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UHL Potluck

Food Across Cultures


Students getting food at the potluck
Jonah Shuman, Tamara Lhungay, and Thuy Nguyen getting food

The UHL Student Club organized a potluck on March 15 for students to not only socialize, but to show off dishes they had made. While some of the dishes were cultural (Thai beef salad and Cornish pasties), others were a little more familiar, such as the soda floats and butterscotch cookies. With the food set up a little after four, the students began to eat and others played games outside to pass the time.

Not only did students show up to eat, so did Dr. Doug Dyckes. He spent time sampling dishes and talking with students outside at the picnic table.

Simi Abraham (Biology, Dr. Dyckes eating wtih Ashley Almirez2016) played football in Ninth Street Park with Derrick Gallegos (Pre-Med, 2016) and Tryke Roark (Recording, 2016). After that, Ashley Almirez (Pre-Med, 2016) displayed her gymnastic skills to her classmates. For Simi, the fun experience included eating and spending time with friends.

Among the items Simi sampled were lemon rice, beef salad, ras malai dessert, parts of a veggie platter, banana lumpia, and pasties. Simi hopes that there will be another potluck in the future, as she enjoyed both the atmosphere and the food. However, she did have suggestions for next time.

“We should announce it constantly and earlier so people can plan ahead to get time off work,” Simi said. “Next time we should have a Frisbee because the football hurts.”

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