This past Wednesday M-A was treated to a Lunar New Year festival hosted by the Mandarin Club and Asian Culture Club.
Asian Culture Club treasurer Katherine De Saram said, “There’s a very low percentage of Asian students [at M-A], and, especially with the pandemic, there’s just been a lot of hate [towards the Asian community].”Sophomore Willona Chen said, “Lunar New Year is different from what New Years is like in western society.
Chen and junior Quinn Follmer sang songs associated with the Lunar New Year.
Both freshman Monika Pataki and junior Adrian Deutsche Bishop thoroughly enjoyed the traditional Sichuan face-changing opera.
I think it was totally a success.” She added that she wished everyone knew that “the Asian community is here, and we’re really happy to put on a traditional festival.”