Cultural Celebrations

A slice of home at AASU and TSA’s Night Market

For kids like me who grew up spending summers back in their parents’ hometown overseas, the Night Market was a slice of my heritage hidden in plain sight.

KSU’s three-day Lunar New Year festival educates us on the holiday

To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, the KSU planned out a three-day cultural extravaganza to share their traditions with the greater UR community! 

The art of kokedama

There are different ways to carefully compose a kokedama, but in this article I will explain how a woman from Jardin Terrariums working with Rochester Brainery taught us.

Liv on the Edge: The fall equinox and the turning of the tides

Plagued by such existential dread, I celebrated the fall equinox with my roommates on Tuesday night.

BSU celebrates unity and culture through Kwanzaa

Over the past week Black Students’ Union hosted their annual weeklong celebration of Kwanzaa, a Pan-African celebration that honors African…

PASA celebrates African diversity through art

“Akaawaba,” the theme of Pan African Student Association’s (PASA)  Fall Showcase, means welcome in Twi, a Ghanaian dialect. The audience…
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An inclusive experience with South Asian cultures

Though the weather outside was chilly, the South Asian Expo on Saturday brought some much-needed warmth and support for a…

Water yo-yo and rubber-band guns at JSA’s Omatsuri

Japanese Students’ Association held their annual Omatsuri event, reminiscent of a Japanese summer festival of the same name, in Hirst…

With Halo-Halloween, FASA celebrates with a Filipino dessert

The Filipino American Students’ Association (FASA) welcomed Halloween a few days early with their annual Halo-Halloween event. The Douglass Community…