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CSUN students gather for Day of the Dead celebration holding candles and donning skull makeup

Eric Licas

November 3, 2016

After a close friend and schoolmate, Ricardo, died unexpectedly from a heart attack during a middle school P.E. class, Yessica Santana’s mother decided to keep her from attending the funeral because she believed the experience would be too much to handle for the fifth grader. Barred from a chance...

MEChA celebrates Dia de Los Muertos

Photo shows an altar displaying handmade skulls and a paper jackolantern

Michele Rodriguez

October 31, 2016

With Dia de Los Muertos approaching this Tuesday, Moviemiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA) celebrated with their annual Day of the Dead event Friday night. The CSUN Chicanx House was decorated with ofrendas, or altars honoring the dead, made by students. Each altar featured vibrant colors an...

Facts to know about Dia de los Muertos

A Dia de los Muertos

Pilar De Haro

October 26, 2015

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican celebration that some people tend confuse with Halloween. Although the days fall close together, Halloween and Dia de los Muertos are culturally different. The vibrant sugar skulls, decorative alters and pan dulce are part of what brings to life Mexico’s...

Recipes for Dia de los Muertos

A finished sope topped with meat, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.

Pilar De Haro

October 11, 2015

Mexican Dishes for Dia de los Muertos 1) Sopes of ground beef and beans (Soft tostadas topped with meats and veggies) Ingredients: 1 pound of Ground beef Chopped garlic Chopped onion Garlic salt Pepper Oregano 1 small can of tomato sauce 1 small can of “El Pato” sauce 3 potatoes (diced) 3 c...

“Carmen” opens at the Valley Performance Arts Center on Halloween

Gabriela Rodriguez

October 28, 2014 One officer is killed and another is critically hurt in two separate incidents in Southern California. Matador News reporter Briseida Holguin reports on CSUN's preparations for Dia de los Muertos, with Chicana/o Studies Professor Yraina Cervantez, and reporter...

For this year, don’t be a racist for Halloween

For this year, don’t be a racist for Halloween

Calvin Ratana

October 31, 2013

Oh, Halloween. They say it’s fun to dress up and go to Halloween parties. But it isn’t – at least not when there’s rampant cultural appropriation and people dressed up in racist costumes running around everywhere. In this age, that’s exactly what Halloween has turned into: an ugly parade o...

Chicano Studies Department “Dia de los Muertos” celebration to begin Thursday

Clarissa Corona

October 31, 2013

Me.E.Ch.A de CSUN and the Chicano Studies Department will have their annual Dia de los Muertos celebration on Thursday and Friday. The two-day celebration is based on tradition, beginning with the Noche de Ofrenda on Thursday night. Those who made altars to remember those they have lost will be able to ...

CSUN community celebrates Day of the Dead

CSUN community celebrates Day of the Dead

Casey Delich

November 3, 2012

  Community members and CSUN students came together for a chance to celebrate and learn about Dia de los Muertos Friday night. Put on by CSUN students involved with M.E.Ch.A (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan), everyone was invited to partake in and learn about the celebration of D...

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