International Week Unites Students Together Through Food

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Ofa Taimani carves the pork roast with precision, customary to Polynesian culture.
Members of the Black Student Union enjoy themselves while serving traditional soul food such as Jambalaya.

“Soulfood is what I grew up with, so it’s what I’ve known my whole life. I love it because it kind of shows my culture and my growing up and how it might be different from others’ growing up.”-Zariah Stevenson

Asian culture club members attempting to control the masses of boba-obsessed students. Before selling out completely, club member Julian Kim said “I feel like it (International Week) makes a lot of minorities feel a lot more represented in the school I don’t feel like there’s any differentiation. I feel like having an international week makes us all come together.”
The Dream Club selling corn traditionally prepared using mayonnaise, cheese, salsa, and lime.

“For me, international week and having a week set out for many cultures to share, like for example Asian culture, latin american culture, polynesian culture. I feel like it’s a great thing to show diversity on the school campus and especially selling food that people haven’t tried before and trying different kinds of food during lunch is another good thing we have at M-A.”-Rut Maldonado

French Club’s eye catching advertisement for Nutella baguette slices.


Intercambio, a language exchange club that celebrates both English and Spanish learners, selling rice pudding made from a Colombian recipe.


Bella is a senior and this is her first year writing for the Chronicle. She likes writing about students and their stories, as well as projects affecting M-A. She hopes to improve her writing skills and inspire others about community involvement.

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