first_imgTRESPASSING- OCCUPIED STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT 42 34 9/21/2020 TRESPASSING- FAIL TO LEAVE PROPERTY UPON ORDER BY OWNER CONFIDENTIAL 9/19/2020 28 JACKSON, MARVIN LORENZO 9/18/2020 ALTAMONTE SPRINGS 26 9/19/2020 CONFIDENTIAL UPDIKE, JON MICHAEL DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH- BAL OF .15 OR HIGHER ACCOMPANIED BY PERSON UNDER 18 YOA SECOND CNV BATTERY- TOUCH OR STRIKE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) BATTERY- COMMIT DOMESTIC BATTERY BY STRANGULATION 49 CONFIDENTIAL DAMAGE PROP-CRIM MISCH- $1000 OR MORE ORLANDO AGGRAV ASSLT-WEAPON- WITH A DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL 9/21/2020 UPDIKE, JON MICHAEL 9/18/2020 26 APOPKA APOPKA VELA, LAZARO 9/18/2020 RESIST OFFICER- OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE CONFIDENTIAL RESIST OFFICER- OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE ORLANDO APOPKA 9/17/2020 9/18/2020 ORLANDO 9/19/2020 AGGRAVATED BATTERY CONFIDENTIAL 9/18/2020 35 34 RESIST OFFICER- OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE BYRD, KANIELAS CADILLAC Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 BURGLARY- OF CONVEYANCE (NO PARTS) UNARMED WO PERSON INSIDE 28 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 21 GRIFFIN, LARRY J VELA, LAZARO APOPKA APOPKA 30 9/19/2020 ORLANDO 54 BURGLARY- OF CONVEYANCE (NO PARTS) UNARMED WO PERSON INSIDE EDWARDS, CHIMIRA SUNSIL RESIST OFFICER- OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE TRESPASSING- STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE NOE, JEREMIAH JAMES JACKSON, MARVIN LORENZO DRUGS-POSSESS- POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE APOPKA APOPKA 25 STROMAN, MICHAEL SEDRICK ORDONEZ-CANALES, ORLENE RAFAEL TAGSAPDApopka Police DepartmentArrest Report Previous articleOrange Co. Neighborhood Services hosts free virtual community conferenceNext articleAAA: Florida gas prices drop 4 cents Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ORLANDO 27 9/19/2020 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply WILCZYNSKI, KIMBERLY DEVON DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS- AND OR USE 21 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter CONFIDENTIAL 9/19/2020 9/19/2020 APOPKA CITY ORDINANCE – ALCOHOL-POSSESS OR CONSUME IN PUBLIC 35center_img 9/18/2020 9/19/2020 HODGE, KESHAWN JERRELL 9/18/2020 APOPKA APOPKA CONFIDENTIAL 54 9/16/2020 Please enter your name here 35 HOLMES, DEANTAE JERDARRIN MOVING TRAFFIC VIOL OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate BATTERY- TOUCH OR STRIKE 28 NEGLECT CHILD- NEGLECT CHILD WITHOUT GREAT BODILY HARM 9/19/2020 MORENO, JOSE ANGEL 28 STOUFFER, SHAINA MARIE 49 APD Arrest Report for September 15th-21stThe Apopka Police Department reported the following statistics:Calls For Service                  1,643Traffic Citations                        95Crash Reports                          23Arrests                                    20 ORDONEZ-CANALES, ORLEN RAFAEL SMITH, JAYVIS KESHAWN APOPKA ORDONEZ-CANALES, ORLEN RAFAEL ORDONEZ-CANALEZ, ELMER D 9/15/2020 APOPKA TAMPA 9/19/2020 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. FAILURE TO APPEAR- FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE – DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE POSSESS OF WEAPON- POSSESSION OF AMMO BY CONVICTED FLA FELON 48 APOPKA 9/15/2020 JAMES, AIMEE C TAMPA NOE, JEREMIAH JAMES 9/18/2020 DRUGS-POSSESS- POSSESSION OF ALPRAZOLAM GRIFFIN, LARRY J DISORDERLY INTOX- DISORDERLY INTOXICATION/DISORDERLY COND ALCOHOL/DRUGS INTOXICATION CARRERO, TATIANA GABRIELLE 9/18/2020 EDWARDS, CHIMIRA SUNSIL 9/19/2020 Please enter your comment! TRESPASSING- PROPERTY NOT STRUCTURE OR CONVEY EDWARDS, CHIMIRA SUNSIL SIMPLE ASSLT- INTENT THREAT TO DO VIOLENCE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) 28 Arrest Date       Charges                                 Name               City                           Age 47 9/21/2020 HICE, GREGORY ALLEN 30 CONFIDENTIAL 47 9/19/2020 48 HICE, GREGORY ALLEN FAILURE TO APPEAR- FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE – FTA LEAVE SCENE W/OUT GIVING INFO <$50 DAMAGE ORDONEZ-CANALES, ORLEN RAFAEL 44 DRUGS-POSSESS- POSSESSION OF HEROIN 28 The Anatomy of Fear 9/18/2020 9/18/2020 APOPKA 9/21/2020 OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT (FTA- DWLSR) DRUGS-POSSESS- POSSESS OF HEROIN 9/20/2020 ORDONEZ-CANALES, ORLEN RAFAEL 22 23 35 APOPKA HODGE, KESHAWN JERRELL ORLANDO APOPKAlast_img read more

