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Sushi Rolling Night

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The Asian American Student Association at my school has an event each year where they teach other students how to make sushi.

The event is called Sushi Rolling Night.

This was my second year volunteering to be a roller, the person who teaches others how to make the sushi.

Before the actual day of the event, all the volunteers had to go through training. We went to a restaurant where one of the owners was able to teach us how to make the sushi, and cut it.

It was easier than I was expecting it to be.

I don't know why, but I have always thought that making sushi would be hard. The one with the rice on the outside is a california roll, and the one with the seaweed outside is known as a tempura shrimp roll.



I was able to help many UCO students that wanted to learn how to roll and make their own sushi.

And I was able to eat some sushi that I made for myself!








BronchoThon

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On Saturday, April 8th I was able to be part of BronchoThon at UCO. BronchoThon is a new organization on our campus which raises money for the Children's Hospital Foundation.

The student leaders that helped plan the actual day of BronchoThon had different events throughout the year in order to help raise more funds. Students across our university were able to join different groups to be part of BronchoThon.

The group that I was part of, Diversity Round Table, hosted a Barbecue fundraiser in which we were able to raise about $140!

When we first got to the actually BronchoThon event we didn't know what all we would be doing. Other students told us we would basically be dancing the whole night.

We got to learn different dances, play icebreakers, and eats lots of food.

My favorite thing about BronchoThon would have to be listening to the different Miracle families stories. These Miracle families, families that had children in the Childrens Miracle Network Hospital,  opened up to t…

Powwow

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On Sunday, April 2nd I was able to attend and volunteer at the UCO Annual Spring Powwow.

This is the oldest multicultural event that UCO has!

When I first signed up to help, I didn't really know what to expect.

I thought that I would just be volunteering at their cakewalk, but I was able to experience more things.



Towards the end of the powwow the MC opened the dancing floor to non Native people. My friend encouraged me to go to the dance floor, but before I did she gave me a shawl to wrap around myself. She explained to me that before a woman goes into the powwow circle they have to do this.

Besides volunteering to help with the popcorn machine, I was able to experience this Native American tradition, socialized with others, and listen to Native American chants.