“I really wanted students to acknowledge that studying the U.S.-Mexico border is important because we need to know that our history is rooted in between the U.S. and Mexico and how the border came to be, but also to think about the voices of people that have been affected by the border enforcement.” ~ Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana
Competing against other students from San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Reno and the Fresno area, Fresno State graphic design students have won nine gold and eight silver awards in the American Advertising Federation Regional (District 14) ADDY Awards.
For high school students like De La Torre, the English Department’s biggest annual event marks a series of firsts: the first time stepping onto a college campus, the first time attending a writing conference and for some, the first time seeing their writing published.
Last week, the 6th Annual Art Song Festival concluded with the announcement of the winners in the poetry, composition and vocal prize categories. Special guests Alexander Hahn and Kelley O’Connor judged this year’s vocal competition.