first_imgMichael M. Santiago/Getty ImagesBY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS    (ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — After the third night of protests in Rochester, New York, nearly a dozen people were arrested and three officers were hospitalized as thousands took to the streets calling for justice for Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after being restrained by police during a mental health emergency.Friday saw the largest crowds gathered since the release of body camera footage that showed Rochester police officers pinning Prude, 41, on the ground and placing a bag over his head before he lost consciousness.Police declared Friday night’s protest an “unlawful assembly” following a peaceful gathering at Martin Luther King Jr. Park earlier in the evening, ABC News Rochester affiliate 13WHAM reported.Upwards of 2,000 people were in downtown Rochester Friday night, officials said. Many demonstrators could be seen wearing goggles and carrying umbrellas as they marched toward police barricades chanting “Black Lives Matter.”Police used pepper balls and pepper spray to disperse the crowd in response to “aggressive behavior,” the department said, citing protesters throwing rocks, bottles and other forms of debris.Shortly after midnight, officers also deployed tear gas after “a group of agitators began hurling commercial grade fireworks directly at officers,” the department said.Garbage cans and a bus shelter were also lit on fire.The arrests included disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly, rioting and inciting a riot. Four people were remanded to the Monroe County Jail and seven were issued appearance tickets, authorities said.Three officers were hospitalized, the department said. Two had cuts, severe swelling and contusions on their hands and legs, while a third had burns on their neck. All three were later released, officials said.Joe Prude, the brother of Daniel Prude, could be seen leading demonstrators on Friday. Prude’s family is calling for the seven officers involved in his brother’s fatal encounter to be fired and criminal charges to be filed.The seven officers were suspended with pay, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced Thursday, a day after the release of the body camera footage.“That horrific moment was something that I won’t wish upon nobody to see. Don’t no family member deserve to see their family member there being tortured like that,” Joe Prude told ABC News this week.Activists are also calling for the resignation of Warren and Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary, and for police to stop using pepper spray and pepper balls on protesters.Elliot Shield, the attorney representing the Prude family, said the family intends to sue “everyone responsible for Daniel’s death.”“This incident is only coming to light right now because we requested the body camera footage and all of the police reports under New York’s Freedom of Information law,” said Shield.Officers responded to a 911 call made by Prude’s family on March 23 after they said he was going through a mental health issue. The body camera footage, first obtained by the Democrat and Chronicle, showed several officers approach Prude, who was naked and kneeling on the street.Prude appears in the video to comply with the officers’ orders and questions as they placed him in handcuffs. He began to shout and spit at the officers, who then placed a spit bag over his head, the video showed.Three officers are then seen pushing Prude to the ground and pinning him while he continues to shout and spit and eventually vomit, according to the video and police report. Prude appears to go lifeless minutes later.An ambulance is later seen arriving and a paramedic attempts to do CPR before Prude is put on a stretcher and driven away. Prude died a week later. The Monroe County medical examiner declared his death a homicide due to “complications of asphyxia,” according to the preliminary autopsy report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgGREENSBURG — City Council gave preliminary approval for most city employees to get $500 raises on Monday.Since the budget process is in its early stages the council can still make changes before budget gets approved locally and by state authorities.Greensburg Clerk-Treasurer Bridget Weber told the Greensburg Daily News that the city project proposes a General Fund budget of nearly $6.2 million for next year. This is a $190,000 increase from last year’s budget. This General Fund is the fund that operates basic services throughout the city such as streetlights, police and fire protection.The budget also has a $1,200 raise for elected and appointed officials, including the mayor, police and fire chiefs. Council members will receive $500 as well as most city employees, which is where the bulk of budget increase comes from.Mayor Gary Herbert and Clerk Treasurer Weber said that Greensburg as a whole will operate in the black. Being in the black means spending less than is projected to receive in revenuesCity Council members will have a budget workshop August 18 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.last_img read more

