On Aug. 18, the Office of Student Diversity held the widely anticipated Multicultural Extravaganza, an annual event that celebrates the diverse array of cultures and heritages that make up VSU.
Several booths were set up around the ballroom by student organizations and volunteers, offering food, cultural resources and activities like balloon animals and henna stains.
“I kept getting emails about this event, and it looked fun, so I decided to go,” Lauriana Waddell, a freshman elementary education major, said. “I’ll definitely come again next year.”
Many students were excited about the free food, free stuff and the music.
The menu included staples, such as egg rolls and hot dogs, as well as more exotic items like jerk chicken.
“This year, they had better food and even a live band!” Elizabeth Williams, a junior business administration major, said. “My favorite food item had to be the jerk chicken.”
Rachel Chaparro, a freshman communication disorders major, was more excited for the booths than the food, however.
“I’m really excited to see all the booths and meet new people here,” she said.
Written in collaboration by Gabriel Langston and Nia Thompson, staff reporters. Photos courtesy of Gabriel Langston and Nia Thompson.