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Commuter services hosts Mexican culture in ‘Travel Around the World’

Brandon Cortes- News Writer

To foster cultural awareness and appreciation among students, the Commuter Service at the Adanti Student Center recently hosted a vibrant and immersive “Travel around the World” event.  

Held in Room 217, the event transported attendees to the heart of Mexico, offering a captivating exploration of its rich cultural heritage. 

Upon entering the room, visitors were greeted by an array of vibrant decorations that instantly set the stage for an authentic Mexican experience. From colorful papel picado banners hanging from the ceiling to traditional folk art adorning the walls, every detail contributed to the festive ambiance. 

“Mexico has a rich and diverse cultural heritage that extends far beyond its culinary delights. Our aim tonight is to celebrate that diversity and foster a deeper appreciation for Mexican culture among our peers,’ organizer and nursing major Maryanna De Almeida, a freshman, said. 

The highlight of the event was the insightful discussion about Mexican culture led by passionate volunteers. Students had the opportunity to learn about various aspects of Mexican life, including its history, traditions and customs. From the significance of Dia de los Muertos to the art of making handmade tortillas, participants gained valuable insights into the diverse tapestry of Mexican culture. 

Moreover, no cultural journey would be complete without indulging in the culinary delights of the featured country. At “Travel around the World,” attendees had the chance to satisfy their sweet tooth with an assortment of Mexican sweets and treats. 

De Almeida also said that events like this serve as a cultural bridge, allowing commuters from all corners of the globe to come together, share their experiences and celebrate the diversity that enriches our campus community.And by fostering a sense of belonging and understanding, we not only broaden our perspectives but also strengthen the bonds that unite us as fellow travelers. 

Next on the itinerary? Brazil.  

With its vibrant Carnival celebrations, sizzling cuisine and diverse cultural influences, Brazil promises to be another captivating destination for students eager to expand their global horizons. From learning the steps of samba to sampling traditional Brazilian dishes like feijoada, participants can look forward to an immersive experience that celebrates the unique essence of Brazilian culture. 

These themed events not only provide students with an opportunity to learn about different cultures but also foster a sense of community and inclusivity on campus. 

Commuter Services has announced plans to host similar events every other week, promising an ongoing exploration of diverse cultures from around the world. These regular gatherings aim not only to educate but also to cultivate a sense of unity and inclusivity among commuters and residents alike.  

“After Brazil, we will have the Philiphines next, so stay tuned,” De Almeida said. 

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