Shout Out y Gracias to Northeastern's LASO - 12/05/2008
If there was any doubt in my mind about the up and coming generation of Latino leaders being unleashed into the world, those doubts were put to rest last night by the amazingly intelligent and energetic members of Northeastern University's Latin American Student Organization (LASO)... Read more

BRC conference calm, productive - 11/06/2008
The Budget Review Committee (BRC) met with student leaders Monday night in a second attempt to discuss various solutions to change aspects of the BRC's process for allocating money to student groups. About 50 students attended the meeting in the Curry Student Center... Read more

Day of Dead comes to NU - 11/06/2008
Dozens of grinning skulls stared out from the middle of the table. Twenty students chatted casually on nearby couches, and the 10 students gathered around the table didn't even blink - rather, they picked up the skulls with one hand and began to paint with the other... Read more

Accusations, tension at BRC discussion - 10/30/2008
The Budget Review Committee (BRC) met with student leaders last night to address allegations that it unfairly distributed funds. The meeting, held in place of the regularly scheduled BRC meeting, shifted from an informational session to a grievance airing and was at times chaotic and tense... Read more

Editorial: BRC process needs re-evaluation and reform - 10/27/2008
Everyone loves campus activities - whether it's free concerts at Centennial Commons like PIKEtoberfest, or the Latin American Student Organization's annual Cultural Show. Once the curtains close, though, many students are left with the question: Where did the money for this event come from? The money comes from a number of places, but the Budget Review Committee (BRC), a branch of the Student Government Association (SGA), is often responsible for allocating a large part of it... Read more

Letter to the Editor: BRC lacks in diverse programming - 10/23/2008
Northeastern seeks to create diversity and have diverse programming. As members of several student organizations, we do not feel that impact. Diverse programming, funded by the Budget Review Committee (BRC), which operates under the Student Government Association (SGA), is difficult to find this year... Read more

LSCC celebrates heritage - 10/02/2008
Hispanic Heritage Month, began Sept. 15, giving Latinos a chance to look at their contributions to society and celebrate their culture, heritage and family, said Rebecca Veira, assistant director of the Latino/a Student Cultural Center (LSCC). Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrate their independence Sept... Read more

NUTV: Justice for Janitors Campaign Part 2 - 04/09/2008
NUTV presents this two-part documentary by Asha Cesar that investigates the "Justice for Janitors" campaign at Northeastern University... Read more

NUTV: Justice for Janitors Campaign Part 1 - 04/09/2008
NUTV presents this two-part documentary by Asha Cesar that investigates the "Justice for Janitors" campaign at Northeastern University... Read more

Students from around New England gather at NU for leadership conference - 03/31/2008
More than 20 colleges and universities from around New England were represented Friday and Saturday at the 2008 New England Latino Student Leadership Conference (NELSLC) hosted by Northeastern's Latino/a Student Cultural Center (LSCC). The purpose of NELSLC is to initiate and encourage connections among Latino student college leaders within the New England region, according to a Northeastern press release... Read more

LASO boasts culture - 03/24/2008
Students from various campus organizations came to support the Latin American Student Organization's (LASO) 11th annual Cultural Show at the Fenway Center Friday. This year's theme was LASO's Class Reunion, allowing students to reunite 10 years after graduating college to share their experiences and stories with the audience... Read more

Students show appreciation - 02/28/2008
Students served more than 100 staff members at the Latin American Student Organization's Service Staff Appreciation Day yesterday... Read more

Husky Happenings - 02/25/2008
SGA to propose opt-out energy fee, textbook control The Student Government Association (SGA) is set to propose two pieces of legislation at its meeting today. The first is a joint resolution with the Resident Student Association seeking the creation of a student-generated renewable energy fund... Read more

Kinematix dance to win - 02/25/2008
Colorful geometric sweatshirts, tight jean skirts, hard-hitting hip-hop and pinpointed synchronization proved the winning formula for Kinematix last night. Northeastern's urban dance troupe won the debut "Dance For Me" competition before a packed Curry Student Center (CSC) Ballroom... Read more