first_imgBHS Boys Invitational Scores and stats:First Round:Batesville 2Centerville 1Seymour defeated Morristown (not sure on score)Consolation game:Centerville 5Morristown 1Championship:Seymour 3BHS 0Seymour 3Batesville Soccer Invitational 2014 Game SummariesCourtesy of Batesville Coach Chris Fox.last_img

first_imgPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Championship will return to Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, in May 2025.Quail Hollow hosted the PGA Championship in 2017, when a 24-year-old Justin Thomas defeated Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST’-hy-zehn) and Patrick Reed by two shots to claim his first major championship.PGA officials raved about the 2017 event and strongly hinted at the time they’d like to see the PGA Championship return to Charlotte due to strong attendance numbers.This year’s PGA Championship was rescheduled for Aug. 3-9 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco because of the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Baseball owners on Monday approved a proposal that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July with a regular-season schedule of about 82 games. Owners also gave the go-ahead to propose basing players’ salaries on a 50-50 revenue split, which the union says is a salary cap and a framework players will never agree to.The type of financial disclosure the union asked for is more common during overall collective bargaining talks.NFL-BAKER-DUNBAR ROBBERYTwo NFL players accused of armed robberyMIAMI (AP) — Authorities say police in South Florida are trying to find New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party. Update on the latest sports The Coyotes were still in contention for a Western Conference playoff spot when the NHL season was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.In other NHL news:— Penguins forward Dominik Simon is out six to seventh months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Simon initially hurt the shoulder in a loss to the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 29 and underwent surgery on April 29. The procedure would preclude Simon from returning if the 2019-2020 NHL season resumes. The league is currently on “pause” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 25-year-old Simon had seven goals and 15 assists in 64 games this season for Pittsburgh. OLYMPICS-BASKETBALL QUALIFYINGOlympic basketball qualifying for Tokyo Games rescheduled UNDATED (AP) — FIBA (FEE’-bah) says the final four men’s basketball spots in the 12-nation field for the Tokyo Olympics will be decided next summer.FIBA has pushed back the dates for the four remaining qualifying tournaments to June 29 through July 4, 2021, meaning they would end 19 days before the rescheduled start of the delayed Tokyo Olympics.But it remains unclear if those final spots will be earned while an NBA season is happening or if NBA players will be able to take part.OLYMPICS-BASEBALLExtra innings: Baseball head pitches Olympics to MLB, again — Major League Soccer is extending a league-wide moratorium on group and team training through June 1. Players are permitted to use outdoor team training fields for voluntary individual workouts, in compliance with local health authorities and government orders that were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts. Team training facilities remain closed to all players except those requiring medical treatment or rehabilitation.— The English Premier League has received government backing to resume next month if games become more accessible to fans and the world’s richest soccer competition provides financial support across the English game. The top division is the most advanced in its planning to restart amid concerns the three other professional football leagues in England could lack the funding to resume without ticket revenue from supporters. Mass gatherings are still banned and fans are not allowed to attend sports events.— Germany’s Bundesliga (BOON’-dehsh-lee-guh) soccer clubs will be allowed to use five substitutions per game when the season resumes on Saturday. The clubs in the top two German divisions have decided to accept the rule change allowed last week by the International Football Association Board. The change is meant to reduce the workload on players as the leagues pack their schedules to complete the season. Teams can make substitutions only at three breaks in the game and the league recommends making only two substitutions at once.