November 15, 2019
In between the performances in front of the JB Gale theater and inside Moeller Gym, borders turned into doorways as rooms throughout the 600 and 700 buildings were decorated to represent culture from different regions, including Vietnam, Pakistan, Mexico, Africa, and Asia.
Filled with food, music, and eager students, the rooms featured various artifacts and decorations that highlighted the cultures they represented.
Most notably, the Vietnam room featured carved figurines and a collection of áo dài, the Mexico room arranged an altar commemorating Día de los Muertos, and the Africa room displayed various works of art and books, along with an artist that created paintings throughout the day.
The coordinator of the Vietnam room, Thuy Nguyen, expressed that being familiar with different cultures can provide for the betterment of an individual.
“I’m glad that I can bring everything in and share part of our culture and part of our history, and that’s what makes us unique,” Nguyen said. “America is a melting pot, so everyone definitely needs to learn other people’s culture so that we can get along better, be more tolerant, and just be a better person overall.”