Annual International Show Doubles as Fundraiser for Meals over Break
BY JINYU WANG
International Club President Naufal Amjad, ’16, has promised to shave his hair if $500 is raised at this year’s International Show.
The International Show, which consists of talent performances from different cultures, will double as a fundraiser to raise money for students’ meals over break.
The meals were eliminated as part of a $1 million budget cut, and international students, who must often stay on campus over breaks, will be among those most affected by the meal plan change.
According to International Club Vice President Becca Cameron, ’17, the annual event will remain free to the public, but everyone is encouraged to donate.
The show will kick off International Week on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in Champ Auditorium. It will consist of 14 performances by students from at least seven countries.
“So far we have singing, dancing, playing piano and guitar,” International Club Secretary Juan Manzo, ’17, said. “It is worth mentioning that we have a mixed dancing performance by students from mixed countries, which is the first time,” he said, adding, “Everyone is working very hard for this show, and I believe it will be fantastic!”
The Blue Diamond Dancers will also perform at the show.
The variety of acts gives students the opportunity to experience and enjoy Westminster’s diversity and multicultural campus.
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that President Akande would shave his head if the International Club raised $500 at its annual show. International Club President Naufal Amjad, not Westminster President Akande, said he would shave his hair.