The Secrets Of The Universe Essay examples

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While on his way to the Student Center in search of some food, Christian Martinez turns the corner and the collection of Latin American books sprawled across the colorful tablecloth featuring dancing skeletons catches his eye. He casually flips through some illustrations until he comes across a striking familiar one.

"This picture reminds me of a story that my mother told me when I was younger," said Martinez.

Students and faculty joined the festivities of El Día de Los Muertos on Nov. 2. This Mexican holiday is a time when friends and family come together to remember, pray for, and honor deceased loved ones. At the event, students participated in some of the popular traditions performed in the weeks leading up to the holiday, such as decorating candy skulls, crafting traditional paper picados, and creating marigolds out of tissue paper. The purpose behind this event, along with the monthly book club discussing Benjamin Sáenz’ Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and presentations about the political climate in places like Puerto Rico, is to educate students about Latin American cultures. This regional focus is part of the Comprehensive Internationalization Plan enacted by Ramapo College and campuses across the nation in an effort to promote internationalization abroad, at home, and in the curriculum.

“There is currently an imperative that is pushing the agenda of higher education to look at what we call internationalization,” said Ben Levy, the…

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