A Step Closer to the Year of the Rat

The Chinese Club Holds New Year Event, celebrating culture.

A Step Closer to the Year of the Rat

Ammie Phan, Staff Writer

There’s no place to find more Chinese culture gathering than the Chinese New Year event.

Grossmont’s Chinese Club is organizing its biggest event – Lunar New Year on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The preparation for the event is still being planned, with more decisions to include performance talents, food and beverages. In general, the ideas for the performance are Kung fu performances and an acrobatic troupe. 

The event will have presentations of traditional Chinese food like fried rice-cake, New Year cake, fried dumplings, fried chicken and fried noodles. These are options that were brought to the table at meetings, and the decision will be made by the end of the semester.

For preparation, Miles Hawley, the secretary of the club, said that they started preparing for the New Year event since before the Movie Night event Nov. 20. Hawley said: “Each meeting we discuss different topics ranging from our next event, going over past events, and talk about our future events even if they’re months ahead. We will also meet over the break to prepare for the event as well.”

One major thing to consider when organizing this event is that the weather might be a factor in postponing it. There might be some days with some rainfall, so the club still will need to cancel the event if the weather is of concern.

The new plan for next semester is being discussed further to be finalized, but as Hawley said, the club will be changed with new rules and new, more structured events. For more information about spring 2020, please contact professor Claire Liu, the Chinese Club’s advisor at [email protected]