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ALAS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), an affinity group and support network for Hispanic and Latinx students at Washington University, programmed several events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and welcome new students to the organization.

Karina Garza | Contributing Reporter

Association of Latin American Students explores its roots in WU history

The meeting focused on the meaning of being Latinx, the history of ALAS’ involvement in the lives of Latin American students’ lives at Wash. U. since the group’s start in 1991 and how the group’s role has changed since then.

Quincy Schmechel | Contributing Writer

Students establish affinity group for women of color in Greek life

Two members of Chi Omega established Sisters of Color, an affinity group for women of color in Washington University Greek life organizations, which held its first meeting last week.

| Staff Reporter

Carnaval 2018: Celebrating unity and diversity across Latin American cultures

Over the weekend, Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) hosted its 19th annual Carnaval—a celebration of Latinx culture and recognition of intersectional issues for the Latin American community—titled “Unidad.”

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Op-ed submission: An open letter to ALAS

As members of the Washington University community, we find ourselves heartbroken and disappointed in the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)–the one resource designed for students like us.

Laura Delgado and Mario Davila | Class of 2018

Association of Latin American Students protests end of DACA program

The Association of Latin American Students organized a peaceful protest against the Trump Administration’s proposal to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Friday, Sept. 22.

Jessica Bigley | Contributing Reporter

Op-ed submission: Imposed Limites

We were allocated $0 out of $4251.25 appealed for buses, speaker, food and DJ. We watched for over an hour as our event was shredded to pieces.

Itzel Lopez | Class of 2018

Carnaval to reflect upon political climate, commemorate 25 Years of ALAS

This weekend, Carnaval will offer the Washington University community a slice of Latinx culture through music, dancing and a skit that reflects upon current issues facing Latin America.

| Theater Editor

Latinx community gathers to discuss accomodations

The Association of Latin American Students hosted a gathering Wednesday night for both those who identify as Latinx and those who were interested in learning more.

Bailey Winston | Contributing Reporter

Latinx program proposal denied despite growing student population

The most recent attempt to lay the groundwork for the establishment of a Latinx studies program was shot down by administrators earlier this month, leaving some of its proponents unsure as to why.

| Senior News Editor