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Liberal Arts Center lobby. The event will feature a speech by Associate Professor of Spanish Manuel Apodaca-Valdez, a candle procession ceremony and light refreshments. This free event is put on by the College of...

A celebration of life and death

Theresa Holcomb, junior exercise science major, paints faces as a member of the art club for the Day of the Dead celebration Wednesday evening.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

Students shielded their candles trying to keep them lit as the group formed a loose circle.  Even with the wind, the view was still moving. “We made a circle of light to symbolize going from the mortal world to the immortal world where you can visit your dead loved ones,” Joseph Conner sai...

Celebrating the dead

Local dance instructor Heidi Garza leads attendees at the university’s Day of the Dead celebration in a salsa dance. The annual event featured Garza’s Latin dance lessons as a new component of the three-hour celebration in the Liberal Arts Building.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

November 3, 2016

On Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, Gabriela Aguilar feels a connection to her half-sibling Ramses. The sophomore biochemistry major admired the festive display with a friend at the university’s Day of the Dead celebration Tuesday in the Liberal Arts Building. “This is a day that yo...

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