— The German Football League has relaxed its stance on finishing the season by June 30, when some players’ contracts expire. Games could continue into July if the alternative is leaving the season unfinished at the end of June, it said in a statement. Some games could be moved to neutral venues if they can’t be played at the original stadium because of infection risks locally. The league delayed a decision on how to decide final standings if the season can’t be finished.— A Turkish soccer club says eight people have tested positive for the coronavirus and training has been suspended. The club, Besiktas, says its president and a player were among those who tested positive. Turkish teams have resumed limited training sessions following the federation’s decision to restart matches in empty stadiums on June 12. In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The Cincinnati Reds are laying off less than 25% of their staff and reducing pay for others on June 1 in response to the pandemic. Cincinnati was among the majority of teams that committed to paying full-time employees through May. The move comes a day after The Associated Press was told the Miami Marlins are furloughing 90 to 100 baseball operations employees beginning June 1.— The PGA Tour Champions has decided to combine 2020 and 2021 into one season. Tour president Miller Brady says combining two seasons into one is the best solution. The 50-and-older circuit already has canceled eight tournaments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour is scheduled to resume with the Ally Challenge in Michigan on July 31. That would be the first of 13 events remaining this year, barring any delays. The PGA Tour Champions already has lost two majors, the U.S. Senior Open and the Senior PGA Championship, and is waiting to hear the fate of the Senior British Open.— NBC’s on-air sports personalities are taking a pay cut ranging from 5-10% through the rest of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. NBC Sports Group President Pete Bevacqua says the pay cuts are voluntary. NBCUniversal executives are taking 20% pay cuts and those making more than $100,000 are seeing a 3% salary reduction.— ACC commissioner John Swofford says the league expects to distribute 98% of its projected revenues to member schools for this school year despite the shutdown of college sports amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA announced in March that it would distribute $225 million in June to 350 Division I schools after the cancellation of its men’s basketball tournament, much less than the original plan of $600 million. But Swofford said the league has offset some losses in savings for canceled championship events as well as less travel and other expenses. ROME (AP) — The president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation is making one final pitch to Major League Baseball to send its top stars to the Tokyo Olympics.Riccardo Fraccari sees the one-year postponement of the games as a new opportunity for MLB. He tells The Associated Press that because of the damages from the coronavirus “baseball needs the Olympics now more than ever to boost the sport’s globalization, expansion and mass appeal.”MLB and its players’ association have so far only agreed to allow players not on 26-man active rosters or injured lists to take part in Olympic qualifying.PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-CHARLOTTEPGA Championship returns to Charlotte’s Quail Hollow in 2025 VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR plans to race its way through the South in JuneUNDATED (AP) — It will be a summer in the South for NASCAR. The stock car series says it will stick to Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Florida and Alabama for June races, all without fans.NASCAR has now set plans for 20 races, including nine in the elite Cup Series. It is coming back after being shut down for more than two months by the pandemic.The Cup Series resumes this Sunday at Darlington Raceway and run four times in 11 days at the South Carolina track and at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Then NASCAR will go to Bristol, Martinsville, Atlanta, Homestead and Talladega.  Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell says he won’t take the mound this year if his pay is cut further. He also has health concerns as Major League Baseball tries to salvage a season that has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.Snell says he should receive the money he signed for and not 50% because the season is being cut in half. Snell would get $43,210 for each day of the schedule under the March 26 agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association.Snell was slated to make $7 million this season, part of a five-year, $50 million package he accepted in February 2019.Snell won the American League Cy Young Award in 2018 after going 21-5 with a circuit-leading 1.86 ERA. Injuries limited him to 23 starts last year as he went 6-8 with a 4.29 earned run average.NASCAR-DARLINGTON Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSRays’ Snell says he won’t take another pay cutST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A former Cy Young Award winner is balking. Keselowski takes Darlington pole in lotteryUNDATED (AP) — Brad Keselowski has won the pole for Sunday’s race at Darlington Raceway without burning an ounce of fuel.The Team Penske driver watched NASCAR’s chief scorer Kyle McKinney finally pluck the No. 1 ball out of a random draw — giving the 2012 series champion the top starting position when the Cup season resumes.Keselowski will be joined on the front row by Alex Bowman of Hendrick Motorsports. Matt DiBenedetto, Kyle Busch and Aric Almirola close out the top five starting spots.Series officials split the drivers into three groups of 12 based on points, filling spots 1-12, 13-24 and 25-36 with a random draw. — Golf has joined baseball and soccer as sports in South Korea that are back in action. The women’s KLPGA Championship started Thursday. The tournament is being played without fans and with players using hand sanitizers and following social-distancing rules. Caddies wore masks on the course and players were allowed to play without them.— Orlando is the latest NBA team to reopen its practice facility since the coronavirus shutdown, with Nikola Vucevic (VOOCH’-uh-vihch) among the first Magic players to arrive back for voluntary workouts Thursday. The Magic released video of Vucevic working with assistant coach Lionel Chalmers, who was in a mask and gloves for the session. The NBA requires anyone who is present for the workouts, except for the player while he is working out, to be wearing personal protective equipment.— West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee is vowing that the Mountaineers will play football this fall. Despite uncertainly around the coronavirus pandemic, all Big 12 schools, including West Virginia, plan to open campuses for the fall semester, a key step toward launching fall sports. Gee joked in a radio interview that he would “suit up” if it meant the Mountaineers would play.— The Southern Conference will cut back on schools qualifying for several championships, trim its league baseball series from three games to two and hold virtual media days for football and basketball. Those are among several cost-cutting moves announced by the conference because of the impact of the pandemic. The Division I conference will reduce qualifiers to four for men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, softball and baseball.— The IOC has set aside $800 million for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed. It is still unclear how big the total postponement bill will be with Olympic organizers and public authorities in Japan facing extra costs estimated to run into billions for the one-year postponement. A sum of $150 million is for loans to sports governing bodies and more than 200 eligible national Olympic committees. The IOC is working on how to allocate the other $650 million. May 14, 2020 Associated Press Miramar police issued arrest warrants for both men Thursday on four counts each of armed robbery with a firearm. Baker faces an additional four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. The warrant says Baker and Dunbar were attending a cookout at a Miramar home Wednesday night when a fight broke out, causing Baker to pull out a handgun.NHL-NEWSCoyotes part ways with CEO Ahron CohenUNDATED (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes confirmed Thursday that they are parting ways with president and CEO Ahron Cohen.Cohen has been with the Coyotes since being hired in 2015 as chief operating officer and chief legal officer by previous owner Andrew Barroway. Cohen was named president and CEO in 2017 after Steve Patterson stepped back to serve as a consultant and adviser after a year on the job. — The Italian soccer federation has set up a pool of inspectors to check that teams comply with new health protocols and government decrees issued during the coronavirus pandemic. Serie A teams were permitted to resume individual training on May 4 while full team training can restart Monday. Lazio has reportedly already been training in groups of three players. The federation says inspectors will verify that practices are held according to the rules. The league said on Wednesday that it hopes to resume playing games on June 13 but the government has not approved a restart yet.MLB-FINANCESMLBPA wants financial documents from ownersNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players want to look at the owners’ books.A person familiar with the request told The Associated Press that lawyers for the baseball players’ union asked Major League Baseball to submit a slew of financial documents that detail the industry’s finances.last_img read more