'Jose' speaks to Latinos - 02/04/2008
Three actresses from the Latino Flavored Production (LFP) deepen their voices, sag their pants and talk about their past girlfriends. All in a day's work. Leaving their lipstick behind, these actresses trade their skirts for ties in hopes of better depicting Latin male stereotypes... Read more

Study in Buenos Aires - 01/03/2008
Do you want to Study in Buenos Aires? Do You Want to Know the Real History of Tango? Attend the Argentina Dialogue on Civilizations information session on Wednesday, January 9th... Read more

AIDS education through poetry - 11/05/2007
Carlos Andres Gomez showed there's more to HIV and AIDS education than just pamphlets. The award-winning poet and actor, who appeared in Spike Lee's 'Inside Man' alongside Denzel Washington and on HBO's 'Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry,' performed poetry and ran an interactive workshop at the Curry Student Center West Addition Thursday night to bring attention to the subject... Read more

Students unearth cultural roots - 10/15/2007
It may seem that Northeastern's student body is ethnically and culturally diverse. But who cares? As a student from Thailand, Kylie Huang, a freshman chemistry major, said she wants to learn more about herself by immersing herself in the array of cultures that presently surround her, instead of only learning about her Chinese heritage... Read more

Latin art reflects struggles - 10/11/2007
When walking into the Curry Student Center art gallery, students are greeted by various pieces of art by members of the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) and Boston's inner-city Latino youth. The exhibit is displayed as part of Hispanic Heritage Month and will be displayed through Friday... Read more

Dance lessons make hips sway - 10/01/2007
Fast, intricate guitar riffs and a thumping rhythm filled the air at afterHOURS Friday night. 'Hips Don't Lie,' co-sponsored by the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), the Latino Student Cultural Center (LSCC) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), combined two different cultures by showcasing both flamenco and belly dancing... Read more

Art celebrates Latino culture - 10/01/2007
Today marks the first day of 'An Exhibition of Latinos in Literature and Art.' The week-long event is sponsored by various members of the Northeastern community including the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Latino Student Cultural Center (LSCC)... Read more

LASO events no easy feat to pull off - 10/01/2007
Students who have not had the opportunity to plan an event do not understand how much work goes into making one successful. Northeastern's obsession to reduce liability can complicate the most minute details for an event as small as a bake sale. For Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), leaders from the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Society of Hispanic Engineers and the Latino/a Student Cultural Center (LSCC) have been working together since mid-June to make the events that run from Sept... Read more

Panel discussion addresses immigration myths - 09/17/2007
Representatives from academia, immigrant advocacy groups and health care providers participated in a panel discussion where they attempted to break the myths surrounding immigration and undocumented workers. Held in Raytheon Amphitheater, the 'Dialogue on Immigration' was hosted Tuesday in part by the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) as part of Hispanic Heritage Month... Read more

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with dance - 09/17/2007
Several Latin American organizations kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month at Northeastern Saturday with Latin Night at the John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute. Upon entering the Institute, students received green entrance bracelets and heard rap, hip hop and reggae-tone music, which blared from the Cabral Center... Read more

GFDD and FUNGLODE Launch Global Media Arts Institute Web Page - 09/12/2007
In response to the Global Media Arts Institute's (GMAI) expanded programs, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundacion Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) have created web pages in English and Spanish in order to better inform the public of the opportunities available through the Institute... Read more

Save the Date! The Latino Convention 2007 - 09/11/2007
The Latino Convention 2007 is an non-partisan event that engages Latinos from across the Commonwealth in a dialogue that builds universal understanding of how the government works and reinforces the importance of Latino input in the decision making process... Read more

Boston to welcome cultural, contemporary art exhibitions - 09/06/2007
As fall semester begins and students pour back into the city, several new art exhibits are slated to open on and around campus. As part of Hispanic Heritage Month's Art Week in October, the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) will host 'An Exhibition of Latinos in Literature and Art: Presenting Junot Diaz'... Read more

Breakdancing, graffiti art honored in hip-hop tribute - 04/04/2007
The Curry Student Center's West Addition looked more like a club downtown than a food court Saturday afternoon. Black shades covered the floor-to-ceiling windows and the tables were embellished with graffiti. Students tested microphones on a stage in the center of the room, while behind them two DJs tinkered with turntables... Read more

