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Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

By Mara Shapiro

April 2, 2015

In order to expose students to Arab culture, the Arab Student Association will host a cultural night entitled “Layalina” on Thursday. Layalina, which means “Our Night,” is the RSO’s annual event that encompasses food, dancing, music and other performances. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the...

Pho Café & Thai Kitchen opens on Green Street

Pho Café & Thai Kitchen opens on Green Street

By Maddie Galassi

February 3, 2015

Green Street welcomed Pho Café & Thai Kitchen, a Thai restaurant serving a wide variety of unique dishes, during a quiet opening over winter break. The new café, located at 611-B E. Green St., officially opened on Dec. 22 by three first-time restaurant owners. Souphaphone Soutchay, who along w...

Man Talks creates safe discussion space

November 19, 2014

While some male students on campus may not always feel comfortable discussing their masculinity, they now have the opportunity to speak openly about the subject at “Man Talks.” The free events are held the first, third and fifth Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Women’s Resource Center...

Lessons From The Soil at Native American House

Lessons From The Soil at Native American House

By Saher Khan

September 4, 2014

The earth often offers more than just food and sustenance to society. On Friday, it will also be giving people a history lesson at the Native American House during the Lessons From the Soil Chat ’N Chew.  Seven different units participate in the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations’ lect...

Competition has a place in all cultures

November 6, 2015

There is little room for competition when studying abroad. Aggression and force do not mix well with adjusting cultural sensitivities. But this was the second go-around; pleasantries were behind us. The first match was two weeks ago. The Ticos overcame a 7-3 deficit with 20 minutes remaining to save ...