Photos by Alex Pedersen
Western’s Asian Pacific Islanders Club (APIC) hosted its annual Lu’au Wednesday, April 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event featured food and drink, festive decor, and Polynesian dancers, whom students and other attendees had the chance to learn Tahitian and Hula dance skills from.
Polynesian dancers performing a traditional Tahitian dance. Polynesian dancers dancing with attendees after teaching them a traditional Tahitian dance. Polynesian dancers dancing with attendees after teaching them a Hula dance. The board of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders. From left to right: Cory Ragsdale (President), Anastatia Davis (Secretary), Kelia Portis (Vice President), and Matthew Tamanaha (Treasurer). Large blow-up palm trees were scattered throughout the UC Ballroom as decorations while people enjoyed company, food, and dance. Precious Allen checks people into the Lu’au, ensuring everyone has their wrist bands. Anastasia Davis, a Western junior, placed a lei on everyone entering the Lu’au. Members of APIC serving freshly made food to children and families attending the Lu’au. Cards left at every table with facts and info about Hawaii and other Polynesian islands.