by Sanika Bhave
The meeting was like any other: a collection of different thoughts commenting upon society, history, and the human condition; a discussion about the language department at GHS became one about the development of a lingua franca throughout history, how language is an integral part of identity, and finally into how identity manifests through culture at GHS today. A heavy topic - especially considering the country’s political climate as well as what this school has gone through these past few years. Given this background, the members of Student Forum at that meeting began to work on bringing the school’s first Multicultural Night to life.
About 150 people attended the one-hour long event which had Indian, Mexican, German, Roman, French, Norwegian, and Irish cultures represented. At the end of the night, we asked every culture to put in a little memento from their booth into what we called “The Great American Melting Pot” to symbolize that no matter where this country or where this school is, we’re all one. We’d like to thank all the faculty that supported this event and of course all of the dedicated members of Student Forum.