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Cherry-picking Mexican holiday proves to be culturally insensitive

Sammy Jo Cienfuegos, Viewpoints Editor

November 6, 2019

Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, is a predominantly Mexican holiday that celebrates the souls of deceased loved ones. The holiday is celebrated from Oct. 31-Nov. 2, allowing ample time for families to welcome...

Animated Day of the Dead-themed movie is cheesy yet lovable

Staff Writer

October 27, 2014

“The Book of Life” is supposed to be seen as a Halloween movie, but it’s not like other animated classics like “A Nightmare Before Christmas.” It lightly touches on Halloween, making it a film that can be shown at any time o...

Dia de los Muertos a vibrant Austin celebration


November 12, 2013

Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead (or sometimes referred to as All Souls’ Day), may sound and appear to be somewhat chilling from the name and the sight of dancing skeletons and embellished skulls, but it is quite the oppos...

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