Día de Los Muertos
Estefania Ledesma Vargas, a Penn State student, didn’t feel close to Día de Los Muertos until the death of her cousin. The holiday of Día de Los Muertos is a celebration of the lives of family and friends who have passed on. This year, Penn State’s Mexican-American Student Association and Spanish Emersion Club held a celebration for the holiday where people engaged in discussions after an informational presentation about the holiday.
Shot by: Ariana Rosa
Produced by: Reagan Mulholland
About the Contributors
Senior / Broadcast Journalism
Ariana Rosa is from The Bronx, New York, graduating in Spring 2020. She is a Broadcast Journalism major with a minor in Spanish. During the summer of 2019, Ariana interned at CBS2/WLNY TV, where she gained experience producing live digital newscasts with the CBSN NY team. While there, Ariana acted as the Anchor for the annual summer intern newscast. While at Penn State, Ariana got the opportunity to work as a Staff Writer for Her Campus PSU and Managing Editor, of ¡OYE!: Penn State’s First Bilingual Latinx Newsletter.
Ariana also participated as the Social Media and Webpage Manager for Puerto Rican Student Association, where she contributed to the design and production of the organizations first website. Ariana is an aspiring CEO of a multimedia digital news outlet that gives a voice to the underrepresented Latinx/Black communities. She has always had a passion for story-telling, and believes no voice should go unheard.
Senior / Journalism
I am working as a photographer for CommMedia and photojournalist for The Collegian. Over this past summer, I worked at The Rivet as a photo and video intern. Outside of my photography work, I am a co-founder of Penn State’s Project Blue and an aspiring Independent Dancer for THON 2020. After graduation, I hope to work in D.C. as a photographer and photojournalist.