More than 200 people gathered for the screening of “Hafu”, a documentary film on mixed race people in Japan. On-cho Ng, director of Asian Studies Program, calls the film, which gives its audience a rare glimpse into race relations in Japan, “eye-opening and educational.”
“As salaam alaikum,” Nobel Peace Prize winner, journalist and human rights activist Tawakkol Karman said on Wednesday as she greeted the crowd in a packed Alumni Hall. This Arabic phrase translates to, “May peace be unto you.”
Guests were transported to a fictional country of Zimalia as they sat down for a feast of dishes, music, dances and hottest styles from all over Africa. Before the festivities began, a moment of silence was dedicated to Nelson Mandela.
The Penn State Latino Caucus is set to host its 19th annual Noche Latina at HUB Heritage Hall this Friday at 7:30pm. Jesus Hinojosa, the president of Latino Caucus, said Noche Latina is the biggest event hosted by the organization.
As international students become more and more integrated into Happy Valley’s way of things, our American friends sort of start to forget that we were not here 10 years ago to laugh at the same joke or know the same song lyrics in the same language.
We all get to see the line dance and big performances on the live webcast, but what else is going on on the BJC floor? Valley went to the floor to ask dancers how they pass the time.
Whether you’re a THON rookie or have out-of-town guests scratching their heads at your THONese (the language of the dancers), you may find this glossary helpful for getting to know the 46-hour dance marathon better. It’s a lot of words, but they’ll grow on you and roll off your tongue in no time.
Back when I lived in a small town in Saitama, Japan, I dreaded Valentine’s Day. I hated what was expected of me. I’d rather spend the day shoving people’s faces into chocolate-y desserts they just got from their lovers.
The 2-day annual feminist theatre extravaganza that is “the Vagina Monologues” will kick off this Friday, February 7. For those unfamiliar with the event, it’s a play about women’s sexuality, love, abuse, rape and recovery based on interviews with real women, Keighlyn Alber, co-director of the Vagina Monologues and vice-president of Triota, said.
This Friday marks the beginning of the Year of the Horse and the fourth time I’ll miss out on the red and gold, firecracker-bursting and food coma-filled glory that is Chinese New Year (also known as Spring Festival).
I admit: it’s not easy being this awesome. International students represent their home countries while they are here. When they are home, they have to represent not only Penn State but also the United States. Sounds like a big burden to bear? It is. But I wouldn’t trade this precious experience for anything even if my family believed America was like these…
If you follow RAM Squad’s social media pages like I do, you’ve probably seen countdown photos to its annual dance competition, Rhythm Spotlight. In honor of what is possibly the “biggest ever” competition, Derek Mon, the president of RAM Squad, Kelly Park and Tonnam Balankura sat down with Valley to share some juicy details about the event – and to give a quick lesson in Break Dancing Basics 101.
With many friends of yours – or yourself – embarking on an adventure of their lifetime, here, I, a study abroad returnee myself, will introduce 13 of the most typical categories of people one may encounter while being out of the country. Bon voyage!
Growing up atheist, I don’t recall celebrating the birth of baby Jesus in an all-American, church-going, gifts-under-the-illuminated-tree-by-the-fireplace way. My parents couldn’t care less about the holiday.
Just because it’s Thanksgiving, things don’t have to revolve around a turkey (or tofurkey if you are vegan/vegetarian!). The holiday is a great time to rewind, but also a good time to get things done, be it school work or not.
Sure, Snapchat, GroupMe and Skype are undeniably fun ways to keep in touch with friends and family, but that doesn’t mean I would ever give my WeChat and LINE up for good. This week, I will introduce you six free, tested-and-tried apps international students, yours truly included, love.
As THON weekend is approaching faster than we think, and as today is the 100 Days til THON celebration, Valley asked for some words of wisdom from past THON dancers on how to prepare for the 48-hour dance marathon.
Not in a mood to dress up in a costume? Want to have some hair-raising fun without breaking the bank? The School of Theatre has something in store for you this Halloween: Dead State. The Pavilion Theatre will turn into the “scariest” haunted house on campus.
Scary movie marathons are on television 24/7, pumpkins and skulls pop up at the windows of stores and costumes take over boutique racks. Among them are ones that make me go “… what?” These are my reactions and thoughts on the costumes sold in stores.
Banners, signs, flyers and posters in various sizes with a pink elephant popped up across the campus starting this past Monday, October 21 which marked the first day of the Mental Health & Wellness Week 2013.