SMC to host annual China Night

first_imgSaint Mary’s will celebrate the Chinese New Year and the advent of the Year of the Monkey with the annual China Night in the Little Theater on Friday at 3 p.m.The Chinese New Year is considered the most important festival in Chinese culture, according to a post by the College’s director of media relations, Gwen O’Brien. Also known as the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year celebration recognizes the start of a new year for harvest in China as well as the coming of spring. Junior Yanxi Liu, China Night director and co-president of the Chinese Culture Club, said having a China Night at Saint Mary’s allows the campus community to celebrate not only the New Year but also the Chinese culture. “The purpose of China Night is to promote the diversity of Saint Mary’s,” she said. “China Night is a great opportunity for Saint Mary’s students to learn more about China.” Liu said this year’s China Night will feature traditional songs, instruments, folk dances, lottery drawing games and an Asian fashion show. The evening will feature performances by students from Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and other groups from the South Bend community. Saint Mary’s Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership’s (CWIL’s) assistant director for global education Alice Siqin Yang said the night presents a great learning opportunity for students. “The event will help students learn more about Chinese language, culture, music, arts, traditions, as well as the opportunities to study abroad in China,” she said. “It has unique history and culture and has the largest population in the world. Understanding Chinese culture will help students succeed in the global economy.” Junior Yaqi Song, co-president of the Chinese Culture Club, said she is looking forward to the new addition to the show this year, the Asian fashion show. With Asian culture and history as its focus, the fashion show represents a variety of ethnic groups by including Japanese, South Korean and Tibetan students in their countries’ traditional clothing.Liu said she is happy she could celebrate the Chinese New Year with other international students and share her culture with the Saint Mary’s community. “My favorite part is that I can organize a show to present my culture to others and so all Chinese students can be together,” Liu said. A reception featuring a variety of Chinese food will follow the performances. Tags: China Night, Chinese New Year, Year of the Monkeylast_img read more

Syracuse releases 2018 men’s lacrosse schedule; will face 8 ranked opponents

first_imgSyracuse men’s lacrosse released its 2019 schedule on Friday, featuring eight ranked opponents.No. 11 Syracuse, which won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title last year, starts the season Feb. 8 against Colgate in the Carrier Dome. Two more games against in-state opponents — No. 15 Albany and Army — round out the month of February.Conference play begins on Mar. 2 when No. 8 Virginia visits the Orange. Matchups against No. 9 John’s Hopkins and No. 12 Rutgers come before No. 2 Duke finishes out SU’s seven-game home stand to start the season.The Orange will be on the road in four of their last five, traveling to No. 6 Notre Dame, Hobart, No. 16 North Carolina and Navy. No. 5 Cornell visits SU in the middle of that stretch.Syracuse’s full schedule (conference games bold) can be found below.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textColgate – Friday, Feb. 8No. 15 Albany – Saturday, Feb. 16Army – Sunday, Feb. 24No. 8 Virginia – Saturday, March 2No. 9 John’s Hopkins – Saturday, March 9No. 12 Rutgers – Saturday, March 16No. 2 Duke – Sunday, March 24at No. 6 Notre Dame – Saturday, March 30at Hobart – Tuesday, April 2No. 5 Cornell – Tuesday, April 9at No. 16 North Carolina – Saturday, April 13at Navy – Saturday, April 20 Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 14, 2018 at 3:03 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamcenter_img Commentslast_img read more