One spontaneous night out in Philly this Saturday October 22, my friends and I decided to go to Penn Philippine Association’s (PPA) Kamayan food event, which then lead to a bubble tea outing, the Hillary/Kaine rally, and some new friends. Like I mentioned in a previous post about The Senior Year Mentality, I am trying to explore more outside of the Bryn Mawr bubble.
On Sunday October 2, I volunteered with VietLead, a Vietnamese community organization in Philly. If you remember from my previous post on Grassroots AAPI Voter Registration, I was trained on how to help people register to vote. My friend I knew from working on an ECAASU Philly bid two years ago reached out to me to get involved. This was my first time doing voter registration, and I think I can say that it is a very rewarding experience I hope to continue. Continue reading
There were two great panel discussions at Asian Arts Initiative last Saturday February 13: Falling In with Dan S. Wang and “Organize Your Own?” a panel on the work
of four Asian American Socially-Engaged Artists. Asian Arts Initiative is an arts space for exhibitions, performances, artist residencies, youth workshops, and community gatherings. I’ve gone to quite a few open discussions at AAI and have come to appreciate this small intimate setting. I only caught the tail end of the Falling In discussion which started at 12:30pm because I had attended the ASA brunch. I was able to stay for the full 3-5pm panel though.
This past weekend was a very busy weekend: Trisha Brown Dance Company performances, Shakespeare Performance Troupe’s Star Wars, and… Family Weekend. I like to say that Family Weekend is the time for the school to convince parents that spending that much money to send their child to (insert college name) was worth it. Parents are given the opportunity to sit in on classes, tour the campus, tour Philadelphia, attend panels on student resources such as LILAC, Study Abroad, and Pre-Health Advising, attend faculty talks, participate in family friendly fun activities, and taste test Bryn Mawr’s award winning dining services.
My dad came to visit me this Saturday. In past years, my mom, dad, and sister all came to Family Weekend, but this year my mom was traveling with my grandma and my sister was finally in college herself. For many students who live far away from campus, parents might not see the campus until Parents Weekend, or until graduation. Just two weeks ago, my parents flew to Minnesota to visit my sister for Carleton’s Parents Weekend. Fresh from that trip, my dad had a comparison of what other college parents weekends are like, and Bryn Mawr performed very well.