Eye on the Y: Pinata making festival celebrates Latino culture, Cougar Skate attracts dozens

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The Original Pinata festival celebrates Latino culture

Volunteer students demonstrate how to make pinatas at the ‘Original Pinata’ event on Thursday, Oct 26. The event celebrates Latino culture. (Gemma Leighton)

BYU students hosted The Original Pinata event in the Wilkinson Student Center on Thursday, Oct. 26 to celebrate Latino culture. The event gave the BYU community an opportunity to build and color pinatas and learn about the iconic symbol’s origins.

Both students and faculty gathered and socialized as they worked on their traditional pinatas and learned more about Latino culture and its presence on campus. Some pinatas resembled a cone shape while others resembled rainbows.

The event also provided snacks for its participants.

Cougar Skate fun in the WSC Ballroom

Students dress up for the fantasy themed Cougar Skate at the Wilkinson Center on Thursday, Oct 26. Dozens gathered in the WSC Ballroom to participate in the festivities. (Student Connection & Leadership Center / BYUSA, via Facebook)

Dozens gathered in the WSC Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 26 to participate in the Cougar Skate. The Cougar Skate adopted a fairy-tale theme and encouraged participants to dress up for the event.

The skate, which ran from 7-10 p.m., also held a competition for the best costumes. Winners with the best fairy-tale-themed costumes received an assortment of prizes.

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