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Day of the Dead: Western Nevada College celebrates Dia de los Muertos

Olga Gomez's cousin Horacio Medina died three years ago at the age of 20 in a car accident. She thinks about him often, and wants him to know that.

"I wanted to do something to remember him," said Gomez, 19. "Make him be a part of everything that's going on."

She brought his picture to place on an altar built Thursday by Western Nevada Community College's Latino Students Club in honor of Day of the Dead - or Dia de los Muertos - today.

"It's our tradition, and a day to celebrate together in Mexico," Gomez explained.

According to Mexican …

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