Loyola marks Latino Heritage Month with Latin Ball

By Denise Yanez

Loyola University Chicago brought its celebration of Latino Heritage Month to an end with a grand soirée Saturday night.

With assistance from the Alpa Psi Lambda Co-Ed Fraternity and Lambda Theta Alpha Delta Nu Chapter at LUC, Kasbeer Hall at Loyola’s University’s Water Tower Campus was turned into a multicolored “Carnivale” theme.  The night was filled with music, food and dance.

A live Salsa band (Salsa Chicago) set the mood at the beginning of the night, and a DJ took over to fill the party with sounds of Hip Hop, Merengue, and Bachata.

Students enjoyed an array of traditional Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban appetizers courtesy of La Unica Food Market and tasty desserts were provided by Mekato’s Colombian Bakery.

“The night was great, a lot of fun–good people, good music, good food,” said Mario Ayala, 21, Communication Studies major.

“The night was fun. I had never seen that many people at Latin Ball. It was a great turnout,” said Mariana Howard-Paez, 21, Bilingual Education major.

Latino Heritage Month 2010 was sponsored by the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Latin American Student Organization, Student Activity Fund, Hillel, Ministry Department, LU Latino Alumni Board, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Alpha Psi Lambda, Gamma Phi Omega, Lambda Theta Alpha, Omega Delta Phi, and Latin American Studies.

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