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The Advanced Choral Ensemble were the first performers at the Unity Fair. After the National Anthem, they sang several regional songs, including one with an African beat. Photographs by Megan Lwe

The Advanced Choral Ensemble were the first performers at the Unity Fair. After the National Anthem, they sang several regional songs, including one with an African beat. Photographs by Megan Lwe

The Advanced Choral Ensemble were the first performers at the Unity Fair. After the National Anthem, they sang several regional songs, including one with an African beat. Photographs by Megan Lwe

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On April 27, the annual Unity Fair was held in the COHS gymnasium. Unity Fair is an event that is sponsored by the eight Unity Clubs on campus; this year the theme was “What A Wonderful World.” The Unity Clubs are Asian Unity, Filipino Unity, Spanish Club, French Club, Indian Unity, Middle Eastern Unity, ASL and BSU, which didn’t participate this year.

The evening included traditional and modern performances by the clubs. Each of the clubs had their own booths where the cultural food was served. People paid in tickets rather than money; the cost was $5 for 6 tickets or $1 each. In most cases a ticket equalled one serving or a drink.

Mary Messih, sophomore, said, “This was my first time going to Unity Fair, and it was a great experience. I would definitely go again. My favorite part was all of the food options that were offered; everything was really delicious.”

Spanish Club served a full meal with tamales, rice, and Spanish bread. Asian Unity served fried rice and boba. French Unity sold crepes with Nutella, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream, which was one of the most popular food items of the night. Sign Language had homemade cake pops, chocolate covered strawberries, and Rice Krispie treats. Additional delicious foods were provided at other booths.

Marissa Gonzalez, sophomore, said, “This was my first year going to Unity Fair, and it was an amazing experience. Overall, the best part of the night was working the Asian Unity booth with all of my friends there with me.”

The food was not the only highlight of the night, the performances were interesting to watch as well. The clubs either did a song, a dance, or another routine that represented the culture; there was even a fashion show which included members from all of the clubs.

The clubs were not the only performers. Advanced Dance did a Mexican Hat Dance. Advanced Choir Ensemble sang the National Anthem with ASL students signing and performed  several other songs. Jazz Band provided music while people were eating.

Sophomore Megan Doan, co-president of Asian Unity, said, “This was my second time going to Unity Fair, and it was a great experience. My favorite part overall was performing in our dance with other members of our club.”

At the end of the night there was a special finale that featured all of the clubs that were involved in making the Unity Fair. It was a special dance, choreographed by Audrey Canoy, senior and co-president of the Unity Club board, to the song of “What a Wonderful World.” At the end of the dance, each person waved a flag of a different country to represent everyone coming together as one.

Overall, it was a great experience, and hopefully, there will be another one next year.

French Club served Nutella-filled crepes. Photographs by Megan Lwe
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