Category: Mexico

The Spanish Club

One of my favorite things about the university experience is that there’s a place for everyone. No matter what you’re studying or what groups you identify with, you’re bound to find a place where you belong. I love the Spanish club at OU because it brings together people who would otherwise never come into contact […]

Casa Hogar Getsemani

Over spring break, I was blessed to have the opportunity to serve at Casa Hogar Getsemani, a children’s home in Morelos, Mexico. I went with a team of thirteen–six women and seven men–to cook meals for the children at the home during the week so we could give the house parents a vacation of their […]

Nadia Villafuertes

One of the things I love the most about OU is the wide range of international events that are offered by the different colleges on campus. This fall, the OU Humanities Forum invited Nadia Villafuerte, a Mexican author, to come and host a creative writing workshop. Afterword, she and my professor, Dr. Julie Ward, held a […]

An Interview with a Spanish Major

What’s your name, major, and classification? Maegan Brewer, I’m a Spanish Pre-Physical Therapy major with an HES minor, and I’m a sophomore. Why did you choose to major in Spanish? Because I have a passion for the Spanish language and culture and, being pre-PT, I hope to be able to serve more people better because I’m […]

OU Spanish Club

If you are a student at OU who would love to learn more Spanish and spend time with others who share the same interest, you should check out the Spanish Club! It is a student-led group that sponsors several on-campus events each year. It meets once a month, usually in Kaufman Hall; during this time, […]

Día De Los Muertes Festival

El Día de los Muertes, or the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that celebrates those who have passed away. The dead are honored by the building of altars, or ofrendas, and gifts such as sugar skulls and marigolds. It is a three-day long celebration, lasting from October 31st to November 2nd, that […]

Mexico Day 4 – Tuesday

Holy cow. I’m exhausted, my feet hurt, and I smell like raw cow meat, but life is so great! Woke up late this morning and missed breakfast, but got to help mom and Rebecca in the kitchen for lunch until the butchered cow came. We cut and cut and cut at that cow for what […]

Mexico Day 3 – Monday

Today was our first full day at the children’s home and it was so fun! I spent all day in the kitchen with mom and Rebecca cutting fruit, baking chicken, peeling potatoes, sneaking bites of brownie, and other culinary endeavors. (My least favorite part of the dorms is their lack of a kitchen.) In between […]

Mexico Day 2 – Sunday

Today was incredible. Absolutely, completely, totally incredible. We went to Pastor Joe’s church for the morning service, 80% of which was singing and dancing and praise. The Holy Spirit was so present: there was weeping, and praising, and rejoicing, which is possibly the sweetest communion one can experience with the Lord on earth! From church, […]

Mexico Day 1 – Saturday

We made it! After about 30 hours, we arrived in Morelos. We got detained at the border and the trailer got searched, but I guess our little group wasn’t too sketchy, so they let us across! Ah, it was so exciting to see all the kids again! They’ve all gotten so big and I can’t […]