Día de los Muertos: Students celebrate Latino culture

Columbia’s Latino Alliance organization served up student musical performances, artwork and tacos at its Día de los Muertos celebration Oct. 27 at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a holiday observed in Mexico and other Latin-American countries meant to honor the spirits of the dead. Adriana Baca, Latino Alliance president and sophomore cinema and television art major, said she hoped the event would share part of the Mexican and Latino cultures with the Columbia community in a way that’s fun for students, adding “This is a celebration of life.”