Taiwan for a day

The Schine Underground was transformed into a Taiwanese paradise.

The Schine Underground looked like a Taiwanese fairground Wednesday night. The Taiwan Connection hosted a "Taiwan night" from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for SU students to experience Taiwan culture. Taiwanese games, prizes, food, and a flea market comprised the night's activities. Students could try their luck at games like marbles picking, throw the hoop, or poke it. Winners received candy and assorted knick-knacks. If gambling wasn't appealing, you could learn how to make origami or Sand Art.

A makeshift flea market had a rack of clothes and a multitude of crafts for sale under a colorful string of lanterns. A buffet line snaked through the room as students were served fried rice, scallion pancakes, bubble tea, dumplings, and sugar-coated fruit. Each of the eight tables had two Taiwan Connection members uniformed in bright pink T-shirts reading "TaiwanYes!" controlling each station.

Taiwan night at Syracuse University

Roughly 50 students attended the event including first-timers Eva Lyons and Sam Kogan. Kogan, a freshman, saw a flier on campus about Taiwan night and thought it looked like a great time.

"The origami looks totally awesome," Lyons, a junior, enthused.

"Cuisine, culture, toys -- it's fun," Kogan said.


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