CSA holds Mid-Autumn Festival

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the Chinese Student Association (CSA) hosted its’ annual Mid-Autumn Festival. The event took place in Babbio Atrium at 9 PM that evening. The Chinese Mid-Autumn festival is similar to Korea’s Chuseok and Japan’s Tsukimi, all holidays celebrating the fall harvest, family, and friends. The main event was Lantern Riddles, during which attendees were able to answer riddles tied to the lanterns that decorated the walls. If attendees got more than 10 riddles correct, they had the opportunity to win a prize of lantern string lights. The event also had lantern making using construction paper, for people to create while eating and chatting with friends. At the event, CSA served Beef and Broccoli, Vegetable Fried Rice, Chicken Lo Mein, Scallion Pancakes, and Dumplings. “I’m really glad that the food didn’t run out…We had over 200 attendees again so we’re keeping a steady growth. Definitely better than last year,” said Tracy Wong, Secretary for CSA. Treasurer Sophia Hua added, “We tried our best to adequately portray Chinese culture. I’m really glad… because I don’t think the student body gets enough culture… it’s a great way to open [students’] eyes and let them explore more food and different customs.”