The Mustang Story of the Week: Dia de los Muertos

WNMU's Mariachi Plata performs in Miller Library in celebration of Dia de los Muertos.

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Katia Ibarra of The Mustang student newspaper reported on Dia de los Muertos happenings on campus. Here’s a snippet of her article, but a link to the full story is at the bottom of this post.

On Wednesday, the once quiet and tranquil Miller Library was filled with the rich sounds of Mariachi Plata in commemoration of the Day of the Dead.

The event at WNMU began with a short film created by MEChA to illustrate the significance of the tradition and how it is celebrated in Mexico. Soon after, Mariachi Plata took over the floor and played a set of joyful songs.

Miller Library was also home to altars done by The Center for Gender Equity and Social Justice and the library staff and work studies.

ASWNMU helped pay for some Mexican treats offered at the event and for the sugar skulls for the public to decorate.

Read the full story on The Mustang.

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