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Join us for Leading Towards Justice in the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Keynote by Angela Rye

Students at Rutgers University—New Brunswick participate in all kinds of activism—they attend rallies and protests, run for positions in Rutgers University Student Assembly, and start political organizations to make their voices heard on-campus. For the rest of January, the Cultural Center Collaborative in the Division of Student Affairs will be providing a program on social justice and activism that students can tap into: its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Series. 

crowds dress up for Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico City

Once a celebration largely unknown outside of Mexico, Día de los Muertos has gone mainstream in the United States. Today, the holiday’s symbols – especially ornate sugar skull designs – adorn everything from U.S. postage stamps to classic Vans sneakers. Even Ken and Barbie can be seen sporting traditional calaca (skeleton) costumes and Target sells merchandise for the day.