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photo courtesy of Shelby Meyers
AAPIA at USF’s Journey to the East.

For the week of Mar. 30 through Apr. 6, the Asian American Pacific Islander Student Association (AAPIA) will be holding a number of events to recognize different celebrations from across Asia. Food, movies and more are featured across the events, presenting a wide variety of fun and education. Throughout the week, the events will offer students opportunities to learn more about some of the cultures of Asia.

“Our main focus is going to be different celebrations in Asia,” second-year and AAPIA President Shelby Meyers said. “We are going to focus a lot on food; we are a big food club, actually.”

On Mar. 30, there will be a display of dances of various cultures, including small presentations on different Asian countries, followed by an open mic for anyone who wants to add further. There will also be a wide variety of food to try. On Apr. 1, there will be a ‘Faux New Year’ celebration incorporating the traditions from different Asian cultures. On Apr. 3, AAPIA will stream the box-office success Crazy Rich Asians and on Apr. 4, AAPIA will stream various holiday-themed episodes of the sitcom Fresh Off the Boat. To conclude the week on Apr. 5, the club will host a karaoke party, with pizza provided.

There will also be events on Mar. 31 and Apr. 2, though those have yet to be determined; likely, one of those days will include an origami event.

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