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Latin American Student Organization

Latin American Student Organization


Did you know that Hispanics are the largest minority at Loyola University Chicago?  Among Loyola’s diverse campus, the student body consists of so many cultures that you’d be surprised!  Freshman year, I was lucky enough to live in the international floor (by luck), and I met so many students from all over the world.  This encouraged me to search for more people of my culture, and so I decided to become part of an organization that reminded me a little bit more of home.

I joined the Latin American Student Organization (a.k.a. LASO) my freshman year.  It was very relieving to joke around and listen to some music that made me feel more at home.  My absolute favorite activity was and continues to be the Poetry Jam!  It’s a great atmosphere and people from Northwestern, UIC, and other universities and colleges come to recite their poems.  Also, I love how on certain occasions we would take trips to nearby Mexican Restaurants and order a bunch of tacos…yum!

I can ramble (no pun intended) about LASO FOREVER!  However, actions speak louder than words, so you just have to check it out for yourself.  Again, I owe LASO a lot for allowing me to meet some of my closest friends.   If you’re of Hispanic decent, and even if you’re not, you have to check out this organization!  If you’re interested check out the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/lasoluc.

They just had the annual Latin Ball which was SO much fun! For more pictures, click on the link above.