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Raising awareness of Asian culture with sticky rice and UNC Lambda Phi Epsilon

The sale of mango sticky rice was oganized by the Associate Chapter of Lambda Phi Epsilon at UNC in order to raise cultural awareness and raise.

To spread awareness of Asian culture, diversity and increase community awareness, UNC Lambda Phi Epsilon hosted a mango sticky rice sale on Friday.Mango sticky rice is a popular dessert originating from Southeast Asia. It is made with sticky rice, fresh mangoes and coconut milk.Lambda Phi Epsilon is one of UNC’s newer fraternities, which was founded in March 2013. Its mission is to inspire men to pursue a lifelong journey of personal growth and authenticity while also embracing Asian culture.The sticky rice sale is one way that contributes to Lambdas’ overall mission. While the event was predominantly designed to bring awareness to Asian culture by sharing a premium Asian dessert, it was also meant as a fundraising opportunity for the fraternity.

“It is a cultural awareness sort of event,” said Tanas Gangadhar, a junior in Lambda Phi Epsilon. “We are trying to be culturally aware — it’s an Asian dish – but at the same time, raise our presence in the community by having these sort of events, and at the same time, fundraising.”Editors PicksAkira is reimagined with musician Micah Moses new score for the anime classic How do you take your coffee? Hopefully, with gender equality Duke-UNC Sangeet is bringing tradition to Chapel Hill and breaking down stereotypes.The fraternity plans on putting the raised funds aside for future use. “For the fundraiser, we raise money for the chapter,” Gangadhar said.“Because, right now, we are selling these, but at other events, we actually give out food for free. Certain days for Asian American awareness we give out certain dishes that are free to the public.

For those events, we need funds for that.” Some mango sticky rice sale attendees enjoyed the dish because it brought back childhood memories.“I really like mango sticky rice,” said sophomore Daniel Hong. “I have always, whenever I go to Asian restaurants, they always have this as a dessert.As a kid, I was always begging my parents to please get this.” Odaly Rivas, a member of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad, Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.said she came to show support. Rivas also gave positive feedback toward the Lambdas Phi Epsilon fraternity.

I know some of the brothers, and they are really nice,” Rivas said. “They are always active on campus.They are active on the (Greek Alliance) Council, too. One of their brothers is on the (executive board) with me.”For UNC students wanting to get involved with Lambda Phi Epsilon, the fraternity hopes to host more community events before the end of the spring semester. Next up in Student Life514 UNC students are on Seeking Arrangement.

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Greece’s first Travel Festival will take you around the world in just 2 days!

Travelers, travel lovers and travel enthusiasts meet once per year somewhere around the world in order to connect, engage and get inspired;It’s already popular in many parts of the world, in Greece though it’s very new.
Nevertheless, now it does exist thanks to Manos Lianopoulos, Travel Vlogger and owner of and TravelFest’s Founder.I personally know Manos for a few years now and I must tell you; he is hard-working (his videos are just amazing) and passionate about traveling! His drive and enthusiasm led him to introduce the concept of a Travel Festival to the Greek travel community.How it all began“I was lucky enough to grow up in a family that loves traveling and nature activities.
So, being myself a traveler became a way of life for me. In 2013 I created my YouTube channel where I started uploading video content from my trips.TravelFest came as a natural continuity, as the next step.”Manos describes TravelFest as a vibrant community and a space of exchanging ideas and experiences among like-minded people.
What people will find at TravelFestTravelFest can be also described as Travel TEDx. Guests can enjoy inspirational talks from all kind of travelers, watch interesting documentaries and movies, taste various flavors and have fun in Athens.“Besides, our slogan is ‘Meet the world in two days’”!Developing and creating a Travel Festival“It wasn’t easy, for sure not. It still isn’t.
On the one hand, you have to manage the speakers, who are all travelers, so bringing them together on specific dates and times can be tricky, as they are constantly on the go. On the other hand, you have to find the sources to financially support the festival.Given the fact that it is a new kind of project in Greece and taking into consideration the financial situation in Greece, you can assume that there are several barriers to surpass!”Favorite destination by nowI couldn’t help but ask Manos which is his favorite place by now; a place he has visited and absolutely loved. “The next one.Always the next one!”It may sound like a typical reply, but it is so true! The next trip, the next destination is always the best!“Nevertheless, to answer your question, I have to say the Alps. I just love to explore this land with my motorcycle and get wonderfully lost in its small-town alleys and green surroundings.I have been there twice and I would easily go again”.*TravelFest will be held in Athens in April 6thand 7th2019Check all the information you need to know in the link below (in Greek).

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