Global menu

Students wait_thumb.jpg
Ben Zimmerman_thumb.jpg

Braving the January cold, students lined up around the block outside Ida Noyes this past Saturday evening for the Asian Students Union–organized International Food Festival. Once inside, they waited some more, first in the lobby to gather plates, drinks, and utensils, then at three food stations in the library, east, and west lounges. Both student organizations and local restaurants—16 outfits in all—donated food. Tamales from the Organization of Latin American Students and pierogi from the Polish American Students Association jostled for space with menudo (Mexican soup) from Samahan, the Filipino Students Association, and shrimp fried rice from the Taiwanese Students Association. Aside from the two-course meal (entrees at 7 p.m., desserts at 9 p.m.), the gathering featured Cloister Club performances by a cappella groups Unaccompanied Women, Men in Drag, and Chicago Men’s A Cappella; Korean drumming troupe Loose Roots; the Middle Eastern Dance Society; the Balle Bhangra Team; and second-year Joy Lin, who did two solo Chinese dances.

Hana Yoo, ’07

Photo: Students wait for plates and utensils (top). Ben Zimmerman, '07, enjoys Asian noodles (bottom).

January 25, 2006