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President: Marisol Abarca


Vice President: Gabriela Mendoza


Secretary: Myka Turner


Treasurer: Alvaro Rodriguez


Public Relations: Jasmine Mateos


Historian: Jacqueline Castillo


Chairmen of Board: Monica Guevara







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Welcome to the Latin American Student Organization Page

Meeting Time and Location

When: Tuesdays
Time: 9:30pm
Location: Diversity Lounge




L.A.S.O @ Carroll


  • The Latin American Student Organization is a socio-cultural based student organization that started in 1976.


  • LASO is the familia of present and future leaders that unites students to make a difference at Carroll and within the community. The organization adds value to the quality of student life and the greater community by providing a truly unique and memorable experience.


  • LASO helps foster and promote Latino culture on campus, through various events and activities, as well as serve as a social network and support system for both Latino and non-Latino students, faculty, and staff who share appreciation of culture.





Science and Medicine

  • Astronaut:  Franklin Chang-Dìaz, 1986. He flew on a total of seven space-shuttle missions. 
    Ellen Ochoa
    The first female Hispanic astronaut was Ellen Ochoa, whose first of four shuttle missions was in 1991.
  • Nobel P...

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and it recognizes the achievements of Hispanics everywhere. Why Sept. 15? It's recognized as the Independence day of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hondura...

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Common Words with Spanish Origins

Alligator: el lagarto, the lizard
Booby: bobo, silly or selfish, from the Latin for stammering, balbus
Bronco: meaning wild or rough
Cafeteria: cafetería, a coffee shop
Cargo: cargar, to load

Better think twice: some of these Spanish words mean something completely innocent in one country — and something vulgar in another.


Guagua: In Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, "guagua" refers to a bus. However, Chileans use "guagu...

Spanish word English translation English word Spanish translation
ACTUAL current, present-day ACTUAL real, efectivo
AMERICANO person from North or South America AMERICAN estadounidense
ASISTIR to attend, be present at OR to assist ASSIST ayudar
BILLóN (US) trillion...
English Spanish Pronunciation
Good morning. Buenos días. booEHN-os DEE-as
Good afternoon. Buenas tardes. booEHN-as TAR-dehs
Good evening. (greeting) Buenas noches. booEHN-as NO-chehs
Hello, my name is John. Hola, me llamo Juan. OH-la meh YA-mo Wahn
What is your n...
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