By Alex Chambers (DMV District Governor - DC, Maryland, Virginia)
“Alex Chambers? Oh, you mean that white kid from Tennessee who is actually Taiwanese?”
Indeed, if you have not already met me, this pretty much sums up who I am: a white kid from Tennessee who is actually Taiwanese. Although I am very proud of my roots, I must admit that I was taken off guard the first time I heard someone say this about me. Sure, I had been referred to as “that Taiwanese kid” in Tennessee or as “that American” in Taiwan, but before I came to the East Coast, where being neither Tennessean nor Taiwanese American is the norm, I had never heard someone call me both in the same sentence.
By Emily Kuo (ITASA Conference Liaison Director)
On November 9th, ITASA Tri-State held a mixer with Cornell Taiwanese American Society CTAS) at Lynah Rink for ice skating and hot chocolate. Jerry, our awesome Cornell ITASA Representative, planned and coordinated an awesome event!
By Judy Chen (ITASA Representative Case Western Reserve University)
In midst of the cold, windy weather of November and the waves of midterms approaching, one of CWRU TASA’s biggest campus events, Night Market, recently took place on November 9th.
by Tiffany Liao ’16 (ITASA Representative from Wellesley College)
Wellesley TCO had its first First-Year Event this past week. As mid-terms are approaching, so are the inevitable all-nighters and midnight munchies. What better way to combat this gloomy period than a Shaved Ice Study Break. Yes, it’s starting to get cold in the East Coast, but who would pass up on a bowl of shaved ice, drizzled with condensed milk and brown sugar, topped with lychee, grass jelly, boba, tangyuan, and other noms? Definitely not any college student I know.
By Aaron Lee (ITASA Representative Ohio State University)
OSU TASA is one of the younger TASA’s across the country. Now, how did we gain the spotlight at the university in such a brief period of time?
by Tiffany Bair (ITASA Representative Columbia)
Hey everyone! My name is Tiffany Bair and I am ITASA Rep for Columbia and Secretary of Columbia Taiwanese American Students Association (TASA). Our diverse board consists of 22 board members and 6 senior advisors from all over the US, Canada, Thailand, China, and of course, Taiwan. At Columbia, the mission of TASA is to build an open and welcoming community for individuals interested in Taiwanese culture, history, and current affairs and contribute to the larger network of cultural clubs across campus and in New York. Every year we hold a wide range of events from cultural coffeehouses, game nights, study breaks, political panels, networking events, and Big Brother Big Sister programs. Our annual events include Interboard, Teahouse, Taiwanese Festival Day, and CASPY (for more information, check out our events page).
by Emily Liu (ITASA NorCal District Governor)
Family. Food. Fun.
Those are the three things you’re absolutely guaranteed to find at Berkeley TASA. Take it from me – Emily Liu – ITASA NorCal District Governor and Berkeley TASA Outreach Officer. Now allow me to explain …
Check out all the awesome events TASAs around the nation have organized this past November!
November 8, 2013 Johns Hopkins University TASA Paper Umbrella Painting - Oil Paper Umbrellas have a rich history, and continued to develop their own unique Taiwanese flair when brought to Taiwan by the Hakka people. We’ll provide the umbrellas (imported from Taiwan!) and painting supplies, you provide the creativity! Take home an umbrella to give to someone, use as decoration, or keep for next year’s Halloween costume!
November 9, 2013 Case Western Reserve University Night Market - We will be serving home-made Taiwanese food. Check below for more details from Judy Chen!
It’s almost Thanksgiving! Hope everyone enjoys their break and eat lots of food! Talking about food — of course, you cannot forget about Taiwan :) Hope you are able to get some of these food these days!