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ORU celebrates 4th annual Culture Fest

Culture Fest has once again come and gone, but for the International Student Center, it was no easy feat, especially catering for over a thousand students. The event took place on Sept. 26, spearheaded by ISC Manager Anxhela Rama, as a cooperative effort of Student Association, Sodexo, the music department and individual students who came together to host Culture Fest, each contributing unique parts. 

From the menus to the music, event planning started during summer vacation. When the semester began, decisions such as determining who would perform at the talent show, how they would decorate and how students could support staff during the festival were made.

During the week of Culture Fest, Rama said the ISC “covered all the details that [one] cannot plan in advance” and made sure everything ran as smoothly as possible.

In addition to the fashion show and flag parade, students helped out by manning the booths, some working behind the scenes as technical support and the media team. The students also provided information on the cultures behind each continent’s booth.

Photos by David Batbold

The Culture Fest event involves a lot of work behind the scenes. The staff hopes to show excellence in the way they connect students with different cultures represented. Just as the ISC is grateful for student engagement and enjoyment, they appreciate feedback and support for their hard efforts.

Culture Fest is all about celebrating the people of diverse cultures, most of whom had a hand in putting it all together.

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