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8 must-haves for your Dia de los Muertos altar

Here is a quick guide to set up your own Dia de los Muertos altar
Ian Tapang, Staff Writer November 1, 2018
Contrary to the spooky vibes that Halloween brings, Dia de los Muertos is a celebratory event that should not be confused for the Mexican version of Halloween.
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Halloween week events continue in San Diego

Halloween falls on Hump Day, but the city won’t be dead.
Brian Mohler, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 30, 2018
Halloween falls on Hump Day, but the city won’t be dead. Here is a list of upcoming Halloween and Dia de los Muertos events on and around the City College campus.
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Students had the opportunity to get their faces painted in the cafeteria for the Day of the Dead celebration on Oct. 29. Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

ASG Halloween Festival packs Gorton Quad

A day of crafty costumes, celebrating the dead and joining a new club
Destiny Ortiz November 12, 2015

The cafeteria was taken over by carefully crafted altars and outside by club stands as the Halloween Festival, Dia de los Muertos and Club Rush all took place in Gorton Quad on Oct. 29. Women, children...

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Students create crepe paper flowers to adorn Dia de los Muertos altars during the Oct. 30 event in the cafeteria. Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

Celebrating the dead

Kenan Jackson November 19, 2014

Living near the border doesn’t come without a cultural benefit. In this case San Diego gets to share with Mexico one of their most picturesque traditions: the celebration of Dia de los Muertos or Day...

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Carnival goers had the chance to get their face painted by members of the Cosmetology department at the ASG sponsored Halloween carnival Oct. 30 Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

Students celebrate Halloween at ASG sponsored carnival

Kenan Jackson November 5, 2014

Decorated as an old graveyard with tombstones and spiderwebs, over 200 students, faculty and children gathered in Gorton Quad to celebrate the Associated Students Government sponsored Halloween Carnival...

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One of many different altars that were on display in the cafeteria to commemorate Dia de Los Muertos. Altars and offerings are created to honor loved ones who have perished. Michelle Moran, City Times.

City celebrates and honors the dead

Torrey Spoerer November 13, 2013

The Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is a traditional Mexican holiday celebrated on the first two days of the month of November. The City College Language Department, in collaboration with faculty...

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Face painting for all ages

Face painting for all ages

veronica gaeta October 31, 2013

Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated on the first and second days of November. The holiday represents rebirth for deceased loved ones and is a celebration held to acknowledge...

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