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USU Marks Day of the Dead with Procession Across Campus

Herald Journal Thursday, Nov. 02, 2017

Utah State University students and others sang Spanish songs to the sounds of acoustic guitar and brass on Thursday as they marched on campus to mark Day of the Dead. The procession honoring the Mexican holiday, which is commonly celebrated by Latino populations in the United States, was organized by the USU Latinx Creative Society and included several people who have participated in years past as well as some newcomers. ... Crescencio López González, USU assistant professor of Spanish, talked about the meaning of Day of the Dead. “Death is the ultimate equalizer of every individual,” González said. “From the point of view of Latinos, it is something not to be afraid of and to be celebrated. … Day of the Dead is also a reminder that life is fragile. … You can die the next day, in an instant, any moment, and be gone forever.” ... González said it was important to share Day of the Dead with the campus community and general public.

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