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Op-Ed: Disaggregate the diaspora

Our campaign, Disaggregate the Diaspora, is based on the fundamental truth that those in positions of power—not at Wash. U., not anywhere—cannot serve students while generalizing individual diasporas into these wide labels.

Ranen Miao, Class of 2023 | Christian Monzon, Class of 2022 | Jessica Yu, Class of 2021

Just a dream, 2020 Carnaval canceled

Every year Washington University students fill Edison Theatre for one of four cultural shows; this year that won’t be the case.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

There’s no place like home: Carnaval 2019

This past weekend, the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) hosted Washington University’s 20th annual Carnaval at the Edison Theatre. The show simultaneously shed light on difficult realities facing the Latin American community and celebrated the vibrant, multidimensional Latinx culture. This year’s show was titled “Home.”

Madelyne Quiroz | Contributing Writer

ALAS spotlights student talent at El Mercado

Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) hosted its biggest annual philanthropic event, El Mercado, this past Saturday at the Clocktower. Each year ALAS chooses a different benefactor that support the Latin American community and donates the proceeds of El Mercado towards that cause.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

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

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