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Texas Wesleyan celebrates the 20th annual parade for Dia de Los Muertos


On Saturday Nov. 4 faculty members, students and volunteers took part in the 20th annual Dia de Los Muertos parade in the Northside District of Fort Worth on North Main Street.

The parade float is decorated with colorful decorations and includes Texas Wesleyan majors and organizations. (Lizette Barcenas)

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated to honor the dead; Families welcome their deceased loved ones and remember them in spirit on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.  

Ricardo Rodriguez, dean of arts and sciences, said the community came and participated in the event to celebrate this holiday in remembrance of our passed loved ones. 

“The turnout was awesome. We had a lot of participation. The parade has been getting bigger and bigger this year. We have twice as many participants,” Rodriguez said. “Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of life not death for those who have departed us.” 

Professors are happy with the big turnout this year for 20th annual celebration. (Lizette Barcenas)

Melissa Rivas, a senior early childhood bilingual major, said she participated in the parade because of her culture and loves going to school events. 

“The reason why I decided to participate was to show off a little bit of my culture and any opportunity I get to just be part of the school community, I’ll be there,” she said. 

Amy Bell, professor of Spanish, said the turnout was great and the parade was a success. 

“We had lots of participants, it was a great day, and we are very happy with the turnout,” Bell said.  

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Lizette Barcenas
Lizette Barcenas, Content Producer
Lizette Barcenas is a first-generation Hispanic student and criminal justice major at Texas Wesleyan University. She chose to be a content producer because she enjoys creating. She loves helping people, exploring new places, the outdoors and watching documentaries. Lizette looks forward to gaining more knowledge and experience life as a content producer for the Texas Wesleyan community.
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MaKayla Banks is a broadcast manager for the Rambler at Texas Wesleyan University. She is currently a sophomore majoring in psychology, hoping to go into counseling psychology where she will work at a children's psychiatric hospital. She was born and raised in the Dallas area. Makayla found her passion for editing and producing visual films in high school, where she was a manager of many different sports and a part of the film classes during her four years there. She is a social butterfly ready to step out of her comfort zone to ensure everyone is included and has a voice.

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