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Sophomores turn books into colorful mural

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Sophomores turn books into colorful mural

Books come alive in Ms. Genge's class.

Books come alive in Ms. Genge's class.

Books come alive in Ms. Genge's class.

Books come alive in Ms. Genge's class.

Humberto Santos, reporter

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Sophomore English students in Ms. Genge’s class (room 219) are mixing art with literature – with the assistance of Northeastern University art teachers.

With the help of artists like Ramon Marino and David Moscoso who both have taught art for more than a decade,  students are turning ideas, themes and symbols from the independent book they read into something creative. The students then put all their drawings on a poster and they will be shown at a that will be shown at the posada.

“I have been interested in art since I was young. I have been teaching art for 16 years,” artist Ramon Marino said.

Student Natalie Gallardo read the book “Lupita Manana” which is about a girl named Lupita who goes to America for a better life and for money. Natalie then drew a picture showing two set of hands (one with the red-white-and-blue United States flag colors and the other one with the red-white-and-green Mexico flag colors) reaching for each other, but not touching. A star is placed in between the hands separating them.

“My picture explains how many families are being separated in the United States. The hands are reaching for the star which is the dream that many families have when they come to the United States,” student Natalie Gallardo says.

Immigration is a big problem in the United State. With so many people traveling to the United States for a better life and trying to run away from the violence and poverty from their country. Approximately 43.3 million people foreign people live in the U.S (www.americanprogress.org).

“Immigration is a big problem in the United States and many families are being separated. Most families come to the United States for a better life and don’t want any trouble,” student Natalie Gallardo said.

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Sophomores turn books into colorful mural