Last Sunday evening the Lory Student Center hosted a one-of-a-kind celebration of culture, dance, singing, and of course, food; I hit the Indian Student Association’s annual “India Nite.”
When I arrived at India Nite, the ballroom was dark and a group was performing a dance number on the stage. I grabbed some (free!) food and settled in at one of the only empty chairs in the room to take it all in. The food was miraculous—two delicious samosas (Vegetarian, of course! I love that Indian food is mostly vegetarian.) with a spicy and savory filling. I was in heaven.
The performances were a little bit cheesy, but I absolutely loved them. After the dancers exited the stage, a musical group performed several numbers—it seemed almost like Indian karaoke, except they had great voices and they had choreographed some dances into their music.
Culture is Important
In this little bubble of Colorado, sometimes it can be hard to experience other cultures. But a huge portion of the Fort Collins community—mostly families, to my surprise—came out to dip their toes in the Indian culture, which was a blast to experience Sunday night.
I think it’s really important to get involved in the community and attend some of the events at CSU—some of them are cheesy, but a lot of them are really cool and can open your eyes to a new perspective. I love that CSU has such a close relationship with the Fort Collins community; it has a very homey and down-to-earth feel, and it’s nice that the community supports CSU. And CSU gives back to the community; next week, I’ll tell you all about CANS Around the Oval and CANvassing!
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