Staff Appreciation Day held despite BRC appeal denial - 02/28/2007
The Latin American Student Organization (LASO), along with other student groups, funded and hosted a Service Staff Appreciation Day yesterday, despite the Budget Review Committee's (BRC) decision to deny funding for the event. The BRC, a committee of the Student Government Association (SGA) that allocates the student activities fee, denied LASO's original request, first appeal and, last night, their second appeal for funding... Read more

New Latino/a director fills sudden vacancy - 02/14/2007
The arrival of a new member to the Northeastern community Jan. 29 is fostering hopes for a more prominent Latino/a Student Cultural Center (LSCC). Rosa Rodriguez Williams became the new director of the LSCC last month after the sudden exit of the previous director... Read more

BRC denies LASO appeal, allocates $1.3k to student groups - 02/07/2007
The Budget Review Committee (BRC) reviewed requests for student group programs and examined the Latin American Student Organization's (LASO) appeal from its prior meeting last night. LASO appealed the BRC's decision not to grant the student group money for its Staff Appreciation Day event... Read more

Students break down barriers of ignorance through panel discussions last night - 01/24/2007
Students of all backgrounds and sexual orientations crowded into the Raytheon Amphitheatre for the annual 'Breaking the Barriers of Ignorance' series Tuesday night. The event had two sections: 'Queer on Campus' and 'Identifying Women's Issues,' and panels addressed related issues facing both the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) community and women in today's society... Read more

Questions of race relations go un-answered - 12/06/2006
Since the beginning of the semester, there have been a number of inquiries made by student organizations like the retention and recruitment of faculty/administrators of color, financial aid practices, the protocol for handling issues regarding race relations on campus and student enrollment... Read more

'Stand and Deliver' teacher talks respect - 11/29/2006
'You have to have 'ganas.' [That means] you have to have desire and the powerful urge to get ahead,' said mathematics teacher Jaime Escalante, whose teaching career is portrayed in the movie 'Stand and Deliver.' Yesterday, the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and the Alpha Association of Latin Professionals in Finance and Accounting held 'Stand and Deliver: The Man Behind the Movie' at Raytheon Amphitheater... Read more

Carnival a haven for tricks, treats - 10/30/2006
About 120 children from Boston- area community centers - many dressed in Halloween costumes - were treated to a jubilant Halloween Carnival last night that featured music, face painting, pumpkin decorating and a haunted trail. The carnival, held in the West Village Quad from 5:30pm to 7:30pm... Read more

Speaking the truth - 10/11/2006
Using self-deprecating humor and sexual commentary as his platform, spoken word artist Regie Cabrico captivated the afterHOURS audience Tuesday night. 'I try to figure out ballads and how far I can push someone,' he said. 'It's an element of danger.' Sponsored by NU Barkada and the Asian American Center, the show attracted a wide variety of students... Read more

Hispanic Heritage Month adds zest, with food, music - 09/27/2006
Pride in one's heritage is pride in one's self. Showing its strong Hispanic pride, the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) is hosting various events from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to celebrate its culture with Hispanic Heritage Month. These events will touch on topics such as history, culture, music, leadership and community service... Read more

Latin Night offers dancing, understanding - 09/20/2006
The distinctive rhythm of salsa music mixed with the sound of awkward collisions between students accidentally bumping into each other filled the air at the Curry Student Center Ballroom Friday night. 'The Latin and Cape Verdean Dance Fusion Workshop,' co-sponsored by the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) and the Cape Verdean Student Association (CVSA) was the honorary kickoff to a slew of planned events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from Sept... Read more

The spice of life - 09/13/2006
The mood was festive as students gathered in the Snell Library Quad for Northeastern's first ever variety show. Customized caution tape, which decorated the quad, read, 'This is NU: Huskies Gone Wild,' and the message rang loud and clear as the event began... Read more

LASO event aims to offer 'Variety' - 06/21/2006
The incoming Class of 2011 will be greeted by a variety show put out by many major groups on campus. Garret Marques, a sophomore political science major who will be helping to lead the effort of student-led performances, said it's going to be like 'Night at the Student Center' on steroids... Read more