Tag Archives: Organization of Latin American Students

Almuna inspires at 11th Annual Empowering Lives


Jacob Waring — Online Editor Almuna, Cin Martinez was the keynote speaker at the 11th Annual Empowering Lives where she spoke about her life story. Dian BrownAlbert, coordinator of Multicultural Student Activities, said Martinez was chosen due to her relative age to current students and her unique career path. “We selected her also because of her career path. We haven’t

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Cultural film festival kicks off


Jeff Lamson – Special to the Southern News The Latino and Native American Film Festival (LANAFF) showed films that addressed immigration, culture and the advancement of Latino and Native Americans. Wednesday, the last official day of the 8th annual festival was focused on immigration and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The films, “The Dream is Now,” about the DREAM

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Honoring Ecuador at Noche de Gala


Alex Palmieri – News Writer Every year, Southern hosts Noche De Gala, which acknowledges different Latino countries. This year, the country that was highlighted was Ecuador.      Robert Heron, vice president of Organization of Latin American students, said he takes a specific country to express that country’s culture, in attempt to make everyone aware of it. Since an earthquake hit

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Club members reflect on club funding experiences


Melissa Nunez – General Assignment Reporter After emerging from provisional status after one year, Kimberly Petrovic, nursing professor and Club Taekwondo advisor, said launching Club Taekwondo and establishing funding has been nothing but a positive experience. Petrovic said people like Mandi Kuster, interim assistant director for campus recreation, navigated her throughout the entire process and made it manageable. “Kuster, she has just

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