The Oberlin Review

Chinese Student Association Celebrates Lunar New Year

Chinese Student Association Celebrates Lunar New Year

February 15, 2019

Oberlin students celebrated the Lunar New Year at the 2019 Chinese Student Association Lunar New Year Banquet Saturday, Feb. 9. The CSA hosts this event annually, showcasing authentic food and beautiful musical performances. The dress code was semi-formal, and the Root Room was packed with students excited to embrace the cultural display. The Chinese New Year is also referred to as the Spring Festival and celebrates the end of the coldest days of winter. College junior Justin Lixie, co-chair of CSA,...

Amid Policy Issues, We Should Observe Lunar New Year

Anh Lê, Oberlin parent

February 19, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: My son, Minh-Jeffrey Lê, attends Oberlin College as a senior. I arrived in the United States as a young immigrant child, grew up mostly in Michigan and regard myself proudly as a “Midwesterner” and a Vietnamese American. I now reside in San Francisco, CA. I applaud President Obama for meeting with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in California. The challenge to the Asian region’s security from the conflicts over territorial claims regarding the Spratly Islands between China and Vietnam, as well as China and other neighbors, reminds us of the continuing potential threat of war looming over this oiland gasrich region, also a vital maritime trade route. In 2014,...

Lunar New Year Highlights Vietnamese Heritage

Anh Lê

February 27, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: My son, Minh-Jeffrey Lê, attends Oberlin College, and was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. I arrived in the United States as a young immigrant child, and grew up mostly in Michigan, and regard myself proudly as a “Midwesterner” and a Vietnamese American. To celebrate the “Tết” Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Asian Lunar New Year), and to welcome the New Spring Season “mùa xuân,” I attended the wonderful “Tết” Festival held in San Francisco recently. It featured beautiful Vietnamese music and delicious Vietnamese foods. Since the end of the war in Vietnam in 1975, the Vietnamese American communities throughout the United States have emerged as a vibrant and increasingly...

Lunar New Year Banquet Offers Cuisine, Celebration

Joelle Lingat

February 24, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Students are invited to dress up and participate in the Lunar New Year Banquet in Carnegie’s Root Room tomorrow from 6 - 8 p.m. to celebrate the new year. The Chinese Student Association, Oberlin Korean Students Association and Vietnamese Student Association are coming together to host a celebration of the second new moon after the winter solstice. The festivities will include music, dances and, as emphasized by many of their advertisements, a variety of culinary options. “There’s good food, cheap tickets, and you don’t have to eat in Stevie,” said College junior Karen Park, chair of OKSA. This is the second year that the three student groups have partnered for this event. Park’s organization will be...

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