A pile of 350 beer cans, the usual trash left over from a night of partying, was shapedinto an Eiffel Tower by French students for a culturally-diverse event last week. Students of the French department were not the only ones to contribute to the Mega Cultural Event.
On Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m., the German, French, Spanish and Japanese language classes took over the KC stack for the Mega Cultural Event. Each department presented the best their cultures had to offer via various foods, games and crafts with the help of the teaching assistants.
“It’s supposed to be more like a World’s Fair,” said Zamia Rodriguez, Spanish teaching assistant. “We are showing off our countries, and there [was] a museum.”
The third floor was turned into an art museum featuring famous works of art from each culture, while the main action took place on the second tier with numerous interactive crafts and games.
“I’m making paper crafts,” said Nicole Schnabel, Hartland first-year and Spanish student. “In Spanish culture, they are used in various holidays, both religious and nonreligious, to decorate.”
Other activities included making guacamole, building mini Eiffel Towers, origami, pin the tail on the donkey and learning Latin dances.
“The event was sponsored by the I-Space and supported monetarily by Student Senate and the modern languages and cultures department,” said Linda Clawson, secretary of the modern languages and cultures department.
Languages classes participate in a cultural event every semester. After a good turnout this time, they are eager for their next event in the Fall.