Author: Maricel Evangelista

Bachata Fest draws hundreds to UCCU Center

Multicultural Student Services hosted Bachata Fest to share Latino culture through dance at the UCCU Center, March 31. Bachata is a genre of Latin American music, which originated in the Dominican Republic and has indigenous and African musical elements. Bachata has become one of the most popular styles of Latin music. Bachata fest started many years ago, when a UVU student, Marcelina Zamora, organized Unidos Saldremos Adelante (USALO) as a club. Members of the club expressed their interest in wanting to bring and share their culture on campus. They started with small events in the Grande Ballroom, but no...

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UVU celebrates Chinese New Year of prosperity and wealth

Every year, UVU has one of the most beautiful and traditional festivals that represents the welcoming of the Chinese New Year and the beginning of a new life for the Asian community. UVU International Student Council and UVU Chinese club brought the Chinese New Year celebration to the Grande Ballroom Friday, Feb. 16. The Chinese New Year 2018, also known as the Spring Festival, has a 4,000-year-old history where families welcome the spring station and farmers get ready for the cultivation of the land. It starts at the beginning of February and it is governed by the traditional lunar...

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Dancing inspires success among young professionals

In today’s world, many students must work hard in order to study well, maintain a good GPA and receive scholarships. But there is one small group of students who have an extracurricular activity that makes them different. They are the people who can fly without wings; they are the professional dancers at UVU. Repertory Ballet Ensemble and Ballroom Dance Company are two of the dance companies on campus. They are known for their pulchritude and sophisticated coordination that every professional dancer must have. Even though they are graceful and good at their art, many dancers struggle with balancing work,...

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Keep calm and dance Bachata

UVU hosted one of the biggest Latin college parties in Utah called “Bachata Fest”. More than 2,000 people from different cultures and nationalities came to enjoy, dance, make new friends, compete and maybe even fall in love at the UCCU Center Friday, Sept.19. Bachata Fest is under the management of Katty Perez, assistant director of Multicultural Student Services and is club advisor of Unidos Saldremos Adelante (USALO). “The main purpose is to provide a space for the community in general. We validate and unify our Latin culture through dance. With the money raised through the sale of tickets, we...

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