first_imgOmega Phi Beta had a stand for students to create a portion of a barrilete gigante, or giant kites that range from 10 to 12 feet tall, which is an indigenous practice in Guatemala to connect with ancestors during the holiday. The sorority hoped to highlight different cultural traditions besides what most people typically associate with Día de los Muertos in Mexican culture.  “I’m very pleased with the turnout, and the USC students are so curious and intelligent in terms of their questions and wanting to get at the reasoning behind this, but also they’re getting into the spirit of it not just in an academic way, but also in a very, very human way,” she said. “They’re partaking [in] the food, the champurrado, they’re vibing it and they’re being open, open to differences in cultures.” With songs like “La Llorona” and “Remember Me” blaring in front of Leavey Library, students and faculty sipped on warm champurrado and indulged in pan dulce while attending the Día de los Muertos event Wednesday. “What’s happened in Latin America, specifically Mexico, the indigenous cultural traditions and religion have carried over into Catholicism … so that both cultures — the indigenous and the European Catholicism — believed in an afterlife,” she explained. “And so this is a way of honoring the dead. Now, the tradition of the skeletons comes from the use of Posada images.”  Karen Howell, head of Leavey Library, said that this is the fourth annual Día de los Muertos event and that each year the event seems to grow in student engagement. Consuelo Sigüenza-Ortiz, a Spanish-language professor, explained the history of Día de los Muertos in Latin America and how Posada influenced how we know the holiday today.  Howell added that as a Chinese American, she did not know anything about the cultural holiday before she started researching. Now she wishes to inform USC students and remove the stigmas associated with the holiday’s symbols. The Día de los Muertos event continues on Oct. 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. by the Leavey Library Reflection Pool. Sigüenza-Ortiz said that she thinks this event created appreciation and respect for the culture and informs students who are inclined to learn more.  Monica David, a senior majoring in economics, poses for a photo at the Dia de los Muertos celebration hosted in front of Leavey Library Wednesday. The event will be held again Thursday. (Andrea Diaz | Daily Trojan) “[It] puts in perspective to other students that there are other cultures, and it’s actually amazing to find out what each culture does,” added Sergio Lopez, a member of Sigma Delta Alpha. “Even though it’s one, same event … each country does it differently and that’s kind of a spectacular thing to realize.” “Each year I’m really excited that more and more people are actually starting to recognize … It means to me that we’re becoming a more inclusive environment on campus,” Howell said. “I’m really hoping that this is a way for people to explore more about what the libraries can do to enrich their lives and your understanding, as well as know more about their fellow students.” “They think it’s scary. When they hear about skulls and altars, they just kind of think like, ‘Oh, this is kind of weird.’ And so when I learned more about I thought, ‘No, I want to bring it out to people. I don’t want them to think this is weird,’” Howell said. “When people are enlightened, they understand the richness of that — it’s not like we have to be scared about something we don’t know about.” “We definitely wanted to expand people’s idea of what Día de los Muertos is with the commercialization of Día de los Muertos with ‘Coco,’” said Karen Garcia, a 2019 alumna and member of Omega Phi Beta. “I think it’s really important to recognize that Día de los Muertos looks different in different countries. And it’s still important to highlight all the different practices and traditions that happen.” The event — hosted in partnership with USC Libraries, the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, La CASA and Latinx Greek organizations Omega Phi Beta and Sigma Delta Alpha — featured work from Mexican printmaker Jose Guadalupe Posada who created calaveras, or illustrations of skulls and skeletons associated with Day of the Dead that influenced iconic artists like Diego Rivera. The original materials can be accessed through USC Libraries and are available to all USC students and faculty. last_img read more